Exiled Welsh clubs given European option

WELSH ‘exile’ clubs such as Swansea and Cardiff are set to be given the option of qualifying for Europe via the Welsh Cup – but would have to withdraw from the FA Cup to do so.
A ban on Welsh clubs playing in the English league representing Wales in Europe has been in place since 1995.
But UEFA’s executive committee will rule next week on an application by the Football Association of Wales (FAW) to allow exiled clubs to be admitted to European competition via the Welsh Cup.
Clubs competing in England that could opt in to the Welsh Cup include Swansea City, Cardiff City, Wrexham, Newport County, Colwyn Bay and Merthyr Tydfil.


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