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Seedings confirmed for live qualifying draws

Published: Monday 23 June 2014
The seedings have been set for Monday's first and second qualifying round draws streamed live at 12.00CET, with Gibraltar's debutants and two past winners involved.
Seedings confirmed for live qualifying draws
The draws will be streamed live ©Getty Images
 
 
 
Published: Monday 23 June 2014

Seedings confirmed for live qualifying draws

The seedings have been set for Monday's first and second qualifying round draws streamed live at 12.00CET, with Gibraltar's debutants and two past winners involved.

The 2014/15 season kicks off with the draw for the UEFA Champions League first and second qualifying rounds at 12.00CET on Monday – streamed live on UEFA.com – with the seeding pots now confirmed.

Six teams are involved in the first qualifying round on 1/2 and 8/9 July, among them Lincoln FC, who will be Gibraltar's maiden entrant in any UEFA club competition. They are one of three unseeded clubs, along with FC Banants and SP La Fiorita, and will be paired with either FC Levadia Tallinn, HB Tórshavn or FC Santa Coloma.

All three winners will already know their second qualifying round opponents for 15/16 and 22/23 July as that draw is made in the same ceremony. Among the 31 teams entering at that stage are former European champions Celtic FC and FC Steaua Bucureşti, who both went all the way from the second qualifying round to group stage last season. Both are seeded, with the 34 contenders pre-separated into three groups from which their respective opponents will be drawn.

In both draws, balls containing the seeded clubs from one group are placed in one bowl, with balls for the unseeded clubs in the same group positioned in another. A ball is taken from each bowl and placed in a large empty bowl in the middle, where they are shuffled. The first team drawn plays its first match at home, against the second team drawn.

Full list of 2014/15 UEFA Champions League participants/coefficients

First qualifying round draw (seeded teams in bold)
FC Levadia Tallinn (EST)
HB Tórshavn (FRO)

FC Santa Coloma (AND)
FC Banants (ARM)
SP La Fiorita (SMR)
Lincoln FC (GIB)

Second qualifying round draw
Group 1
FC BATE Borisov (BLR)
Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC (ISR)
FC Sheriff (MDA)
NK Maribor (SVN)
FK Aktobe (KAZ)
FC Dinamo Tbilisi (GEO)
KS Skënderbeu (ALB)
Winners first qualifying round match 1
HŠK Zrinjski (BIH)
FK Sutjeska (MNE)

Group 2
Celtic FC (SCO)
AC Sparta Praha (CZE)
FK Partizan (SRB)*
Debreceni VSC (HUN)
ŠK Slovan Bratislava (SVK)
FK Ventspils (LVA)
Malmö FF (SWE)
KR Reykjavík (ISL)
The New Saints FC (WAL)
Cliftonville FC (NIR)
Winners first qualifying round match 2
Winners first qualifying round match 3

Group 3
FC Steaua Bucureşti (ROU)
GNK Dinamo Zagreb (CRO)
PFC Ludogorets Razgrad (BUL)
Legia Warszawa (POL)
Qarabağ FK (AZE)
HJK Helsinki (FIN)
F91 Dudelange (LUX)
Strømsgodset IF (NOR)
Saint Patrick's Athletic FC (IRL)
FK Rabotnicki (MKD)
Valletta FC (MLT)
VMFD Žalgiris (LTU)

*Pending CFCB decision

Last updated: 23/06/14 20.03CET

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