The competition will now be a straight knockout starting in March 2021.
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The UEFA Executive Committe has approved a new format for the 2020/21 UEFA Youth League due to existing difficulties in organising the competition and the reluctance of minor players to travel in the current context.
The competition will feature a straight knockout format from the round of 64. It will start in March 2021 with final details to be approved by the UEFA Executive Committee in due course.