In this football language post we explain the phrase, ‘Europa Conference League’, the latest European domestic club competition. You can also find many more examples of soccer vocabulary by going to our football cliches page here and our huge football glossary here. If you have questions or comments, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Football Language: Europa Conference League
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This season (2021-22) sees a new European club competition: The Europa Conference League which is the new third tier European tournament (after the Champions League and the Europa League) is a competition for teams from lower-ranked leagues and also some teams that finish outside the top 5 or 6 in some of the bigger leagues, for example, one team qualifies from England’s Premier League. Similar to the other two European competitions, there are preliminary rounds before a series of group stages (eight groups of four teams). Not all of the top two finishers in these groups qualify for the last 16 but instead will have to play a side that has dropped down from the Europa League. The winners of the Europa Conference League earn a place in the following season’s Europa League.
- Example: The inaugural Europa Conference League final takes place in Tirana Albania between Roma and Feyenoord.
- Example: Tottenham out of Europa Conference League after UEFA confirms forfeit for Rennes game (Sky Sports.com, December 20th 2021).
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