UEFA approve new European club competition from 2021
European soccer’s governing body approved the creation of a third-tier UEFA club competition
This will be a tournament which will mirror the current Champions League and Europa League format from 2021.
At their meeting in Dublin, UEFA’s Executive Committee finalised plans to introduce the event, with the working title ‘UEL2’ and featuring 32 teams in the group stage, in the 2021 to 2024 competition cycle.
The Europa League group stage, meanwhile, will be reduced from 48 teams to 32.
UEFA said that the Champions League would remain unaltered, meaning that the four top-ranked leagues — currently Spain, England, Germany and Italy — would each keep four guaranteed places in the group stage.Published: by Radio NewsHub