Losing cup finalists to lose Europa League entry
DUBROVNIK, Croatia (AP) - UEFA wants to deny losing national cup finalists a Europa League entry, making it harder for lower-tier clubs to qualify.
UEFA says clubs losing a cup final against an opponent which also qualifies for the Champions League should not take the Europa League place. Instead, it should go to the next best team in the standings.
UEFA's executive committee has asked its club competitions panel to update the rule from 2015.
UEFA also brought forward the Super Cup date, scheduling the 2014 match on Aug. 12 in Cardiff, Wales. Bayern Munich beat Chelsea on Aug. 30 in the latest edition.