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Cardiff wins support for UEFA Cup spot

Cardiff City could clinch a place in Europe as an English representative after all.

Under the current rules the FA Cup finalists will not be nominated to play in the UEFA Cup because they are a Welsh club playing in an English league.

However, with the team reaching next month's Wembley final after a 1-0 victory over Barnsley today the issue of the Bluebirds playing in Europe has already been raised.

"We understand there was an agreement from the beginning when Cardiff joined the English league that if it happened they gained a European place they would not represent the English Football Association," UEFA spokesman William Gaillard told Sky Sports News.

"We understand this agreement but at the same time we feel from a sporting point of view Cardiff deserve to play in the UEFA Cup.

"What will be submitted to the executive committee if Cardiff win the final is the possibility of giving them a wild card."

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