UEFA has announced details of a new European club competition to be launched in 2021.
The production of the competition, which has the working title of UEL2, was endorsed following a gathering in Dublin, with the overseeing body saying its beginning will guarantee no less than 34 nations will be spoken to in the gathering phases of UEFA club rivalries.
Running close by the Champions League and Europa League, the opposition will highlight 32 groups in the gathering stage, with diversions to be played on Thursdays.
Before the last 16 an extra knockout round will be played between the second-put finishers in the gathering stage and the sides who complete third in their individual Europa League gatherings.
The victor of the opposition will meet all requirements for the consequent season’s Europa League.
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin stated: “The new UEFA club rivalry makes UEFA’s club rivalries more comprehensive than any time in recent memory. There will be more counterparts for more clubs, with more affiliations spoke to in the gathering stages.
“This opposition was a result of continuous discourse with clubs through the European Club Association.
“There was a far reaching request by all clubs to expand their odds of partaking all the more frequently in European rivalry.
“This has been accomplished with a vital methodology, and as per UEFA’s goal of having both greater quality and greater inclusivity in our club rivalries.”