UEFA confirm launch of European Conference League in 2021 to sit beneath Champions League and Europa League competitions
- The European Conference League will be contested from 2021 onwards
- The competition will run alongside the Champions League and Europa League
- UEFA’s aim is to give more clubs the opportunity to play European football
UEFA has revealed the launch of a third European competition called the European Conference League.
The new tournament will sit beneath and be played alongside the Champions League and Europa League from 2021.
UEFA’s idea is to give more clubs the opportunity to play European football, though it isn’t yet known how exactly teams will qualify for the tournament.
UEFA has announced the launch of a third European club competition from 2021
The winners of the League Cup could qualify for the European Conference League
At least one English club is expected to participate in the play-offs for the competition each season.
The winners of the League Cup could be one potential route for qualification for clubs.
As it stands, the top four clubs in the Premier League qualify for the Champions League, with the team in fifth handed a place in the Europa League group stage.
The winners of the FA Cup also qualify for the Europa League group stage, while the League Cup holders are rewarded with a place in the second qualifying round.