Europa League Conference 2022-2023: Nice scuttled against Slovacko


Europa League Conference 2022-2023: Nice scuttled against Slovacko

EUROPA CONFERENCE LEAGUE. Nothing is going well for the Niçois, knocked down at home by the Czechs of Slovacko.

Lucien Favre and OGC Nice are in crisis. Against the Czechs of Slovacko on Thursday October 13, the Aiglons nevertheless led in the score before completely sinking and losing 2-1 during the 5th day of the Europa League Conference. A bitter and difficult to understand result for Lucien Favre. "You're not the only ones who don't understand what happened. We rushed too much. We should have defended better, all together. Both goals are avoidable. We are still in the game for qualifying. There are two games left. But for sure it's a shame after Partizan's 2-0 victory against Cologne tonight (Thursday). It's very hard to digest. We deserved. But we have to master those endgames better."

The group stage of the Europa League Football Conference is played from Thursday 8 September 2022 to Thursday 3 November 2022 while the knockout stage will be played from Thursday 16 February 2023 to Thursday 18 May 2023. As for the final, it is scheduled for June 7, 2023 at the Eden Arena in Prague (Czech Republic). The schedule was then compiled by UEFA as follows:

In addition to the only French representative of the competition, the favorites were also spared. Thus, Villareal, semi-finalist of the last Champions League will face the Israelis of Hapoel Beer-Sheva, the Austrians of Austria Vienna and the Poles of Lech. West Ham, his side, have been placed in the same group as Anderlecht, Romania's FCSB and Danes Silkeborg. Dutch side AZ Alkmaar will meet Cypriot side Apollon Limassol, club Liechtenschein Vaduz and Ukrainian side Dnipro-1. In group A, a great duel in perspective between Istanbul Basaksehir and Fiorentina, refereed by the Scots of Hearts of Midlothians and the Latvians of FK RFS. Finally, FC Basel, another contender, will go to Slovakia to challenge the Slovan Bratislava, in Lithuania with Zalgiris Vilnius and in Armenia with Pyunik.

As last season, UEFA has awarded the French TV rights for the 2022/2023 Europa League Conference to RMC Sport, M6 and Canal which will ensure broadcasting until the end of the 2023/2024 season. Canal will co-broadcast with M6 each Thursday's poster and RMC Sport offers all the remaining matches. M6 will broadcast the final scheduled for June 7, 2023 in clear. During the 2024-2027 period, Canal bought the broadcasting rights.

The Europa League Conference 2021-2022 is the new European competition launched by UEFA and therefore the third international competition for European clubs after the Champions League and the Europa League. Its first edition was launched for the 2021-2022 season. It groups European teams according to their results in the league or in the national cup. The winner of the Europa League Conference qualifies for the Europa League the following year.

184 teams play in the competition over the whole season, with at least one from each of UEFA's 55 member associations and 46 from the UEFA Champions League or UEFA Europa League according to the UEFA website. '. The group stage consists of:

A group stage (eight groups of four) is therefore organized before a knockout stage (round of 16, quarter-finals, semi-finals and final). The eight group winners qualify for the round of 16. A play-off is played between the eight runners-up and the teams that finish third in their UEFA Europa League group.