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The 'UEFA Europa Conference League' thread
« on: May 24, 2021, 02:12:49 pm »
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The UEFA Europa Conference League...

'The new competition will be played on Thursday nights, alongside the UEFA Europa League, and aims to give more teams the chance of winning European honours'.

The competition is scheduled to run from the 2021–22 season, and will serve as the bottom level of the existing UEFA Europa League competition, which is due to be reduced from 48 to 32 teams in the group stage.

The competition will primarily be contested by teams from lower-ranked UEFA member associations. 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.


There will be eight groups of four teams, followed by knockout round play-offs, the round of 16, quarter-finals, semi-finals and final.

The eight group winners automatically go through to the last 16. Additional knockout round play-offs will then be played before the round of 16 between the eight group runners-up and the third-ranked teams of the UEFA Europa League groups.



'All You Need To Know': www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaconferenceleague/news/0264-10fe90612aa3-37b2bc77f89e-1000--europa-conference-league-explained

UEFA Sites: www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaconferenceleague & www.facebook.com/UEFAconferenceleague

Wikipedia Page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UEFA_Europa_Conference_League

Wikipedia Page for the 2021/22 UEFA Europa Conference League: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2021%E2%80%9322_UEFA_Europa_Conference_League



Schedule (and Draw Dates): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2021%E2%80%9322_UEFA_Europa_Conference_League#Schedule

FlashScores.co.uk Page for the 'Europa Conference League' (live scores, fix & res, tables, etc) - tba

'Europa Conference League' matches shown live on UK TV - www.live-footballontv.com/live-uefa-europa-conference-league-football-on-tv.html (on BT Sport)

'Europa Conference League' matches shown live on TV around the world (+ great for IPTV etc) - www.livesoccertv.com

Streams - www.redandwhitekop.com/forum/index.php?topic=345769.0 (in the 'Some useful info for following the football + TV, Streams, & Highlights etc' thread)



'What Is The Europa Conference League? | Explained' - a 9 minute video at the 'Football Daily' youtube channel:-

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/7h99T80iDOc" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/7h99T80iDOc</a>


UEFA's own 2 minute video on the Europa Conference League : https://twitter.com/UEFA/status/1396775932040519685



The Trophy:-


« Last Edit: May 26, 2021, 12:28:41 am by oojason »
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Re: The 'UEFA Europa Conference League' thread
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2021, 02:16:49 pm »
I thought they might have brought the old cup winners cup trophy out of retirement for this.

Not sure what that thing he’s holding is.  Looks like he got it in a street market selling cheap memorabilia knock offs.

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Re: The 'UEFA Europa Conference League' thread
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2021, 02:19:22 pm »
Roma vs Spurs final, nailed on.

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Re: The 'UEFA Europa Conference League' thread
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2021, 02:20:21 pm »
A whole season to try and qualify for a tournament no-one wants to qualify for!
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Re: The 'UEFA Europa Conference League' thread
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2021, 02:20:34 pm »
That trophy looks like a bin. After the lorry runs over it.

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Re: The 'UEFA Europa Conference League' thread
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2021, 02:27:46 pm »
Now that we’re in the CL we can go back to taking the piss out of Spurs for being in this and of the blueshite for failing to qualify for it.

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Re: The 'UEFA Europa Conference League' thread
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2021, 02:29:50 pm »
Roma vs Spurs final, nailed on.

Depends how the Europa goes. If a team bottles it there they drop into this!
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Re: The 'UEFA Europa Conference League' thread
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2021, 02:30:44 pm »
I thought they might have brought the old cup winners cup trophy out of retirement for this.

Yep. Looks like a knockoff UEFA Cup

Roma vs Spurs final, nailed on.

At least one of Roma and Spurs should be reaching the final. If Villarreal beat Man Utd, Spain won't even have a participant. The format of this is an absolute mess with some leagues (Switzerland, Greece) not receiving automatic EL spots anymore. Should have been more EL-lite, including dropping sides from the EL to make it more competitive.
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Re: The 'UEFA Europa Conference League' thread
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2021, 02:47:09 pm »
Trophy looks so much better than the Europa cup, and anything they've every designed for the women's competitions. It's got nothing on Big Ears though  ;D

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Re: The 'UEFA Europa Conference League' thread
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2021, 02:58:05 pm »
I get the idea of the competition. Gives the European teams that have zero chances in the Champions league and Europa league a reason to qualify and take part. I like that it is a competition that is weighed more in the favour of those countries that dont get many chances in Europe

That being said, 4pm kick offs are going to be horrible, travelling to countries that dont necessarily have a great track record of holding football matches, playing for the chance of playing Europa league football...

And BT sport got the TV rights. This should have been a competition that is put on Free to Air TV like Channel 5

This is a competition that teams in England will end up fighting to avoid. The league cup or 7th Spot in the premier league will become the cursed position

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Re: The 'UEFA Europa Conference League' thread
« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2021, 03:05:11 pm »
Trophy looks so much better than the Europa cup, and anything they've every designed for the women's competitions. It's got nothing on Big Ears though  ;D
The Uefa Cup is the best looking trophy by a mile I think.

Not sure they should have the teams from the big countries in this. If you are doing a competition for smaller countries then do that. What is the point in Spurs and Roma being in this?

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Re: The 'UEFA Europa Conference League' thread
« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2021, 03:08:43 pm »
The Uefa Cup is the best looking trophy by a mile I think.

Not sure they should have the teams from the big countries in this. If you are doing a competition for smaller countries then do that. What is the point in Spurs and Roma being in this?

why do any of the smaller clubs enter the FA cup?  they know they wont win  but a chance to play one of the big boys - that carrot has to be in there otherwise there would be less than x=zero interest in this from fans/tv companies/teams alike

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Re: The 'UEFA Europa Conference League' thread
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2021, 03:21:41 pm »
Trophy looks so much better than the Europa cup, and anything they've every designed for the women's competitions. It's got nothing on Big Ears though  ;D

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Re: The 'UEFA Europa Conference League' thread
« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2021, 03:23:18 pm »
Pretty sure my mum has something like that trophy in her conservatory with some plants in it.

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Re: The 'UEFA Europa Conference League' thread
« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2021, 03:54:19 pm »
The big question everyone wants to know:  Is there a Europa Conference League anthem?
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Re: The 'UEFA Europa Conference League' thread
« Reply #15 on: May 24, 2021, 06:45:35 pm »
We did manage to change the design of the old UEFA cup.

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Re: The 'UEFA Europa Conference League' thread
« Reply #16 on: May 24, 2021, 06:51:16 pm »
It looks like the UEFA Cup’s long lost aluminium twin. The one that was separated at birth from its silver sibling and left to fend for itself in the crackden infested slums of Madrid.
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Re: The 'UEFA Europa Conference League' thread
« Reply #17 on: May 24, 2021, 06:58:08 pm »
Thank fuck we avoided this!

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Re: The 'UEFA Europa Conference League' thread
« Reply #18 on: May 24, 2021, 07:04:59 pm »
Surely that trophy hasn't been plated yet?  Looks like it needs guilding.
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Re: The 'UEFA Europa Conference League' thread
« Reply #19 on: May 24, 2021, 07:10:01 pm »
My spurs supporting friend is so bitter right now - lashing out at everyone that Spurs should be in the CL but for Mourinho (and of course 2 years ago - Mourinho is the best!!)