Uefa launches third-tier club competition, changes Nations League format

Uefa executive committee meeting in Ljubljana, September 2019. Image credit: Uefa.com

Uefa announced the launch of a new club competition, the Europa Conference League, and changes to the format of the Nations League national team competition following its executive committee meeting yesterday in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

The Uefa Europa Conference League will be a third-tier competition sitting below the Champions League and Europa League, and will kick off in 2021. Games will be played on Thursdays, with kick-off times at 18:45 and 21:00 Central European Time, similar to the Europa League. The qualification rules for the competition have not yet been confirmed.

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