The UEFA is the soccer confederation that governs soccer in the old continent, in addition to being the organizing body of two of the most important tournaments in the world: La Champions League and the Europa League.
Mistakes are often made when talking about each competition, because although they have some similarities, there are certainly great differences between the two tournaments, especially in the economic and sports aspects.
If we talk about the Champions League, we are referring to the most prestigious club championship in the world, since the tournament is made up of the best teams that exist in European countries.
In total there are 32 clubs that qualify for the tournament, the number of representatives from each nation being different depending on the importance of the leagues where they compete and what they do in them.
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For its part, in the Europa League a total of 48 teams are installed divided into 12 groups of four participants, then eight more are added that descend from the Champions League for having obtained the third place in their quadrants.
The main similarity comes in the form of elimination, since the pairings in both tournaments are almost the same with the teams that make up each tournament in the elimination phases.
Undoubtedly, playing one or the other tournament makes a difference in terms of sporting and economic level, since the prizes awarded in each competition mark a fairly large distance.
The Champions League delivers more than 1,200 million euros, distributed as follows: 12 million for competing in the group stage plus 1.5 for each victory or 500 thousand euros for each draw.
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If they qualify for the round of 16, the club receives an additional 5.5 million euros, in the quarter-finals they pocket 6 million more; Entering the semifinals he receives a fee of 7 million euros and if he is champion of the contest he gets 15 million, while if he is runner-up he is awarded 10.5 million euros.
That is, without a team he achieves a full of victories and manages to lift the ‘Orejona’ at the end of the championship, in total he would be taking 54.5 million euros of total prize.
Meanwhile, the Europa League distributes almost 400 million euros, delivered as follows: 2.4 million for playing the group stage plus a bonus of 360 thousand for victory or 120 thousand for a draw.
In the round of 32 you get 500 thousand euros more, in the round of 16 they pocket 750 thousand euros and in the quarterfinals the prize is one million euros.
Already in the decisive instances, in the semifinal 1.5 million are delivered and in the final 3.5 million are disbursed to the runner-up and 6.5 million millions of euros to the champion.
It means that if the winner of the Europa League manages to be victorious in each of their matches, they could win a maximum prize of 14.8 million euros, a difference of almost 40 million with respect to the Champions League.