Tottenham Europa Conference League fate if Man City win Champions League

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Tottenham Europa Conference League fate if Man City win Champions League

Harry Kane, as expected, scored both goals as Tottenham concluded their season on a high note, defeating Leeds 4-1 at Elland Road. This victory also condemned Leeds to relegation to the Championship. Notably, it marked Tottenham’s first away win since January.

Although it was a positive day in an otherwise forgettable season, the match primarily served as a farewell for many players, including Kane, who are likely to depart from the club in the future. Despite their impressive performance, Tottenham’s win wasn’t sufficient to secure a spot in European competition.

On the final day of the season, Tottenham Hotspur entered the match knowing that they needed a better result than Aston Villa, who were playing at home against Brighton. Unfortunately for Ryan Mason’s team, they were unable to achieve this as Ollie Watkins and Douglas Luiz scored for Aston Villa, securing a seventh-place finish under the management of Unai Emery.

As a result, Tottenham not only missed out on the coveted top four positions and the Champions League qualification but also failed to secure spots in the Europa League and the new UEFA Conference League. Finishing in eighth place meant they would not participate in any form of European football.

However, the final allocation of European spots could still change due to Manchester City’s involvement in the Champions League final against Inter Milan next month. If Manchester City, who finished as champions, emerge victorious in Istanbul, an additional European place might become available.

In previous rule iterations, if the fourth-place team in the league failed to secure a Champions League spot due to another team winning the competition, the spot would be passed down to the fifth-placed team (in this case, Liverpool).

Consequently, this would have a ripple effect, resulting in a Europa League spot being passed down and potentially granting Tottenham a place in the Conference League.

However, under the new UEFA regulations, the spot is now awarded to the highest-ranked national league in the UEFA coefficient that does not already have an automatic group stage spot.

This means that the situation remains unchanged for Tottenham, as no additional positions are affected beyond that specific spot. Therefore, Tottenham’s European prospects cannot be altered by these regulations.

Tottenham Europa Conference League fate if Man City win Champions League

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