The official website for European football

First qualifying round seedings confirmed

Published: Sunday 22 June 2014, 20.14CET
Five teams from last season's group stage are among 119 clubs involved in the first and second qualifying round draws live at 13.00CET and 14.30CET respectively.
First qualifying round seedings confirmed
The draw will be streamed live ©UEFA.com
 
 
Published: Sunday 22 June 2014, 20.14CET

First qualifying round seedings confirmed

Five teams from last season's group stage are among 119 clubs involved in the first and second qualifying round draws live at 13.00CET and 14.30CET respectively.

A first Gibraltarian entrant and five teams that made it to last season's group stage are among the 119 clubs awaiting the UEFA Europa League first and second qualifying round draws streamed live at 13.00CET and 14.30CET respectively on Monday.

Seventy-eight of those sides will be in the first qualifying round that will kick off proceedings. They have been split into seven 'groups' each containing equal numbers of seeded and unseeded teams according to their coefficients.

In the first qualifying round ties on 3 and 10 July will be College Europa FC from Gibraltar as well as Tromsø IL and FC Shakhter Karagandy, who both competed in the group stage last season. Also involved are two-time UEFA Cup winners IFK Göteborg and 1983 European Cup Winners' Cup winners Aberdeen FC.

As well as College Europa, FC Santos Tartu, FK Lovćen, Stjarnan, Qäbälä FK, FC Veris, FK Haugesund and IF Brommapojkarna are all making their UEFA men's club competition debuts in the first qualifying round. Brommapojkarna, like Myllykosken Pallo-47 and Tromsø, are Respect Fair Play entrants; the same method by which the Norwegian side began their impressive 2013/14 run. For MyPa it is a record fifth entry by this method, which has been running for 20 seasons.

All 39 ties are played on 3 and 10 July, with the reward for the winners a place in the second qualifying round on 17 and 24 July. Among the 41 teams already in that stage are three 2013/14 group stage participants: Esbjerg fB, SV Zulte Waregem and HNK Rijeka, plus European newcomers SV Grödig, SKN St Pölten and Zawisza Bydgoszcz. The draw will be held at 14.30CET with the seeding pots confirmed after the first qualifying round ties are set. The winners of the 40 ties progress to join 18 sides already confirmed in the third qualifying round.

In both of Monday's draws, each team in each group is allocated a number. Balls containing the seeded numbers are placed in one bowl, with balls for the unseeded numbers in the same group positioned in another (in the first qualifying round, the ten-team Groups 1–3 will be drawn in one go, then the 12–club Groups 4–7). A ball is taken from each bowl and placed in a large empty bowl in the middle, where they are shuffled. The clubs whose numbers correspond to the first ball drawn play their first matches at home, against the sides whose numbers match the next ball drawn.

Seven teams are already confirmed in the group stage, with ten to join them from the UEFA Champions League play-offs. The other 31 will emerge from this competition's own play-offs, for which 18 sides are already confirmed; 15 more will transfer from the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round and 29 will advance from that stage of this competition.

In all, 195 clubs will compete for a place in the final at the National Stadium, Warsaw on Wednesday 27 May 2015, including eight more that will move from the UEFA Champions League group stage to the round of 32.

Full list of 2014/15 UEFA Europa League participants

First qualifying round draw (seeded teams in bold)
Group 1
1 İnter Bakı PİK (AZE)
2 FC Spartak Trnava (SVK)
3 FK Čukarički (SRB)*
4 FC Koper (SVN)
5 KS Flamurtari (ALB)
6 UE Sant Julià (AND)
7 FC Tiraspol (MDA)
8 Hibernians FC (MLT)
9 FC Sioni Bolnisi (GEO)
10 FK Čelik Nikšić (MNE)

Group 2 
1 FC Shakhter Karagandy (KAZ)
2 NK Široki Brijeg (BIH)
3 Birkirkara FC (MLT)
4 FC Vaduz (LIE)
5 FC Chikhura Sachkhere (GEO)
6 Diósgyőri VTK (HUN)
7 FC Shirak (ARM)
8 Qäbälä FK (AZE)
9 FK Turnovo (MKD)
10 College Europa FC (GIB)

