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UEFA are planning to launch a third club team competition from 2021.
The competition will run alongside the Champions League and Europa League.
Europe's elite competition will continue to run as normal with 32 teams, while the Europa League is set to be reduced from 48 to 32 clubs.
A third competition still requires a name but will also feature 32 sides from around Europe.
Mit 32 Teams ' #UEFA führt 2021 neuen Europacup-Wettbewerb einhttps://t.co/5RaFkkmRcJ pic.twitter.com/EafxOQ954V
- SPORT BILD (@SPORTBILD) August 30, 2018
Sport Bild says UEFA will launch a THIRD competition, with 32 teams, from 2021.
Sounds like the plan is to move the smaller nations to this competition, and make the Europa League a stronger all-round comp.https://t.co/rXsYkKiOJS
- Dale Johnson (@DaleJohnsonESPN) August 30, 2018
More details emerging on plans for a third UEFA club competition.
My piece from 2015: "UEFA explores creating third European club competition"https://t.co/VDjF5rZmF5 https://t.co/9vUVIVcSFr
- Rob Harris (@RobHarris) August 30, 2018
By introducing a new competition, it bolsters the Europa League - making it a more attractive tournament by increasing the sporting quality thus improving marketing opportunities as outlined by Sport Bild.
It also allows smaller, like really small European teams, to play football outside of their domestic league.
The idea was first explored in 2015 with UEFA's bigwigs looking to turn those plans into reality.
Do you like the idea of a third European club competition?
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