Europe’s governing body has confirmed that the Europa League will be called the UEFA Conference League.
UEFA announced the competition in 2018. Introduced in 2021 as a third tier European competition below the Champions League and Europa League.
Roma continued their success with their first European title since 1965 before West Ham won in 2021-22 in 2022-23.
The competition will have a new name from the 2024-25 season, however, after UEFA’s executive committee voted on Wednesday.
The statement read: “Introduced under the ‘Europa’ umbrella at the start of the 2021-24 business cycle, the new competition has quickly established itself among many audiences after two successful seasons.
“Research among supporters and business partners has confirmed that removing ‘Europa’ from the name of the competition will allow further development as an independent competition and this proposed change has been approved by the UEFA Executive Committee. It will be effective in the new cycle from the 2024-25 season.
“Along with the UEFA Europa League, the UEFA Conference League will continue to bring ‘Thursday Night Football’ to fans across Europe and beyond.
“The strong relationship between the competitions will remain in place as both brand accounts will be very close, and both competitions will continue to be co-sold to broadcast partners and sponsors.”
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