What is UEFA?

UEFA is a sports tournament loved by many people. Although it is a football federation, not many people who follow football are interested in this organization. So, if you are a football lover and want to better understand how to organize and operate a tournament, 90jili will reveal it to you through the article below.

Brief introduction about UEFA

The European Football Confederation is the organization that governs football, futsal and beach soccer in Europe. UEFA is one of six continental federations belonging to the global football management organization FIFA. With 55 member national federations, UEFA plays an important role in organizing and developing football in this continent.

UEFA represents European national football federations and organizes tournaments for both national teams and clubs. Famous tournaments organized by UEFA include the European Football Championship (UEFA European Championship), UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Europa Conference League, European Super Cup (UEFA Super Cup). In addition, UEFA is also responsible for controlling prize money, rules and media copyrights for these tournaments.

Henri Delaunay was the first person to hold the position of Secretary General of UEFA, while Ebbe Schwartz was the first president. Currently, the president of UEFA is Aleksander Čeferin, who was previously president of the Slovenian Football Association. He was elected seventh president of UEFA at the 12th Special UEFA Congress in Athens in September 2016, and also became vice president of FIFA.

Tournaments organized by UEFA

What is the UEFA national team tournament?

UEFA is the organization that manages European football and organizes many of the top tournaments in the world. The two main tournaments for men’s national teams are the European Football Championship (Euro) and the UEFA Nations League. The Euro has hosted the finals since 1960, while the UEFA Nations League was born in 2018 to replace friendly matches on the FIFA calendar. 

In addition, UEFA also organizes tournaments for national teams at the U-21, U-19 and U-17 levels. For women’s football, UEFA organizes the European Women’s Football Championship along with the U-19 and U-17 tournaments. UEFA also cooperates with the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to organize the UEFA–CAF Meridian Cup for youth football. They also organize the UEFA Regions’ Cup for semi-professional teams representing local areas. 

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For futsal, UEFA organizes the European Futsal Championship and the European U-21 Futsal Championship. While UEFA does not organize beach soccer tournaments, they do have a dedicated beach soccer department and beach soccer tournaments for national teams and UEFA member clubs are organized by Beach Soccer Worldwide.

Tournaments are played in the form of clubs

UEFA’s top tournament is the UEFA Champions League, which started in the 1992-1993 season. This tournament brings together 1 to 4 teams from each country (the number of teams depends on the ranking of that country). The UEFA Champions League is a restructured version of its predecessor, known as the European Champion Clubs’ Cup, European Cup or European Cup, held from 1955 to 1992.

This award is for national cup champions and high-ranking teams in the national championship. Previously, this tournament was called the UEFA Cup, and before that it was the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup or Fairs Cup, starting in 1955. There is another second-tier tournament, the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup or C2 Cup, starting in 1960, and since 1999 it has been merged into the UEFA Cup (currently the UEFA Europa League).

Several other tournaments are organized by UEFA

In addition to tournaments held on grass fields, the tournament organizer UEFA also organizes beach soccer tournaments. With a smaller scale and fewer players participating, the tournament still attracts a large number of participants.

Before 2006, the tournament cycle would be once a year so that players could participate in competitions, as well as fans could follow football all year round. However, in recent years, the tournament has been held every 2 years due to many side tournaments, so the players need time to rest.

The article has helped readers better understand what UEFA organization is and the tournaments that this unit organizes. It can be seen that UEFA is the birthplace of famous tournaments in the world, with a large number of participants, so don’t hesitate to watch the matches organized by this unit.

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