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2016/17 UEFA Champions League access list

2016/17 UEFA Champions League access list
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2016/17 UEFA Champions League access list

The 2016/17 UEFA Champions League comes to a conclusion when the final takes place at the National Stadium of Wales in Cardiff on 3 June 2017.

A country's representation in the UEFA Champions League is determined by its UEFA coefficient ranking, which is calculated over a five-year basis. The 2016/17 access list is determined by the ranking as of the end of the 2014/15 season.

2016/17 UEFA Champions League access list
All information is provisional and subject to final confirmation from UEFA

Abbreviations:
Q1: First qualifying round, Q2: Second qualifying round, Q3: Third qualifying round, PO: Play-off round, TH: The holders, CH: Champions, RU: Runners-up, N3: Third-placed side, N4: Fourth-place side

1: Spain
Group stage: CH RU N3
Play-off: N4

2: England
Group stage: CH RU N3
Play-off: N4

3: Germany
Group stage: CH RU N3
Play-off: N4

4: Italy
Group stage: CH, RU
Play-off: N3

5: Portugal
Group stage: CH, RU
Play-off: N3

6: France
Group stage: CH, RU
Third qualifying round (league route): N3

7: Russia
Group stage: CH
Third qualifying round (league route): RU

8: Ukraine
Group stage: CH
Third qualifying round (league route): RU

9: Netherlands
Group stage: CH
Third qualifying round (league route): RU

10: Belgium
Group stage: CH
Third qualifying round (league route): RU

11: Switzerland
Group stage: CH
Third qualifying round (league route): RU

12: Turkey
Group stage: CH
Third qualifying round (league route): RU

13: Greece
Third qualifying round (champions route): CH
Third qualifying round (league route): RU

14: Czech Republic
Third qualifying round (champions route): CH
Third qualifying round (league route): RU

15: Romania
Third qualifying round (champions route): CH
Third qualifying round (league route): RU

16: Austria
Second qualifying round (champions route): CH

17: Croatia
Second qualifying round (champions route): CH

18: Cyprus
Second qualifying round (champions route): CH

19: Poland
Second qualifying round (champions route): CH

20: Israel
Second qualifying round (champions route): CH

21: Belarus
Second qualifying round (champions route): CH

22: Denmark
Second qualifying round (champions route): CH

23: Scotland
Second qualifying round (champions route): CH

24: Sweden
Second qualifying round (champions route): CH

25: Bulgaria
Second qualifying round (champions route): CH

26: Norway
Second qualifying round (champions route): CH

27: Serbia
Second qualifying round (champions route): CH

28: Slovenia
Second qualifying round (champions route): CH

29: Azerbaijan
Second qualifying round (champions route): CH

30: Slovakia
Second qualifying round (champions route): CH

31: Hungary
Second qualifying round (champions route): CH

32: Kazakhstan
Second qualifying round (champions route): CH

33: Moldova
Second qualifying round (champions route): CH

34: Georgia
Second qualifying round (champions route): CH

35: Finland
Second qualifying round (champions route): CH

36: Iceland
Second qualifying round (champions route): CH

37: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Second qualifying round (champions route): CH

38: Liechtenstein **

39: FYR Macedonia
Second qualifying round (champions route): CH

40: Republic of Ireland
Second qualifying round (champions route): CH

41: Montenegro
Second qualifying round (champions route): CH

42: Albania
Second qualifying round (champions route): CH

43: Luxembourg
Second qualifying round (champions route): CH

44: Northern Ireland
First qualifying round (champions route): CH

45: Lithuania
First qualifying round (champions route): CH

46: Latvia
First qualifying round (champions route): CH

47: Malta
First qualifying round (champions route): CH

48: Estonia
First qualifying round (champions route): CH

49: Faroe Islands
First qualifying round (champions route): CH

50: Wales
First qualifying round (champions route): CH

51: Armenia
First qualifying round (champions route): CH

52: Andorra
First qualifying round (champions route): CH

53: San Marino
First qualifying round (champions route): CH

54: Gibraltar
First qualifying round (champions route): CH

*The UEFA Europa League winners will start in the UEFA Champions League play-offs unless the 2015/16 UEFA Champions League winners finish their domestic campaign in a league position which means they would have qualified for the group stage via that method.

**Liechtenstein do not have a league system and therefore do not supply UEFA Champions League representative(s).

*The UEFA Europa League winners will start in the UEFA Champions League play-offs unless the 2015/16 UEFA Champions League winners finish their domestic campaign in a league position which means they would have qualified for the group stage via that method.

If that does happen, a group stage vacancy is created which the UEFA Europa League winners would fill.

If that did not happen, the UEFA Europa League winners would start in the league route play-off (if the UEFA Champions League winners came from the first 13 associations in the UEFA rankings; if the winners came from any of the associations ranked 14-54, they would enter in the champions route). 

**Liechtenstein do not have a league system and therefore do not supply UEFA Champions League representative(s).

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