Comments on: Should Europa League winners qualify for the Champions League? http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/2010/05/13/should-europa-league-winners-qualify-for-the-champions-league/ World Soccer views and news Wed, 16 Nov 2016 16:27:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: legendz http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/2010/05/13/should-europa-league-winners-qualify-for-the-champions-league/comment-page-1/#comment-357594 Sat, 18 Jun 2011 09:32:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/?p=16430#comment-357594 The Europa League winner should qualify for the Champions League. It’ll will automatically enhance the Europa League.
Only the 4 best 3rd place teams from the Champions League group stages should join the Europa League Round of 32. This 4 along with the 12 group winners should be seeded. The 12 group runners up and 4 best 3rd placed teams of the EL group stages should be the unseeded teams for the Round of 32 draw.

UEFA should bring back the Intertoto Cup. It should be contested by 64 teams: the Europa League play-off losers (37), league champions not making round 3 of the Champions League play-offs (19 or 20 on any given year). To make up 64, wildcard places can be given to highest ranked EL qualifier round 3 losers. The Intertoto Cup winner can then qualify for the Europe League group stage of the following season.

UEFA should also have a Fair Play Cup. 8 fair play teams should contest this Cup over the summer month. It’ll have to straight knock-out, played on the same dates as the Europa League rounds 2, 3 and 4 qualifiers. The winner should then join the Intertoto Cup mentioned above.

All competitions mentioned will create a form of pyramid. Europa League play-off loses and lower nation league champions gain more European experience and path to Europa League.

Cup competitions all around Europe will gain an added boost. Any team qualifying for the Europa League can look upon it as an opportunity to make the Champions League. It’ll be a win win all round for UEFA.

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By: WorldCupTV.org http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/2010/05/13/should-europa-league-winners-qualify-for-the-champions-league/comment-page-1/#comment-354778 Sun, 16 May 2010 15:24:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/?p=16430#comment-354778 Inter Milan were crowned Italian champions for the fifth consecutive season on Sunday, but Jose Mourinho’s side had their nerves tested as Claudio Ranieri’s Roma pushed them all the way. WorldCupTV.org 10:22

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By: WorldCupTV.org http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/2010/05/13/should-europa-league-winners-qualify-for-the-champions-league/comment-page-1/#comment-354766 Sat, 15 May 2010 14:57:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/?p=16430#comment-354766 Allthe WorldCup 2010 Games will be streamed Live at WorldCupTV.org 09:56

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By: WorldCupTV.org http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/2010/05/13/should-europa-league-winners-qualify-for-the-champions-league/comment-page-1/#comment-354755 Sat, 15 May 2010 01:32:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/soccer/?p=16430#comment-354755 Looks like France has a chance. France appears favored to host football’s European Championship in 2016 after UEFA published evaluations of the three bidding nations. 20:30

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