Spurs and Lincoln Red Imps representing the UK in the new European competition
Whether they like it not, Tottenham Hotspur will be spending several Thursday nights this season competing in the brand new UECL. After finishing 7th in the Premier League last season, they are without doubt one of the biggest clubs in the competition and many people's favourites. It's not the trophy fans would have been hoping for but now their club is there, they will likely watch every match and hope they can go all the way. Despite the mocking of many beforehand, it may not be a foregone conclusion that the club goes far after they began their campaign with a 2-2 draw away at Rennes.
Lincoln Red Imps lost their first game 2-0 at home to PAOK, but their fans will be overjoyed just to be there. By overcoming Riga in a two-legged playoff and reaching the Conference League Group Stage, they have made history by becoming the first club from Gibraltar to qualify for a UEFA tournament. With Copenhagen and Slovan Bratislava the other teams in their group, the Red Imps will surely struggle to make it to the next round but simply qualifying is a massive step for them. Brits living in Gibraltar will also be keen to follow their team on their first European adventure.
🇦🇲🇪🇪🇬🇮 Alashkert (Armenia), Flora Tallinn (Estonia) & Lincoln Red Imps (Gibraltar) have all become the first clubs from their country to qualify for a European group phase on a memorable night of football.
The only legitimate challenger to Spurs for the Europa Conference League crown should be AS Roma, led by their own coach Jose Mourinho. Feyenoord and Basel are familiar names but Tottenham would be disappointed to lose out to teams of that calibre. In all likelihood it will be the English and Italian clubs at the top of everyone's list to win the thing.
But how can you watch all the action from the UEFA Europa Conference League?
You can do on live TV or via live stream in the UK via BT Sport, who have the rights too all UEFA competitions until 2024 including this latest iteration. In all likelihood, games involving Tottenham Hotspur will be the only ones shown on their traditional BT Sport channels. All of the other games will be BT Sport "digital exclusives" meaning they will be available only via live stream with the BT Sport app. Luckily the app is available on a multitude of devices from mobile phones and tablets to games consoles and smart TVs, so you should have no trouble streaming there and casting to your TV one way or another for the same experience.
A reminder of the seven English teams who will be competing in Europe next season...
Champions League ✅
Europa League ✅
Europa Conference League ✅
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