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UEFA Europa League: Full Details


The UEFA Cup will be renamed the Europa League from season 2009/2010.

Details

The new-look league will have 48 clubs in 12 groups of four, with the top two in each joining the eight third-placed clubs from the Champions League in a 32-club knock-out stage.

A UEFA spokesperson said...

'The new format will result in many teams from all over Europe contesting the new UEFA Europa League, with teams from emerging countries or lesser known teams challenging the 'old' order of established European clubs.'

UK Broadcasting Rights

Channel Five, ITV 4 and Irish TV pay channel Setanta Sports have each been awarded the 2009-12 UEFA Europa League UK TV rights.

Further details can be found here

Europa League

Precise details can be found by clicking www.uefa.com



The journalist

Writer: Tudor Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday March 16 2009

Time: 9:08AM

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Will the group stages be Home & Away?
shauny
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16/03/2009 09:11:00

Will the group stages be Home & Away?
shauny
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16/03/2009 09:11:00

Yes they will.
Tudor
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16/03/2009 09:12:00

Yes they will.
Tudor
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16/03/2009 09:12:00

By my reckoning it will take 11 games to reach the final instead of the present 21. Unless they still have qualifying rounds that we were subject to.
alphieblues
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16/03/2009 11:20:00

By my reckoning it will take 11 games to reach the final instead of the present 21. Unless they still have qualifying rounds that we were subject to.
alphieblues
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16/03/2009 11:20:00

It will be interesting to see if it does produce more exciting football as predicted
Doody
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16/03/2009 18:25:00

It will be interesting to see if it does produce more exciting football as predicted
Doody
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16/03/2009 18:25:00

here are the official rules: http://www.uefa.com/competitions/uefacup/news/kind=2097152/newsid=788365.html
eighthsin
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16/03/2009 19:24:00

here are the official rules: http://www.uefa.com/competitions/uefacup/news/kind=2097152/newsid=788365.html
eighthsin
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16/03/2009 19:24:00

The group stage is expanded to include 12 groups of four teams each. Each team plays the other three sides on a home-and-away basis, with the top two teams in each of the 12 groups progressing to the Round of 32. The titleholders and ten clubs eliminated from the UEFA Champions League play-off round qualify automatically for the group stage.
eighthsin
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16/03/2009 19:26:00

The group stage is expanded to include 12 groups of four teams each. Each team plays the other three sides on a home-and-away basis, with the top two teams in each of the 12 groups progressing to the Round of 32. The titleholders and ten clubs eliminated from the UEFA Champions League play-off round qualify automatically for the group stage.
eighthsin
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16/03/2009 19:26:00

Sounds great, when do we start?
kennyclementstache
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16/03/2009 20:54:00

Sounds great, when do we start?
kennyclementstache
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16/03/2009 20:54:00

Still don't think anyone will take it too seriously until they end the practice of allowing teams knocked out of the Chumps League to drop into the Europa League. Also don't think anyone but the real minnows will value the competition until it starts spinning even a fraction of the money the Chumps league can earn. Not saying I wouldn't mind winning it this year of course...
fifthcolumnblue
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16/03/2009 22:17:00

Still don't think anyone will take it too seriously until they end the practice of allowing teams knocked out of the Chumps League to drop into the Europa League. Also don't think anyone but the real minnows will value the competition until it starts spinning even a fraction of the money the Chumps league can earn. Not saying I wouldn't mind winning it this year of course...
fifthcolumnblue
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16/03/2009 22:17:00

If we win the UEFA cup this year, do we get automatic entry into the Europa Cup?
Thaibluefan
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17/03/2009 02:34:00

If we win the UEFA cup this year, do we get automatic entry into the Europa Cup?
Thaibluefan
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17/03/2009 02:34:00

 

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