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What is the point of the Europa Conference League?

What is the point of the Europa Conference League?

Introduced for the 2021–22 season, the league will serve as the bottom level of the existing UEFA Europa League competition, which was reduced from 48 to 32 teams in the group stage. The competition will primarily be contested by teams from lower-ranked UEFA member associations.

Does Europa League winner qualify for Champions League?

The winner of the UEFA Europa League qualifies for the UEFA Super Cup and, since the 2014–15 season, the following season’s UEFA Champions League, entering at the group stage. The title has been won by 29 clubs, thirteen of which have won it more than once.

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What do you get if you win the Europa Conference League?

What do the winners get? The winner will gain a place in the following season’s UEFA Europa League group stage if they have not qualified for the UEFA Champions League via their domestic competition.

How much do teams get for winning Europa League?

UEFA Europa League Prize Money – Season 2021/22

Stage Prize Money
Group stage participation €3.63million
Group stage win €630k
Group stage draw €210k
Group stage winners €1.1million

How many teams are involved in the Europa League?

In all, 184 teams will be involved over the course of the season including at least one from each of the 55 associations and 46 clubs transferring from either the UEFA Champions League or UEFA Europa League.

When do the UEFA Europa Conference League fixtures take place?

The UEFA Europa Conference League fixtures will take place on Thursdays along with UEFA Europa League games (though the final in Tirana will be a week after the UEFA Europa League final in Sevilla on 18 May 2022).

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How does the UEFA Europa League round of 16 work?

The eight UEFA Europa League group winners progress automatically to the round of 16. There will also be additional knockout round play-offs prior to the UEFA Europa League round of 16; these will be between the eight UEFA Europa League group runners-up and the eight third-ranked teams of the UEFA Champions League groups.

Should we branch out from the Champions League?

As the Champions League, and even the Europa League with Sevilla’s dominance, become more and more exclusive, we must branch out. A new tournament is a great way to evolve and diversify European football. We have a chance to watch clubs we may never have heard of, and I think that should get any football fan excited.