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The Welsh Cup winners are guaranteed a Uefa Cup spot [WF News].
CARDIFF City have been told they will have no route into Europe should they qualify via the English system.
English Premier League chief Sir David Richards has said the FA would not award the Bluebirds a Champions League or Uefa Cup spot, a message which is placing increased pressure on the Welsh FA to admit the six exiles to the Welsh Cup.
"The English FA can’t do anything about the matter because the three Welsh clubs are affiliated members to the FA," says Richards.
"It is up to Cardiff, Swansea and Wrexham to pursue it with the Welsh FA. That should be the Welsh FA's vision."
However, a Uefa spokesman told Wales on Sunday that clubs were allowed to be nominated by their host country, even if they didn't play within its boundaries. That will be the case with reigning Welsh Premier champions The New Saints, who have stated their intention of playing in Oswestry in the future, with a Uefa dispensation to represent Wales in Europe.
FAW secretary general David Collins has requested urgent top-level talks with new Uefa president Michel Platini in Finland in September in a bid to sort out "one of European football’s biggest challenges".
Collins and FAW president Peter Rees hope to put pressure on Platini to allow the six Welsh clubs who play outside their national league and in the English pyramid to be readmitted to the FAW-run Welsh Cup - which guarantees a Uefa Cup spot for the winners.
"I think Cardiff, Swansea, Wrexham, Newport County, Merthyr Tydfil and Colwyn Bay are the only six clubs in Europe that currently have no chance of playing in a Uefa club competition and we think that is grossly unfair," says Collins.
"The FA would never nominate a non-English club to represent them in any Uefa Cup competition so myself and our president hope to meet with the new president of Uefa to discuss how to move forward.
"Under Uefa’s club licensing system to play in a Uefa Cup competition, it is a regulation that the member club plays its football within the boundary of its national association, so Cardiff, Swansea and Wrexham go against that.
"Uefa have stuck to that in the past but the new administration has given us an opportunity to lobby them again.
"We must persuade them that change is the right course of action due to the historical tradition of club football in England and Wales."
Premier League boss Richards adds: "Clubs playing cross-border is not unique to England and Wales, it's a problem in Andorra and San Marino, too. It is one of the biggest challenges for European football.
"If Cardiff were to finish in one of the European spots in the Premier League, should the Welsh FA admit them instead of the Uefa Cup qualifiers from the Welsh Premier League, there would be legal challenges, I’m sure."
30 July 2021
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