The UEFA Conference League is an annual club football competition that is organized in the continent of Europe by the Union of European Football Associates (UEFA). The tournament is contested by the third tier of clubs across Europe. The 2021-22 season is the first time the league has been held.
After numerous knockout rounds, the group stage consists of 32 teams across eight groups of four. The eight group winners qualify for the Round of 16, while group runners-up and third-placed teams from the Europa League group stage are drawn into a preliminary knockout round to determine last 16 participants. The knockout round then proceeds via quarter-finals, semi-finals and a final.