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Alan 4:24 Tue Sep 11
UEFA set to bring in a 3rd European competition for clubs
Telegraph

'Green light given' for Uefa to launch third European club competition

A third European competition is set to return to club football as part of a dramatic reshuffle expected by Uefa to reduce the Europa League's mammoth group stage.

The extra contest, which has yet to be named despite an initial "green light" by governing officials, is likely to be marketed primarily towards internet streaming sites.

The Champions League, Europe League and the third tournament are expected to include 32 teams each from the 2021/22 season.

Officials are keen to slash the current 48-team Europa League group stage by a third as the current format has drawn years of criticism for the burden it takes on clubs' domestic fixture calendars.

By creating a new tournament, authorities are expected to explore new revenue generating schemes by potentially offering "internet-only" broadcast deals.

European Club Association President Andrea Agnelli confirmed “the green light has been given” to a new competition, which is expected to sit below the Champions League and Europa League in terms of its status.

The Juventus President told the ECA's general assembly: "Pending approval of the UEFA ExCo, the 'green light' has been given to introduce a third competition, bringing the overall number of clubs to 96, as of the 2021/22 season."

The format of qualification for the competition has not yet been announced, but it could be similar to the former Cup Winners’ Cup, which was abandoned in 1999.

Uefa confirmed last month that it was "constantly reviewing the format of its competitions and is looking at a variety of options in this respect".

"Uefa is discussing various ideas within its Club Competitions Committee before any decision on potential changes would be made,” a statement added.

German newspaper Sport Bild said a new format was being considered because it would present new opportunities for broadcasting rights for internet platforms.

The format would also enable authorities to include more teams from smaller footballing nations, such as Scandinavia or Eastern Europe, without having to increase the Europa League - as initially proposed - to 64 teams.

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Russ of the BML 11:54 Thu Sep 13
Re: UEFA set to bring in a 3rd European competition for clubs
So basically they are looking to introduce a new competition which capitalises on the internet.

That in itself is when you know football as we know it is now dead.

gph 11:48 Thu Sep 13
Re: UEFA set to bring in a 3rd European competition for clubs
*lobbies for European "W in name Cup"*

Sydney_Iron 11:45 Thu Sep 13
Re: UEFA set to bring in a 3rd European competition for clubs
The bigger clubs are barely interested in the Europa league/Cup, a third cup will be seen as a losers competition by not just the big clubs, but mid size clubs as well, be like a European version of the Carabao cup, small crowds, little interest and clubs giving the kids and reserves a run out.

only1billybonds 11:13 Wed Sep 12
Re: UEFA set to bring in a 3rd European competition for clubs
Somwhere there is a coffin in which lies football,waiting for the lid to be lowered. This ridiculous idea is the latest nail that will be used to keep yhe lid closed forever.

Game us fucked enough as it.

Sven Roeder 11:08 Wed Sep 12
Re: UEFA set to bring in a 3rd European competition for clubs
Presume they will call these competitions :
UEFA Cup
European Cup Winners Cup

Seriously the best thing they could do would be to go back to these formats.
Straight knock out, no ‘league’ stages & an open draw. Stop the tedium and the fixes.

RBshorty 11:00 Wed Sep 12
Re: UEFA set to bring in a 3rd European competition for clubs
Fucking Hipsters and 96ers will be the death of this game.

4ever-blowin-bubbles 8:35 Wed Sep 12
Re: UEFA set to bring in a 3rd European competition for clubs
make it a 5th or 6th tournament and we may qualify ...... lol

Far East Hammer 12:02 Wed Sep 12
Re: UEFA set to bring in a 3rd European competition for clubs
boltkunt 5:28 Tue Sep 11

Far Cough 5:32 Tue Sep 11
Re: UEFA set to bring in a 3rd European competition for clubs
Bring back the Intertoto

Dr Moose 5:30 Tue Sep 11
Re: UEFA set to bring in a 3rd European competition for clubs
It is a load of bollox when dross like Burnley can appear in the Europa league\\cup. Bring back the old format.

boltkunt 5:28 Tue Sep 11
Re: UEFA set to bring in a 3rd European competition for clubs
Bring back the traditional Uefa Cup and Cup winners Cup.

Fuck the Europa League.

terry-h 5:19 Tue Sep 11
Re: UEFA set to bring in a 3rd European competition for clubs
The AnyoldshiteapartfromWestHamLondoncanqualifyforthis Trophy.

or


The WinthisandyougetablowjobfromaBaroness Cup.

eusebiovic 5:07 Tue Sep 11
Re: UEFA set to bring in a 3rd European competition for clubs
So they got rid of the Cup Winners Cup because it used to be a way for less fashionable clubs to win a trophy...either as cup winners in their own country or runners up to the league champions in a double year.

Now they are bringing back a half baked replacement.

I hate modern football... it's almost finished for me

A European superleague isn't far away...no promotion or relegation - a cartel of the traditional big hitters.

So we will have 2 separate systems like Rugby Union and League.

No prizes for guessing where all the money would go

Grumpster 5:02 Tue Sep 11
Re: UEFA set to bring in a 3rd European competition for clubs
Christ the two they have are bloody awful competitions as it is.

European Cup and Cup Winners Cup were both excellent comps replaced by a load of old shit.

Takashi Miike 4:50 Tue Sep 11
Re: UEFA set to bring in a 3rd European competition for clubs
absolute cunt of an idea, especially if it's yet another bloated group stage farce. they should all be straight two leg knock out games with no seedings

Jaan Kenbrovin 4:32 Tue Sep 11
Re: UEFA set to bring in a 3rd European competition for clubs
"German newspaper Sport Bild said a new format was being considered because it would present new opportunities for broadcasting rights for internet platforms."

Meaning trying to exploit fans of even more money to watch the same shit.

BulphanIron 4:27 Tue Sep 11
Re: UEFA set to bring in a 3rd European competition for clubs
"but it could be similar to the former Cup Winners’ Cup"...that's us out then, shame that!





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