20 June, Nyon
The road to the UEFA Europa League final begins as 50 teams, including the Fair Play winners, enter the draw for the first qualifying round.
Half are seeded in accordance with UEFA coefficients and equal numbers of seeded and unseeded teams are then allocated to various groups for the draw.
For each group, balls containing seeded teams will be placed in one bowl and unseeded teams in another. A ball from each bowl will be placed in a large empty bowl in the middle, where they will be shuffled. The first teams drawn will play the first match at home.
If any club in the first qualifying round has an individual coefficient which entitles them to be seeded in the next round, the winner of the first qualifying round match involving that club is automatically seeded for the second qualifying round draw.
The 25 winners will earn a place alongside 55 new arrivals in the next stage of the competition. The 80 teams involved in the second qualifying round are divided into eight groups of ten, with each containing five seeded and five unseeded teams, for the draw, which will follow the same procedure as the first qualifying round.
Clubs from the same association cannot be drawn against each other in either round.
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