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Viking rewarded for Fair Play

Published: Wednesday 1 June 2005, 12.00CET
Viking FK will enter the 2005/06 UEFA Cup via the Fair Play rankings while two further spots remain on offer.
 
 
Published: Wednesday 1 June 2005, 12.00CET

Viking rewarded for Fair Play

Viking FK will enter the 2005/06 UEFA Cup via the Fair Play rankings while two further spots remain on offer.

Norwegian side Viking FK have been awarded a place in the UEFA Cup after the final results of the 2004/05 UEFA Fair Play competition were revealed.

Direct entry
The Norwegian Football Association topped the rankings and was able to nominate a team from its domestic competition to enter the first qualification round of the 2005/06 UEFA Cup. Viking had finished fifth in their domestic fair play league but were given the European place as champions Rosenborg BK had already qualified for the UEFA Champions League while the next three sides - SK Brann, Tromsø IL and Vǻlerenga IF – had secured UEFA Cup places.

Sunday draw
Six other associations - Denmark, Sweden, Estonia, Germany, England and Switzerland - who finished with a coefficient equal or higher than 8.0 will go into a draw for a further two places in the first qualifying round. This draw will be held on Sunday 5 June during half-time at the UEFA WOMEN’S EURO 2005™ match between England and Finland in Manchester, kicking off at 20.00CET

How it works
The Fair Play coefficient is based on criteria such as positive play, respect of the opponent, respect of the referee, behaviour of the crowd and of team officials as well as cautions and dismissals. The six teams involved in Sunday's draw are listed below along with the final Fair Play table in full.

2004/05 UEFA Fair Play draw - 5 June 2005

Final Ranking Assoc. Av. Mark Club
2 DEN 8.224 Unknown - season ends on 19 June
3 SWE 8.158 Hammarby - domestic Fair Play runners-up to UEFA Cup qualifiers Halmstads BK
4 EST 8.095 JK Tulevik Viljandi - domestic Fair Play winners
5 GER 8.058 1. FSV Mainz 05 - domestic Fair Play winners
6 ENG 8.056 Tottenham Hotspur FC - domestic Fair Play runners-up to UEFA Champions League qualifiers Arsenal FC
7 SUI 8.028 BSC Young Boys- domestic Fair Play runners-up to UEFA Cup qualifiers FC Thun

2004/05 UEFA Fair Play
Ranking from 01/06/2004 to 31/05/2005
(Cut-off: 28 matches)

Rank Assoc. Av. Mark Matches
1 NOR 8.243 52
2 DEN 8.224 54
3 SWE 8.158 67
4 EST 8.095 33
5 GER 8.058 114
6 ENG 8.056 109
7 SUI 8.028 63
8 LAT 7.986 46
9 ARM 7.985 31
10 NED 7.983 107
11 ESP 7.971 146
12 FRA 7.969 112
13 UKR 7.962 88
14 ISL 7.961 35
15 CZE 7.959 80
16 TUR 7.943 50
17 SCO 7.917 53
18 FIN 7.912 54
19 POL 7.894 61
20 BLR 7.891 52
21 MDA 7.890 41
22 AUT 7.878 60
23 RUS 7.865 102
24 SVK 7.845 50
25 IRL 7.827 47
26 BEL 7.809 82
27 POR 7.794 93
28 NIR 7.774 28
29 CRO 7.752 64
30 SLO 7.723 49
31 BIH 7.677 38
32 ITA 7.672 120
33 BUL 7.651 48
34 HUN 7.643 48
35 AZE 7.635 39
36 ROU 7.633 59
37 SCG 7.626 72
38 ISR 7.621 54
39 LTU 7.618 46
40 GRE 7.583 80
41 GEO 7.535 38
42 MKD 7.534 32
43 WAL 7.448 29
44 ALB 7.439 37
45 LIE 7.967 13
46 FAR 7.882 20
47 KAZ 7.797 25
48 MLT 7.708 24
49 SMR 7.680 17
50 AND 7.670 13
51 CYP 7.665 27
52 LUX 7.508 20

 
Last updated: 31/01/12 6.51CET

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