Draws to be held at UEFA headquarters on 9 August
043 - Draws to be held at UEFA headquarters on 9 August
The draw for the play-offs of the 2013/14 UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League will take place on Friday 9 August at the House of European Football in Nyon, starting at 11.45 and 13.00CET respectively.
The draw ceremonies will be conducted by UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino and UEFA Competitions Director Giorgio Marchetti.
For the champions route in the play-offs of the UEFA Champions League, the 10 teams will be divided in equal number with 5 teams seeded and 5 teams unseeded in accordance with the UEFA club coefficient rankings.
For the league route the 10 teams will also be divided in equal number with 5 teams seeded and 5 unseeded according to the club rankings established at the beginning of the season.
In both cases, the teams drawn first will play the first-leg match at home.
For the UEFA Europa League draw, the 62 teams will be divided into 5 groups of 10 teams and into 1 group of 12 teams, with an equal number of clubs seeded and unseeded within each group. Clubs from the same association cannot be drawn against each other.
Similarly to the UEFA Champions League draw, the teams drawn first will play the first-leg match at home.
Media representatives wishing to attend these draws have to apply via e-mail to email@example.com before Thursday 8 August, midday.
Due to the number of club representatives expected for the draws, only six photographers will be allowed to attend the draw in the auditorium.
A ‘live’ feed from the draw hall will be available in the media working area, which is also equipped with a WIFI connection.
The draw will be transmitted live on UEFA.com.