FIFA World Cup (Wiki)
FIFA Club World Cup (Wiki)
UEFA Nations League (Wiki)
A biennial international football competition contested of the senior men’s national teams of UEFA. The competition largely replaces the international friendly matches previously played.
UEFA Champions League (UCL) (Wiki)
Annual top-tier UEFA club competition (starting in June). Competition consists of a preliminary round, three qualifying rounds and a play-off round. The six surviving teams enter the group stage, joining 26 teams that qualified in advance. The 32 teams are then drawn into eight groups of four teams. The eight group winners and eight runners-up proceed to the knockout phase that culminates with the final match (in May or June).
UEFA Europa League (UEL) (Wiki)
Annual club competition consisting usually of each country’s various league runners-up, and the winner of the respective national football cup (unless they qualify for the Champions League). It is the second tier of UEFA club competition.
UEFA Europa Conference League (UECL, aka UEFA Conference League) (Wiki)
Annual club competition open to clubs that do not qualify for the UCL or UEL (see above). Qualification is based on team performance in their national leagues and cup competitions. It is the third (and lowest) tier of UEFA club competition.
UEFA Super Cup (Wiki)
Annual match between the UCL and UEL winners.
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The Premier League (aka, English Premier League or EPL) is the top level of the English football league system. Contested by 20 clubs, it operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the English Football League (EFL). Seasons run from August to May with each team playing 38 matches (playing all 19 other teams both home and away). Most games are played on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
English Football League Championship (aka, Championship, Sky Bet Championship) is the highest division of the English Football League (EFL) and second-highest overall in the English football league system after the Premier League. The league is contested by 24 clubs. Each season, the two top-finishing teams in the Championship are automatically promoted to the Premier League. The teams that finish the season in 3rd to 6th place enter a playoff tournament, with the winner also gaining promotion to the Premier League. The three lowest-finishing teams in the Championship are relegated to League One.
The English Football League One (aka, League One or Sky Bet League One) is the second-highest division of the English Football League and the third tier overall in the entire English football league system.
EFL Cup (aka, League Cup or Carabao Cup): – All teams of top 4 tiers of English football (92 total). The winner gets a place in the UEFA Europa Conference League.
Annual – 2021 Results: 1st Manchester City, 2nd Tottenham Hotspur
2022: 1st Liverpool; 2nd Chelsea
Favorite Games (that I Watched)
- Russia v Denmark (1-4) ) Jun 21, 2021 UEFA Euro Group B. On Jun 12 (in Copenhagen vs. Finland) Christian Eriksen, Denmark’s lead player and one of my favorite players (at Tottenham and now with Inter Milan), collapsed on the pitch from cardiac arrest (receiving CPR and shock treatment in view of everyone watching). He recovered thanks to the disturbing but amazing on-field treatment he received (along with local hospital care after the incident). In this game vs. Russia (obviously without Eriksen), Denmark fought to stay in the Euro runnings. Denmark had to score +2 against Russia – which they did. Also for Denmark to advance, the same day, Belgium had to win vs. Finland – which they did. No doubt Eriksen was elated watching from his hospital bed.
- Liverpool v West Brom v Liverpool (2-1) May 13, 2021. Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker (whose father died in February) scores the winner in extra time earning him the “Goal of the Season” award for Liverpool (over other fantastic goals by mostly Mohammed Sala).