Women's Champions League qualifying round draw

Ajax are in a group including Standard Liège while fellow newcomers Shelbourne face a short trip across the Irish border to take on Linfield following the UEFA Women's Champions League qualifying round draw.

The result of the UEFA Women's Champions League qualifying round draw
The result of the UEFA Women's Champions League qualifying round draw ©Getty Images for UEFA

The 40 teams in the UEFA Women's Champions League qualifying round, with debutants including Ajax and Sporting CP, have discovered their fate after the qualifying round draw was made in Nyon.

Qualifying round draw (matches 22–28 August)
Group 1
Gintra Universitetas (LTU)
Konak Belediyespor (TUR)
Partizán Bardejov (SVK)
Martve (GEO)*

Group 2
Olimpia Cluj (ROU)*
Hibernian (SCO)
WFC-2 Kharkiv (UKR)
Swansea City (WAL)

The draw being made in Nyon
The draw being made in Nyon©Getty Images for UEFA

Group 3
Standard Liège (BEL)
Ajax (NED)
Pärnu (EST)*
Rīgas Futbola skola (LVA)

Group 4
Medyk Konin (POL)
PK-35 Vantaa (FIN)
Shelbourne (IRL)
Linfield (NIR)*

Group 5
Apollon (CYP)*
Sturm Graz (AUT)
NSA Sofia (BUL)
Noroc Nimoreni (MDA)

Group 6
Zürich (SUI)
Minsk (BLR)
Olimpija Ljubljana (SVN)*
Birkirkara (MLT)

Balls and cards ahead of the draw
Balls and cards ahead of the draw©Getty Images for UEFA

Group 7
Stjarnan (ISL)
Osijek (CRO)*
KÍ Klaksvík (FRO)
SC Istatov (MKD)

Group 8
BIIK-Kazygurt (KAZ)
MTK Hungária (HUN)*
Sporting CP (POR)
Hajvalia (KOS)

Group 9
ŽFK Spartak (SRB)
Avaldsnes (NOR)
Kiryat Gat (ISR)
Breznica (MNE)*

Group 10
SFK 2000 Sarajevo (BIH)*
PAOK (GRE)
KS Vllaznia (ALB)
Bettembourg (LUX)

*hosts

• The ten group winners and the runners-up with the best record against the teams first and third in their section proceed to join the 21 teams given byes to the 1 September draw for the round of 32, with the two-legged knockout phase commencing in October.

• Debutants in qualifying round: Ajax, Olmpija Ljubljana, Sporting CP, WFC-2 Kharkiv, Shelbourne, Kiryat Gat, Partizán Bardejov, Linfield, Istatov, Bettembourg and Martve, Georgia's first entrants since 2010/11.

• Faroese champions KÍ Klaksvík maintain their unique record of entering all 17 seasons of UEFA women's club competition.

• Zürich and BIIK-Kazygurt reached the round of 16 last season.

How Lyon won their fourth title last season
How Lyon won their fourth title last season

Bye to round of 32
Lyon (FRA, holders)
Wolfsburg (GER)
FC Rosengård (SWE)
Barcelona (ESP)
Fortuna Hjørring (DEN)
Bayern München (GER)
Brøndby (DEN)
Rossiyanka (RUS)
Manchester City (ENG)
Glasgow City (SCO)
Zvezda-2005 (RUS)
Brescia (ITA)
Slavia Praha (CZE)
Sparta Praha (CZE)
Linköping (SWE)
Chelsea (ENG)
Montpellier (FRA)
LSK Kvinner (NOR)
St. Pölten (AUT)
Atlético Madrid (ESP)
Fiorentina (ITA)

Tournament calendar
Qualifying round: 22-28 August
Round of 32 draw: 1 September
Round of 32: 4/5 & 11/12 October
Round of 16 draw: 16 October
Round of 16: 8/9 & 15/16 November
Quarter-final & semi-final draw: 24 November
Quarter-finals: 21/22 & 28/29 March
Semi-finals: 21/22 & 28/29 April
Final: 24 May 2018, Valeriy Lobanovskiy Dynamo Stadium, Kyiv