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Old 26-09-2008, 02:43 PM
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New name for the UEFA cup with Lansdowne Road favourite to host the final in 2011.

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The UEFA Cup will be renamed the Europa League from next season - but beaten Cup finalists will no longer be allowed into the competition, it was announced.
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.
UEFA took the decision at their executive committee meeting in Bordeaux, and also ruled that beaten cup finalists will no longer be eligible even if the cup winners have qualified for the Champions League.
A UEFA spokesman 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.
"It is exactly this special character that the new identity will seek to capture."
The competition has TV rights sold centrally, in the same way as the Champions League, which should increase income to clubs.

UEFA President Michel Platini said: "I am convinced the new format will give the UEFA Europa League a successful new impetus." UEFA are expected to formally confirm in December that Wembley will host the 2011 Champions League final.
The Government have confirmed an exemption to tax rules for players appearing in the final and the decision should be rubber-stamped by UEFA's next executive committee on December 16.
Dublin's Lansdowne Road is viewed as favourite to be named as venue for the 2011 Europa League final.
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Old 26-09-2008, 03:10 PM
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Imagine if Rangers qualify for that one!
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Old 22-10-2009, 09:17 PM
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Jesus, Everton got trounced 5 nil by Benfica!
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Old 22-10-2009, 09:40 PM
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this new ref rule's absolutely stupid
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Old 22-10-2009, 10:00 PM
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Jesus, Everton got trounced 5 nil by Benfica!
yeah bad peformance.

two inexpierenced full backs got destroyed tonight.

hibbert had to play centre half due to yobos late withdrawl.

jo was terrible and the yak didnt look up to speed at all.

osman pienaar baines injured and were missed.

benfica have some very good players and scoring goals for fun in portugal at the moment.
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Old 05-11-2009, 11:29 PM
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Fine goal by the Riise brothers tonight!
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Old 05-11-2009, 11:31 PM
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load of shit
should of left it as uefa cup that name was the only thing going for it
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Old 05-11-2009, 11:32 PM
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benfica well on top tonight. Everton had no creativity at all. Injuries are really hurting them at the moment
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Old 05-11-2009, 11:41 PM
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I see liverpool are favourites to win it now at 6-1
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Old 06-11-2009, 12:30 AM
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benfica could be worth an each way bet. They are a very good team.
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