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2018 European football calendar

Published: Thursday 4 January 2018, 10.00CET
Welcome to 2018 and what promises to be another busy year of European football. Here we map out all the key dates for your diary, including fixtures, awards and final tournaments.
2018 European football calendar
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Published: Thursday 4 January 2018, 10.00CET

2018 European football calendar

Welcome to 2018 and what promises to be another busy year of European football. Here we map out all the key dates for your diary, including fixtures, awards and final tournaments.

For information only. All dates subject to change. Some events, including match and draw dates, still to be scheduled.

Finals in bold

January

10 January: UEFA.com fans' Team of the Year 2017 voting closes
11 January: UEFA.com fans' Team of the Year 2017 revealed
24 January: UEFA Nations League draw, Lausanne
30 January–10 February: UEFA Futsal EURO, Ljubljana

February

6/7 February: UEFA Youth League play-offs
9 February: UEFA Youth League knockout rounds draw, Nyon
13/14, 20/21 February: UEFA Champions League round of 16, first legs
13/15 February: UEFA Europa League round of 32, first legs
20/21 February: UEFA Youth League round of 16
21/22 February: UEFA Europa League round of 32, second legs
23 February: UEFA Europa League round of 16 draw
25 February: UEFA Executive Committee meeting, Bratislava
26 February: UEFA Congress, Bratislava

March

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International friendlies will take place in March

6/7, 13/14 March: UEFA Champions League round of 16, second legs
8 March: UEFA Europa League round of 16, first legs
8–31 March: UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship elite round
9–28 March: UEFA European Under-17 Championship elite round
13/14 March: UEFA Youth League quarter-finals
15 March: UEFA Europa League round of 16, second legs
16 March: UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League quarter-final draws, Nyon
19–27 March: International friendlies window
19–27 March: UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifiers
21/22 March: UEFA Women's Champions League quarter-finals, first legs
21–27 March: UEFA European Under-19 Championship elite round
28/29 March: UEFA Women's Champions League quarter-finals, second legs

April

2–10 April: UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship elite round (except Group 1, 5–11 June)
3/4 April: UEFA Champions League quarter-finals, first legs
5 April: UEFA Europa League quarter-finals, first legs
5 April: UEFA European Under-17 Championship finals draw
10/11 April: UEFA Champions League quarter-finals, second legs
12 April: UEFA Europa League quarter-finals, second legs
13 April: UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League semi-final draws, Nyon
20 April: UEFA Youth League semi-finals, Nyon
20-22 April: UEFA Futsal Cup, Zaragoza
21/22 April: UEFA Women's Champions League semi-finals, first legs
23 April: UEFA Youth League final, Nyon
24/25 April: UEFA Champions League semi-finals, first legs
26 April: UEFA Europa League semi-finals, first legs
28/29 April: UEFA Women's Champions League semi-finals, second legs

May

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The UEFA Europa League final is in Lyon

1/2 May: UEFA Champions League semi-finals, second legs
3 May: UEFA Europa League semi-finals, second legs
4–20 May: UEFA European Under-17 Championship, England
9–21 May: UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship, Lithuania
16 May: UEFA Europa League final, Lyon
24 May: UEFA Executive Committee meeting, Kyiv
24 May: UEFA Women's Champions League final, Kyiv
26 May: UEFA Champions League final, Kyiv
30 May: UEFA European Under-19 Championship finals draw

June

12 June: UEFA Champions League & UEFA Europa League preliminary round draws, Nyon
19 June: UEFA Champions League & UEFA Europa League first & second qualifying round draws, Nyon
14 June–15 July: FIFA World Cup, Russia
22 June: UEFA Women's Champions League qualifying round draw, Nyon
26 June: UEFA Champions League preliminary round, semi-finals
28 June: UEFA Europa League preliminary round, first legs
29 June: UEFA Champions League preliminary round, final round

July

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The U19 EURO takes place in Finland

5 July: UEFA Europa League preliminary round, second legs
10/11 July: UEFA Champions League first qualifying round, first legs
12 July: UEFA Europa League first qualifying round, first legs
16–29 July: UEFA European Under-19 Championship, Finland
17/18 July: UEFA Champions League first qualifying round, second legs
18–30 July: UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship, Switzerland
19 July: UEFA Europa League first qualifying round, second legs
23 July: UEFA Champions League & UEFA Europa League third qualifying round draws, Nyon
24/25 July: UEFA Champions League second qualifying round, first legs
26 July: UEFA Europa League second qualifying round, first legs
31 July/1 August: UEFA Champions League second qualifying round, second legs

August

2 August: UEFA Europa League second qualifying round, second legs
6 August: UEFA Champions League & UEFA Europa League play-off round draws, Nyon
5–24 August: FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, France
7/8 August: UEFA Champions League third qualifying round, first legs
7–13 August: UEFA Women's Champions League qualifying round first and second legs
9 August: UEFA Europa League third qualifying round, first legs
14 August: UEFA Champions League third qualifying round, second legs
15 August: UEFA Super Cup, Tallinn
16 August: UEFA Europa League third qualifying round, second legs
17 August: UEFA Women's Champions League round of 32 draw, Nyon
21/22 August: UEFA Champions League play-off round, first legs
23 August: UEFA Europa League play-off round, first legs
28/29 August: UEFA Champions League play-off round, second legs
30 August: UEFA Europa League play-off round, second legs
30 August: UEFA Champions League group stage draw & UEFA Player of the Year awards and UEFA Youth League group stage draw, Monaco
31 August: UEFA Europa League group stage draw, Monaco

September

The UEFA Nations League begins in September

TBC: UEFA Youth League domestic champions path draw, Nyon
3–11 September: UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifiers
6–8 September: UEFA Nations League matchday one
9–11 September: UEFA Nations League matchday two
12/13 September: UEFA Women's Champions League round of 32 first legs
18/19 September: UEFA Champions League group stage, matchday one
20 September: UEFA Europa League group stage, matchday one
26/27 September: UEFA Women's Champions League round of 32 second legs
27 September: UEFA Executive Committee meeting, Nyon

October

TBC: UEFA European Under-21 Championship play-off draw
1 October: UEFA Women's Champions League round of 16 draw, Nyon
2/3 October: UEFA Champions League group stage, matchday two
4 October: UEFA Europa League group stage, matchday two
8–16 October: UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifiers
11–13 October: UEFA Nations League matchday three
14–16 October: UEFA Nations League matchday four
17/18 October: UEFA Women’s Champions League round of 16 first legs
23/24 October: UEFA Champions League group stage, matchday three
25 October: UEFA Europa League group stage, matchday three

November

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Qualification for next year's U21 EURO will be decided in November

31 October-1 November: UEFA Women's Champions League round of 16 second legs
6/7 November: UEFA Champions League group stage, matchday four
8 November: UEFA Europa League group stage, matchday four
9 November: UEFA Women's Champions League quarter-final and semi-final draws, Nyon
12–20 November: UEFA European Under-21 Championship play-offs
13 November–1 December: FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup, Uruguay
15–17 November: UEFA Nations League matchday five
18–20 November: UEFA Nations League matchday six
27/28 November: UEFA Champions League group stage, matchday five
29 November: UEFA Europa League group stage, matchday five

December

TBC: UEFA Nations League finals draw
2 December: European Qualifiers group stage draw, Dublin
6 December: UEFA Executive Committee meeting, Nyon
11/12 December: UEFA Champions League group stage, matchday six
13 December: UEFA Europa League group stage, matchday six
17 December: UEFA Champions League round of 16 & UEFA Europa League round of 32 draws, Nyon

Last updated: 19/02/18 12.28CET

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