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UEFA plans on introducing a third European club competition in the near future

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UEFA is looking to expand with another league.

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A few months back, the European football association introduced the Nations League to avoid the ennui from the long non-tournament summers and ultimately turned trivial international friendlies into serious competitions.

The latest communiqué came out on Tuesday during the annual general assembly of the European Club Association held in Croatia. ECA chairman Andrea Agnelli announced that UEFA is willing to establish a third league alongside the already existing Champions League and the Europa League. The introduction of the new league would increase the number of clubs that are participating in various European tournaments from 80 to 96.

Launching a new league is not as easy as it seems. It would take simultaneous analysis of the existing schedule of international and league matches to find out whether it is possible to start a new one. Agnelli said that a detailed assessment is necessary in order to present a new model post-2024: (via BBC)

The current model needs modernizing. A detailed assessment of the existing international match calendar is required prior to presenting a new model post-2024.

UEFA said via an official statement that they are "constantly reviewing the format of its competitions and is looking at a variety of options."