UEFA have affirmed the production of a third-level UEFA club rivalry on Sunday, a competition which will reflect the current Champions League and Europa League organize, starting in 2021.
At their gathering in Dublin, UEFA’s Executive Committee finished plans to present the occasion, with the working title “UEL2,” in the 2021 to 2024 rivalry cycle.
It will guarantee that something like 34 nations will be spoken to in UEFA club rivalries, contrasted with the present aggregate of 26.
The seventh-set groups in Europe’s four best positioned alliances will qualify specifically for the last qualifying round of the new rivalry, while groups entering the early qualifying rounds of the new rivalry will be fundamentally those completing second, third and fourth in Europe’s littler associations.
“The new UEFA club rivalry makes UEFA’s club rivalries more comprehensive than any time in recent memory,” UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin said.
“There will be more counterparts for more clubs, with more affiliations spoke to in the gathering stages. This opposition was a result of progressing exchange with clubs through the European Club Association.”
The organization will see eight gatherings of four groups, trailed by the round of 16, quarterfinals, elimination rounds and last. Like the Europa League, matches will be played on Thursday.
An extra knockout round will be played before the round of 16 between groups positioned second in their gatherings and the third-positioned groups in the gatherings of the Europa League, which will run simultaneously.
The new rivalry will highlight 141 matches more than 15 coordinate weeks, precisely like the Europa League. The champ of the new rivalry will be qualified for take part in the Europa League in the accompanying season.
The Europa League gather arrange, in the interim, will be diminished from 48 groups to 32.
UEFA said that the Champions League would stay unaltered, implying that the four best positioned alliances – at present Spain, England, Germany and Italy – would each keep four ensured puts in the gathering stage.
“No progressions will be made to the configuration and access rundown of the UEFA Champions League,” said UEFA.