AlbaniaAlbania

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FlamurtariSecond qualifying roundEliminated
Teuta0Eliminated
Tirana0Eliminated

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AndorraAndorra

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FC Santa Coloma0Eliminated
UE Santa ColomaFirst qualifying roundEliminated

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ArmeniaArmenia

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Gandzasar0Eliminated
PyunikFirst qualifying roundEliminated
ShirakFirst qualifying roundEliminated

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AustriaAustria

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Admira0Eliminated
Rapid WienPlay-offsEliminated
Ried0Eliminated

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AzerbaijanAzerbaijan

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Bakı0Eliminated
İnter BakıSecond qualifying roundEliminated
NeftçiPlay-offsEliminated
Xäzär Länkäran0Eliminated

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BelarusBelarus

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BATE0Eliminated
Gomel0Eliminated
Naftan0Eliminated
ShakhtyorPlay-offsEliminated

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BelgiumBelgium

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Club BruggeRound of 32Playing
Genk0Eliminated
Gent0Eliminated
LokerenGroup stageEliminated

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Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina

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Borac0Eliminated
SarajevoPlay-offsEliminated
Široki BrijegSecond qualifying roundEliminated

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BulgariaBulgaria

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CSKA SofiaSecond qualifying roundEliminated
Levski0Eliminated
Lokomotiv Plovdiv0Eliminated

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CroatiaCroatia

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Hajduk SplitPlay-offsEliminated
Osijek0Eliminated
Slaven Koprivnica0Eliminated

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CyprusCyprus

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AELPlay-offsEliminated
Anorthosis0Eliminated
APOEL0Eliminated
OmoniaPlay-offsEliminated

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Czech RepublicCzech Republic

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LiberecThird qualifying roundEliminated
Mladá BoleslavThird qualifying roundEliminated
PlzeňThird qualifying roundPlaying
Sparta PrahaGroup stageEliminated

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DenmarkDenmark

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AGF0Eliminated
Horsens0Eliminated
KøbenhavnGroup stageEliminated
MidtjyllandPlay-offsEliminated

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EnglandEngland

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Chelsea0Playing
LiverpoolRound of 32Playing
Newcastle0Playing
TottenhamRound of 32Playing

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EstoniaEstonia

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KaljuSecond qualifying roundEliminated
Levadia0Eliminated
Trans0Eliminated

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Faroe IslandsFaroe Islands

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EB/Streymur0Eliminated
NSÍ0Eliminated
VikingurThird qualifying roundEliminated

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FinlandFinland

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HJKGroup stageEliminated
Inter Turku0Eliminated
JJK0Eliminated
KuPS0Eliminated
MYPASecond qualifying roundEliminated

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FranceFrance

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Bordeaux0Playing
LyonPlay-offsEliminated
Marseille0Eliminated

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FYR MacedoniaFYR Macedonia

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Metalurg SkopjeThird qualifying roundEliminated
Renova0Eliminated
ShkëndijaFirst qualifying roundEliminated

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GeorgiaGeorgia

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Dila0Eliminated
Metalurgi Rustavi0Eliminated
Torpedo Kutaisi0Eliminated

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GermanyGermany

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Hannover0Eliminated
Leverkusen0Eliminated
MönchengladbachRound of 32Playing
Stuttgart0Playing

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GreeceGreece

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AsterasGroup stageEliminated
AtromitosThird qualifying roundEliminated
OlympiacosRound of 32Playing
PanathinaikosGroup stageEliminated
PAOKGroup stageEliminated

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HungaryHungary

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DebrecenPlay-offsEliminated
Honvéd0Eliminated
MTK0Eliminated
Videoton0Eliminated

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IcelandIceland

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FHThird qualifying roundEliminated
ÍBV0Eliminated
Thór0Eliminated

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IsraelIsrael

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Bnei Yehuda0Eliminated
H. Kiryat ShmonaThird qualifying roundEliminated
H. Tel-AvivSecond qualifying roundEliminated
M. Netanya0Eliminated

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ItalyItaly

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InternazionaleRound of 32Playing
Lazio0Playing
NapoliRound of 32Playing
Udinese0Eliminated

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KazakhstanKazakhstan

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AktobePlay-offsEliminated
Ordabasy0Eliminated
Zhetysu0Eliminated

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LatviaLatvia

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Daugava DaugavpilsFirst qualifying roundEliminated
Liepājas Metalurgs0Eliminated
Skonto0Eliminated

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LiechtensteinLiechtenstein

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Eschen/Mauren0Eliminated

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LithuaniaLithuania

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EkranasFirst qualifying roundEliminated
Šiauliai0Eliminated
Sūduva0Eliminated
Žalgiris0Eliminated

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LuxembourgLuxembourg

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DifferdangeFirst qualifying roundEliminated
Dudelange0Eliminated
Grevenmacher0Eliminated
Jeunesse EschFirst qualifying roundEliminated

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MaltaMalta

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BirkirkaraFirst qualifying roundEliminated
Floriana0Eliminated
HiberniansFirst qualifying roundEliminated

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MoldovaMoldova

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Dacia0Eliminated
Milsami0Eliminated
SheriffPlay-offsEliminated
ZimbruPlay-offsEliminated

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MontenegroMontenegro

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Čelik NikšićFirst qualifying roundEliminated
Rudar Pljevlja0Eliminated
Zeta0Eliminated

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NetherlandsNetherlands

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AjaxRound of 32Playing
AZ0Eliminated
FeyenoordRound of 32Playing
Heerenveen0Eliminated
PSVRound of 32Playing
TwentePlay-offsEliminated
Vitesse0Eliminated

