Leicester City, Everton, Tottenham, Arsenal and many other top Premier League teams may find themselves playing in UEFA’s new competition – UEFA Conference League next season. But what is this competition?
What is Europa Conference League?
The new competition will be the third organized UEFA club competition and run alongside both the Prestigious and glamorous UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League, which have jackpotjill releasing odds on every matches being played.
The idea is to give more European teams a taste of European competition, particularly clubs from Nations that struggle to qualify for the Champions League and the Europa League.
Who qualifies from England?
It’s looking more likely the seventh-place team in the Premier League will for this competition.
The Carabao Cup winner was guaranteed a place in the Europa Conference League play-off. But after Premier League champions Manchester City lifted the ultimate title in England – having already sealed a spot in the UEFA Champions League – their spot will be passed on to the next highest-ranked team in the League which has not qualified for any of the UEFA club competition.
Provided Chelsea and FA Cup champions Leicester remain in the top five – or the Blues go on to lift the UEFA Champions League – the League’s seventh-placed club will qualify for the new Europa Conference League next term
When will matches be played?
The Europa Conference League and the Europa League fixtures will both be played on Thursdays, with kick-offs at about 5.45 pm and 8 pm respectively.
The new UEFA competition is set to kick off in 2021/22 and run throughout the 2021/24 league cycle at least.
The competition will have First, Second, Third Qualifying Rounds, and then a Play-Off round before the ‘money-spinning’ Group Stage.
The Premier League team will join at the Play-Off round, a two-legged fixture on August 19 and 26. The Premier League campaign begins on the weekend of 14th August.
The winners of the eight groups automatically qualify for the round of 16. More knockouts round play-off matches will then be played before the round of 16 fixtures between the eight group second-placed teams and the third-ranked clubs of the UEFA Europa League groups.
Meaning if a Premier League team makes the final of the Europa Conference League, they will play 15 games more, or 17 matches if they finish as runner-up in their group, and all matches will be covered with odds coming from casinoclic casino en ligne when the time comes.
The new format of this competition will make sure about 34 UEFA national associations are duly represented in the group stage at least one or two UEFA club competitions.
England, Spain, Germany, France, and Italy all get one club, while Portugal, Scotland, Russia, Belgium and the Netherlands get two.
The race for European places in the Premier League is becoming more interesting, as we head towards an exciting conclusion of who will qualify for UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and the newly created Europa Conference League?
As the 2020/21 season enters its final match-day, the top-four race is going down the wire, with Liverpool displacing Leicester City, courtesy of their victory over Burnley on Wednesday night, following Leicester’s defeat at Stamford Bridge.
Sunday is the season finale, as it gets a little more complicated but keep in mind, the maximum number of Premier League teams in UEFA competitions is only seven.