Europa League winners get entry into Champions League
- Published: 24/05/2013 at 08:49 PM
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The winners of the Europa League will automatically qualify for a place in the lucrative Champions League from 2015, UEFA announced on Friday.
Chelsea players celebrate after beating Benfica to win the UEFA Europa League final in Amsterdam, on May 15, 2013. UEFA have announced that the winners of the Europa League will automatically qualify for a place in the lucrative Champions League from 2015.
UEFA president Michel Platini said the winner of the 2014-15 Europa League would play in the 2015-16 Champions League.
The move comes in a bid to boost the appeal of the second-tier tournament.
"As was proven with this year's magnificent final, the UEFA Europa League has gone from strength to strength, but we wanted to give clubs a further incentive, so that all of them play with a desire to win the competition," Platini said.
"By guaranteeing access to the UEFA Champions League for the winners, we are convinced that the UEFA Europa League will increase its appeal for clubs and their supporters."
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