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Northern IrelandNorthern Ireland

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Cliftonville0Eliminated
CrusadersSecond qualifying roundEliminated
Portadown0Eliminated

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NorwayNorway

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Aalesund0Eliminated
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RosenborgThird qualifying roundEliminated
Stabæk0Eliminated
TromsøSecond qualifying roundEliminated

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PolandPoland

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LechThird qualifying roundEliminated
LegiaRound of 32Playing
RuchPlay-offsEliminated
Śląsk0Eliminated

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PortugalPortugal

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Académica0Eliminated
Benfica0Playing
Marítimo0Eliminated
SportingRound of 32Playing

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Republic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland

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Bohemians0Eliminated
SligoSecond qualifying roundEliminated
St Patrick's0Eliminated

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RomaniaRomania

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CFR ClujThird qualifying roundEliminated
Dinamo Bucureşti0Eliminated
Rapid Bucureşti0Eliminated
SteauaGroup stagePlaying
Vaslui0Eliminated

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RussiaRussia

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Anji0Playing
CSKA Moskva0Eliminated
Dinamo MoskvaRound of 32Playing
Rubin0Playing
ZenitRound of 32Playing

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San MarinoSan Marino

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La Fiorita0Eliminated
LibertasFirst qualifying roundEliminated

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ScotlandScotland

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Dundee United0Eliminated
Hearts0Eliminated
MotherwellSecond qualifying roundEliminated
St JohnstoneThird qualifying roundEliminated

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SerbiaSerbia

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Crvena zvezda0Eliminated
JagodinaSecond qualifying roundEliminated
PartizanGroup stageEliminated
VojvodinaSecond qualifying roundEliminated

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SlovakiaSlovakia

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Senica0Eliminated
Slovan BratislavaGroup stageEliminated
Spartak TrnavaPlay-offsEliminated

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SloveniaSlovenia

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Celje0Eliminated
Maribor0Eliminated
Mura0Eliminated
Olimpija Ljubljana0Eliminated

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SpainSpain

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AthleticRound of 32Playing
Atlético0Eliminated
Levante0Playing

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SwedenSweden

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AIKThird qualifying roundEliminated
ElfsborgPlay-offsEliminated
Helsingborg0Eliminated
Kalmar0Eliminated

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SwitzerlandSwitzerland

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Basel0Playing
LuzernSecond qualifying roundEliminated
Servette0Eliminated
Young BoysRound of 32Playing

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TurkeyTurkey

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BursasporSecond qualifying roundEliminated
Eskişehirspor0Eliminated
Fenerbahçe0Playing
TrabzonsporRound of 32Playing

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UkraineUkraine

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Arsenal Kyiv0Eliminated
DniproRound of 32Playing
Dynamo KyivRound of 32Playing
MetalistGroup stageEliminated
Metalurh Donetsk0Eliminated

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WalesWales

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BangorFirst qualifying roundEliminated
Cefn Druids0Eliminated
Llanelli0Eliminated

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Calendar

Qualifying

  • First qualifying round
    3-5 July 2012
  • First qualifying round
    10-12 July 2012
  • Second qualifying round
    19 July 2012
  • Second qualifying round
    26 July 2012
  • Third qualifying round
    2 August 2012
  • Third qualifying round
    9 August 2012

Play-offs

  • Play-offs
    23-22 August 2012
  • Play-offs
    30-28 August 2012

Group stage

  • Matchday 1
    20 September 2012
  • Matchday 2
    4 October 2012
  • Matchday 3
    25 October 2012
  • Matchday 4
    8 November 2012
  • Matchday 5
    22-28 November 2012
  • Matchday 6
    6-7 December 2012

Knockout phase

  • Round of 32, 1st leg
    14 February 2013
  • Round of 32, 2nd leg
    21 February 2013
  • Round of 16, 1st leg
    7 March 2013
  • Round of 16, 2nd leg
    14 March 2013
  • Quarter-finals, 1st leg
    4 April 2013
  • Quarter-finals, 2nd leg
    11 April 2013
  • Semi-finals, 1st leg
    25 April 2013
  • Semi-finals, 2nd leg
    2 May 2013

Final

  • Final
    15 May 2013

Road to the final

The UEFA Europa League comprises three qualifying rounds, a play-off round, a group stage and five knockout rounds.

Qualifying
In matches in the three qualifying rounds and the play-offs, clubs play two matches against each other on a home-and-away basis. The club which scores the greater aggregate of goals qualifies for the next round, with away goals and then penalties used to determine the winner in the event of a draw.

Group stage
The play-off round winners join the ten losers from the UEFA Champions League play-offs and automatic entrants. The clubs are split into 12 groups of four teams, playing home and away against each of their pool opponents between September and December. Two sides from each section advance, proceeding into the round of 32 alongside eight third-placed teams from the UEFA Champions League group stage.

Knockout phase
From the last 32 until the semi-finals, clubs play two games against each other on a home-and-away basis with the same rules as the qualifying and play-off rounds applied. In the last 32, group winners and the four third-placed sides from the UEFA Champions League with the best records are seeded, guaranteeing they will play the second leg at home. Teams from the same group or the same association cannot be drawn together. From the round of 16 onwards the draw is free.

Final
The final is decided by a single match, which this season will be played at the Amsterdam ArenA on Wednesday 15 May.

Further details, including the criteria for separating teams that finish level on points in a group, can be found in the official competition regulations.

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