2020/21 Champions League to Be Based on Merit – UEFA

European Competitions

UEFA has decided that if the current football campaign cannot be concluded, next year’s European competition will be based on sporting merit.

At a meeting earlier today, Europe’s governing committee decided that next year’s European qualifications will be worked out based on sporting merit.

The meeting of UEFA’s executive committee was led by President Alexander Ceferin and held via a videoconference

This would mean a decision made on points-per-game tally would be used to determine which teams qualify for next season’s European competitions.

The decision would see Manchester United and Wolves take the Europa League spots in England while Leicester and Chelsea join Manchester City and Liverpool in the Champions League.

Arsenal and Tottenham would miss out on European football entirely if the Premier League season is unable to be completed 

Plenty of big decisions had previously been made by the committee, such as the postponement of Euro 2020, so it was always expected that more tough calls would be made this week.

In Spain, Barcelona and Real Madrid would be joined by Sevilla and Real Sociedad in the 2020/21 Champions League campaign, while PSG, Olympique Marseille, Rennes and Lille will represent France in the coveted competition

Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig and Borrusia M’gladbach will represent the German contingent.

In Italy, Juventus will be joined by Lazio, Inter Milan and Atalanta.