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UEFA Conference League 2021-22

Similar to the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League, the prize money received by the clubs is divided into fixed payments based on participation and results, and variable amounts that depend on the value of their TV market.

For the 2021–22 season, group stage participation in the Europa Conference League awarded a base fee of €2,940,000. A victory in the group pays €500,000 and a draw €166,000. Also, each group winner earns €650,000 and each runner-up €325,000. Reaching the knock-out stage triggers additional bonuses: €300,000 for the round of 32, €600,000 for the round of 16, €1,000,000 for the quarter-finals and €2,000,000 for the semi-finals. The losing finalists receive €3,000,000 and the champions receive €5,000,000.

  • First qualifying round: €150,000
  • Second qualifying round: €350,000
  • Third qualifying round: €550,000
  • Play-off round: €750,000
  • Qualified to Group Stage: €2,940,000
  • Match won in Group Stage: €500,000
  • Match drawn in Group Stage: €166,000
  • 1st in Group Stage: €650,000
  • 2nd in Group Stage: €325,000
  • Round of 32: €300,000
  • Round of 16: €600,000
  • Quarter-final: €1,000,000
  • Semi-final: €2,000,000
  • Runner-up: €3,000,000
  • Champion: €5,000,000

Also, each domestic champion not qualifying for the Group Stages of any final tournament will receive an additional €260,000.

Does the winner get automatic entry to next years EL or maybe even CL? It would add more complexity to the top 4.

The EL winner gets an automatic spot in the C/L, I imagine the winner of the Conference League would get a spot in next seasons EL.

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This is correct.

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2nd place gets a set of steak knives?

This is also correct.

I was wondering if this competition helped.in putting off some potential managers? Spurs must be favourites and not making it to at least the semi if not the final itself would be considered failure for any candidate.

UEFA Conference League play-off draw

Champions Path

Mura (SVN) / Žalgiris Vilnius (LTU) vs Prishtina (KOS) / Bodø/Glimt (NOR)
Neftçi (AZE) / HJK Helsinki (FIN) vs Maccabi Haifa (ISR) / HB Tórshavn (FRO)
Omonoia (CYP) / Flora Tallinn (EST) vs Shamrock Rovers (IRL) / Teuta (ALB)
Riga (LVA) / Hibernians (MLT) vs Lincoln Red Imps (GIB) / Slovan Bratislava (SVK)
Linfield (NIR) / Fola Esch (LUX) vs Kairat Almaty (KAZ) / Alashkert (ARM)

Main Path

AEL Limassol (CYP) / Qarabağ (AZE) vs Breidablik (ISL) / Aberdeen (SCO)
Újpest (HUN) / Basel (SUI) vs Čukarički (SRB) / Hammarby (SWE)
TNS (WAL) / Viktoria Plzeň (CZE) vs CSKA-Sofia (BUL) / Osijek (CRO)
Paços de Ferreira (POR) / Larne (NIR) vs Tottenham (ENG)

Stade Rennais (FRA) vs Rosenborg (NOR) / Domžale (SVN)
Laç (ALB) / Anderlecht (BEL) vs Vitesse (NED) / Dundalk (IRL)
Vojvodina (SRB) / LASK (AUT) vs Galatasaray (TUR) / St Johnstone (SCO)
Kolos Kovalivka (UKR) / Shakhter Karagandy (KAZ) vs Spartak Trnava (SVK) / Maccabi Tel-Aviv (ISR)
Bohemian (IRL) / PAOK (GRE) vs Hibernian (SCO) / HNK Rijeka (CRO)
KuPS Kuopio (FIN) / Astana (KAZ) vs Union Berlin (GER)
Luzern (SUI) / Feyenoord (NED) vs Elfsborg (SWE) / Velež (BIH)
Raków Czestochowa (POL) / Rubin (RUS) vs RFS (LVA) / Gent (BEL)
Dinamo Batumi (GEO) / Sivasspor (TUR) vs Lokomotiv Plovdiv (BUL) / Copenhagen (DEN)
Santa Clara (POR) / Olimpija Ljubljana (SVN) vs Sochi (RUS) / Partizan (SRB)
Trabzonspor (TUR) / Molde (NOR) vs Roma (ITA)
Śląsk Wrocław (POL) / Hapoel Beer-Sheva (ISR) vs Rapid Wien (AUT) / Anorthosis Famagusta (CYP)
Jablonec (CZE) / Celtic (SCO) vs Tobol Kostanay (KAZ) / MŠK Žilina (SVK)

Very few recognizable names. I think we have a Sofia fan and a Ljubljana fan amongst us.

Celtic :rofl:

Wait a minute Spurs actually have to qualify for this :rofl:

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Basel. How the mighty have fallen… :pensive:

Quite a few clubs there that have appeared in the Champions League proper over the last decade or so.

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Yessssssssss. :heart_eyes: :star_struck:

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This competition and the teams involved sounds like a lot match fixing will be going on.

Why do you say that?

Many clubs from Eastern Europe.

Or countries where players don’t earn big money.

Europa Conference League draw in full

Group A: LASK, Maccabi Tel-Aviv, Alashkert, HJK Helsinki
Group B: Gent, Partizan, Flora Tallinn, Anorthosis Famagusta
Group C: Roma, Zorya Luhansk, CSKA Sofia, Bodo/Glimt
Group D: AZ Alkmaar, CFR Cluj, Jablonec, Randers
Group E: Slavia Prague, Feyenoord, Union Berlin, Maccabi Haifa
Group F: FC Copenhagen, PAOK, Slovan Bratislava, Lincoln Red Imps
Group G: Tottenham, Rennes, Vitesse, NS Mura
Group H: Basel, Qarabag, Kairat Almaty, Omonoia

This looks like Spurs first trophy in a long time.

Probably somehow lose to Vitesse.

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Or more glory for Jose.

:joy: