Europa League news

Welsh 'exile' clubs get European option

March 14, 2012
Welsh 'exile' clubs such as Swansea and Cardiff are set to be given the option of qualifying for Europe via the Welsh Cup - but would have to withdraw from the FA Cup to do so.

The ban on Welsh clubs playing in the English league representing Wales in Europe has been in place since 1995.

UEFA's executive committee will rule next week on an application by the Football Association of Wales (FAW) to allow exiled clubs to be admitted to European competition via the Welsh Cup.
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