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‘Green light’ given for third UEFA club competition
September 12, 2018
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Lausanne: European Club Association (ECA) chairman Andrea Agnelli has said that UEFA are clearing the way for the return of a third club competition, two decades after the disappearance of the Cup Winners’ Cup.

Agnelli, who is also on UEFA’s club competitions committee as well as being chairman of Juventus, said at the ECA’s General Assembly in Split, Croatia, on Tuesday, that “the ‘green light’ has been given to introduce a third competition...as of the 2021/22 season”.

The move would have to be validated at a future meeting of UEFA’s Executive Committee, with the ECA later saying they expected a decision to be reached “before the end of the year”.

In a statement sent to AFP, European football’s governing body confirmed only that it is “constantly reviewing the format of its competitions and is looking at a variety of options in this respect”.

“UEFA is discussing various ideas within its club competitions committee before any decision on potential changes would be made,” it added.

Agnelli indicated the move would mean a total of 96 teams being involved across the three competitions. With 48 sides currently involved in the Europa League group stage, that would likely mean that competition being reduced to 32 teams, with the same number competing in the Champions League group stage and the new competition.

Agence France-Presse

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