Group 3
1 FK Metalurg Skopje (MKD)
2 FK Kukësi (ALB)
3 FK Budućnost Podgorica (MNE)
4 RNK Split (CRO)
5 PFC Litex Lovech (BUL)

6 SS Folgore/Falciano (SMR)
7 UE Santa Coloma (AND)
8 FC Kairat Almaty (KAZ)
9 FC Veris Chisinau (MDA)
10 FC Mika (ARM)

Group 4
1 PFC Botev Plovdiv (BUL)
2 FC Pyunik (ARM)
3 FK Željezničar (BIH)
4 FC Zimbru Chisinau (MDA)
5 NK Rudar Velenje (SVN)
6 Ferencvárosi TC (HUN)
7 FC Astana (KAZ)
8 Sliema Wanderers FC (MLT)
9 FK Shkëndija 79 (MKD)
10 FK Lovćen (MNE)
11 KF Laçi (ALB)
12 AC Libertas (SMR)

Group 5
1 FC Differdange 03 (LUX)
2 Rosenborg BK (NOR)
3 IF Brommapojkarna (SWE)
4 Linfield FC (NIR)
5 Derry City FC (IRL)
6 JK Nõmme Kalju (EST)
7 FK Jelgava (LVA)
8 Fram Reykjavík (ISL)
9 B36 Tórshavn (FRO)
10 VPS Vaasa (FIN)
11 Aberystwyth Town FC (WAL)
12 FK Atlantas (LTU)

Group 6
1 Aberdeen FC (SCO)
2 AS Jeunesse Esch (LUX)
3 Tromsø IL (NOR)
4 FK Ekranas (LTU)
5 Myllykosken Pallo-47 (FIN)
6 Bangor City FC (WAL)
7 Dundalk FC (IRL)
8 Stjarnan (ISL)
9 Crusaders FC (NIR)
10 Tartu FC Santos (EST)
11 ÍF Fuglafjørdur (FRO)
12 FK Daugava Rīga (LVA)

Group 7
1 FH Hafnarfjördur (ISL)
2 IFK Göteborg (SWE)
3 FC Honko Espoo (FIN)
4 Sligo Rovers FC (IRL)
5 FK Haugesund (NOR)
6 FC Daugava Daugavpils (LVA)
7 CS Fola Esch (LUX)
8 Víkingur (FRO)
9 FK Banga (LTU)
10 JK Sillamäe Kalev (EST)
11 AUK Broughton FC (WAL)
12 Glenavon FC (NIR)

Second qualifying round participants
FC Krasnodar (RUS)
Hapoel Tel-Aviv FC (ISR)
CFR 1907 Cluj (ROU)
KKS Lech Poznań (POL)
FC Slovan Liberec (CZE)
Bursaspor (TUR)*
Esbjerg fB (DEN)
SV Zulte Waregem (BEL)
IF Elfsborg (SWE)
AC Omonia (CYP)
HNK Hajduk Split (CRO)
Molde FK (NOR)
FC Luzern (SUI)
PFC CSKA Sofia (BUL)
HNK Rijeka (CRO)
FC Groningen (NED)
Asteras Tripolis FC (GRE)
Motherwell FC (SCO)
FC Zorya Luhansk (UKR)*
FK Mladá Boleslav (CZE)
AIK Solna (SWE)
Neftçi PFK (AZE)
FC Petrolul Ploieşti (ROU)
FK Vojvodina (SRB)
FC Dinamo Minsk (BLR)
SV Grödig (AUT)
SKN St Pölten (AUT)
FC Zestafoni (GEO)
Ruch Chorzów (POL)
FK Sarajevo (BIH)
Hapoel Beer Sheva FC (ISR)
FC Shakhtyor Soligorsk (BLR)
Győri ETO FC (HUN)
Saint Johnstone FC (SCO)
Zawisza Bydgoszcz (POL)
FC Neman Grodno (BLR)
MFK Košice (SVK)
FK Jagodina (SRB)*
FK AS Trenčín (SVK)
ND Gorica (SVN)
RoPS Rovaniemi (FIN)

*Prending CAS/other decision

Last updated: 27/06/14 11.09CET

Related information

Member associations
Team profiles

http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/news/newsid=2117554.html#first+qualifying+round+seedings+confirmed

  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE word, the UEFA Europa League logo and the UEFA Europa League trophy are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.