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UEFA Cup draw procedure

Published: Thursday 20 December 2007, 9.23CET
The draw for the UEFA Cup Rounds of 32 and 16 be held at the House of European Football in Nyon, Switzerland, on Friday from 13.00CET.
 
 
Published: Thursday 20 December 2007, 9.23CET

UEFA Cup draw procedure

The draw for the UEFA Cup Rounds of 32 and 16 be held at the House of European Football in Nyon, Switzerland, on Friday from 13.00CET.

The draw for the UEFA Cup Rounds of 32 and 16 will be held at the House of European Football in Nyon, Switzerland, on Friday from 13.00CET. The full list of clubs involved can be found by clicking here.

Conditions of Round of 32 draw

  • Clubs from the same national association cannot be drawn against each other.
  • Group winners must be drawn against a third-ranked team from another group.
  • Group runners-up must be drawn against one of the eight clubs joining the competition from the group stage of the UEFA Champions League.
  • Group winners and group runners-up will play their return-leg matches at home.

Matches 1 to 8
For games 1 to 8 in the Round of 32, eight red balls containing the names of the third-ranked teams will be placed in a bowl. The first ball drawn from that bowl will be the home team of match 1. In accordance with the conditions of the draw, the computer will then show which group winners are eligible to play the third-ranked team of match 1. A bowl containing yellow balls will be prepared containing the names of the group winners that are eligible to be drawn against the third-ranked team of match 1. A ball will be drawn from this bowl to complete the pairing of match 1. The team drawn will be placed as the visiting team of match 1. This procedure will be repeated for the remaining matches 2 to 8. If the computer indicates that only one group winner can be drawn, there will be no draw.

Matches 9 to 16
For games 9 to 16, eight red balls containing the names of the clubs joining the competition from the group stage of the UEFA Champions League will be placed in a bowl. A first ball will be drawn from this bowl and placed as the home team of match 9. The computer will then show which group runners-up are eligible to play the team joining the competition from the UEFA Champions League in match 9. A bowl containing yellow balls will be prepared containing the names of those runners-up and a ball will be drawn from this bowl to complete the pairing of match 9. The team drawn will be placed as the visiting team of match 9. This procedure will be repeated for the remaining matches 10 to 16. If the computer indicates that only one group runner-up can be drawn, there will be no draw.

Round of 16
No teams will be seeded for the Round of 16, to be played on 6 and 12/13 March. The 16 green balls containing slips of paper for "winners of match 1" to "winners of match 16" will be placed in the large central bowl and shuffled. The first team drawn will play its first match at home against the second team drawn. The same procedure will then be repeated for the other Round of 16 matches. Reversals and changes of date for games in the two rounds will be announced in the auditorium at 14.15.

 
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