Eight Italian teams in Europe?

A third UEFA competition could reportedly see eight Italian teams play in Europe.

Juventus President and European Club Association chief Andrea Agnelli confirmed the return of a third UEFA tournament on Tuesday.

La Stampa believes the extension to 96 teams is another step towards a ‘European Super League’ explaining continental completion has become ‘bigger, more involved and potentially democratic, with promotion and relegation mechanisms’.

The newspaper notes it is a tournament ‘wanted by the lesser federations’ but adds Italy could benefit with at least two more sides.

Serie A currently has four automatic Champions League places, two Europa League spots and one qualifying berth for the latter.

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