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Format & Regulations

The inaugural season of the UEFA Youth League took place in 2013/14.

Format & Regulations

The inaugural season of the UEFA Youth League took place in 2013/14.

The UEFA Youth League is the first youth competition at club level and has been established following requests made by clubs via the European Club Association. The 2013/14 season was its first edition.

Group stage
Access to the competition is reserved for the youth teams of the 32 participating clubs in the UEFA Champions League group stage. The teams will play a group phase with the same group composition and similar calendar as the UEFA Champions League.

Knockout rounds and final
The knockout phase will be of single-leg ties, meaning maximum total of ten matches for any team, with the semi-finals and final played in the form of a final tournament at the Colovray stadium, Nyon, Switzerland. There will be no third-place play-off game.

More information can be seen in the competition's official regulations.

http://www.uefa.com/uefayouthleague/season=2014/competitionformat/index.html#format

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