* UPDATE * FIFA 22 Europa Conference League – Release date, licenses, career mode, Ultimate Team and more
the Europa League Conference will be introduced to the world of football starting in the 2021-22 season, and we’ll see that in FIFA 22 as well.
UEFA is introducing a third level of European competition which will take place at the same time as the current Europa League on a Thursday evening.
Find out all about the new competition and what we can expect to see on FIFA 22 below.
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EA has put a premium on the authenticity of FIFA 22’s Career Mode, and we’ll have a new competition to enter.
“Whether you want to be a coach or a player, we know you have a passion for authenticity, so we’ll continue to keep the bar high with the inclusion of the UEFA Europa Conference League as well as other additions to be announced at a later date. Dated.”
What are these other additions? We will have to wait and see.
What is the Europa League Conference?
The idea behind the third tier competition is to provide opportunities for European football to clubs that are struggling to qualify for current competitions.
This is aimed at some of the smaller nations, but there is an open place for English clubs.
The new system for European competitions will see at least 34 UEFA nations represented in the group stage of one of the competitions.
The five big European leagues all secured a place in the tournament, but Belgium, the Netherlands, Portugal and Scotland received two.
A Premier League side qualify for the competition, with Tottenham Hotspur being the first member to finish seventh in the league.
The Spurs will enter the Europa Conference League during the play-offs.
The first leg of the play-offs will take place on Thursday August 19, with the return leg the following week.
We’ve seen various Champions League (UCL) and Europa League (UEL) maps released in Ultimate Team over the past two seasons, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see some for the new competition as well.
We’re unlikely to see any standard cards as we currently don’t see any for the Europa League.
However, the Road to the Final (RTTF), Team of the Tournament (TOTT), and Man of the Match (MOTM) maps are all quite reasonable.
As this is the very first time the competition will be held, could EA have something special up its sleeves?
EA has obtained the Champions League licenses and the Europa League for the next three years, so this partnership with UEFA will also extend to the Europa Conference League.
We have seen real efforts in the experience of Champions League matches in Career mode, so hopefully this will extend to third tier competition.
With this news, we’ll have another fully licensed tournament to play when FIFA 22’s career mode arrives.
It should also open up new opportunities for new clubs to be added to the game if they qualify.