SPLIT: A third UEFA membership competitor is able to be launched from the 2021-22 season with 32 teams throughout the group stage, the highest of the affiliation representing Europes largest golf gear talked about on Tuesday.
European Membership Affiliation (ECA) chairman Andrea Agnelli instructed his members at a gathering in Break up that it is going to be a third-tier competitor to run alongside the prevailing Champions League, UEFAs showcase event, and the second-string Europa League.
The ECA later talked about in an announcement that the proposal was to chop again the number of teams throughout the Europa League group stage from 48 teams to 32. The Champions League would proceed unaltered with 32 teams.
The inexperienced delicate has been given to introduce the third rivals, bringing the final number of golf gear to 96, as of the 2021-22 season, Agnelli talked about, together with that it nonetheless wanted to be permitted by European soccer physique UEFA.
Agnelli will also be president of Juventus and sits on the UEFA govt committee, occupying one among two seats allotted to membership representatives.
Europe used to have a third rivals for winners of house cup competitions, generally called the Cup Winners Cup, but it surely absolutely was abolished in 1999. Residence cup winners now enter the Europa League.
The ECA has beforehand known as for additional golf gear to be involved in European competitions and a larger certainty of matches for participating golf gear.
ECA vice-chairman Dariusz Mioduski later instructed reporters that we look like coming into the ultimate stage of the discussions on how European soccer will look over the next plenty of years.
He talked about that the potential for rising the Europa League group stage to 64 teams, with out introducing a model new competitor, had been checked out nonetheless discarded.
Mioduski, president of Polish membership Legia Warsaw, talked about that it was too early to current particulars such as a result of the id of the model new rivals or who would qualify.
We’re nonetheless working loads of factors round it how the entry could possibly be allotted and the way in which the qualification would look. One in every of many important points is to limit the qualifying rounds, he talked about.
There’s already the question of revenue distribution, branding, coefficients.
UEFA talked about in an announcement that it was at all times reviewing the format of its competitions and is having a look at various decisions on this respect.
It talked about quite a few ideas could possibly be talked about: sooner than any alternative on potential modifications could possibly be made.
Agnelli moreover repeated his title from last yr for a drastic overhaul of the worldwide match calendar, which is drawn up by worldwide soccer physique FIFA and allocates dates for nationwide workforce video video games.
An in depth analysis of the prevailing Worldwide Match Calendar is required earlier to presenting a model new model post-2024. The current model desires modernizing, he talked about.