Why Uefa’s Europa League 2 could have been something great, but won’t be

Why Uefa’s Europa League 2 could have been something great, but won’t be

When talk first came about of a third European tournament being introduced by Uefa, it piqued my interest. Sure, logistically, it sounded like a nightmare, but as a Newcastle United fan, the idea of an Intertoto Cup for us smaller sides – but that actually counted for something – was kind of appealing.

Instead, what we’ve now discovered, is that the Uefa Europa League 2 – working title – is effectively a way to stop the larger clubs in Europe being occasionally embarrassed by teams from less well-established federations.

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