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UEFA confirms the creation of the Europa Conference League

Published:25/09/2019 - 12:21h

Updated:25/09/2019 - 12:21h

UEFA confirmed this Tuesday after its meeting in Slovenia the creation of a third international competition. Since 2021, the Europa Conference League will join the Champions and the Europa League

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The season 2019-20 carries already some months under way, but in Europe prepare important changes of face to the future. This Tuesday there was meeting of the UEFA in Ljubljana (Slovenia) with several key subjects for treating, and after the meeting of the Executive Committee made a public announcement of the novelties that will affect to the football of the old continent.

One of the most important is the creation of a third international competition, the UEFA Europe Conference League, that from 2021 will initiate his career and will join to the Champions and the Europe League with the aim to "give more opportunities to clubs of more countries to have the option to participate in the European football", as they aimed official sources.

In 2018 already they seated the bases of this tournament, that will have a very similar format to the of his 'sisters'. If there are not novelties próximamente, the championship will have 32 teams in the phase of groups, distributed in eight groups with four teams each one. Besides, there will be eighth, chambers, semifinals and final on the way to the first place, with the usual way to the trophy.

The winner will receive, besides, an additional prize, and would be included in the following edition of the Europe League. In future boards will establish the details that have to build definitively this new competition of clubs, so that all was smart of face to the campaign 2021-22 and the three develop with absolute normality.

One of the appearances that remained fixed is the one of the schedules, since the parties will program the Thursdays in the band comprised between the 18:45 and the 21:00, the two hours chosen to give start to the meetings. The first of these schedules could also apply to the Champions, and would substitute to the of the 18:55 that for the moment adjusts the clashes of the phase of groups.

The VAR follows advancing

This is not the only news communicated by the UEFA, that has confirmed that the VAR follows advancing and that there will be reform in the Nations League. In addition to the studies on economic impact, the protocols of security and the project of creation of a European agency antiamaños, the system of video arbitration will première in the phase of eliminatory of the Europe League 2019-20, in the final of the Champions feminine from the final 2019-20 from now on, and also in the final stages of the Feminine European of 2021.

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