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Contenders ready for knockout draw

Published: Thursday 13 August 2009, 10.50CET
The draw for the UEFA Women's Champions League Rounds of 32 and 16 takes place at 12.00CET on Friday with the full lineup plus the seedings for the opening knockout phase now confirmed.
Contenders ready for knockout draw
Final UEFA Women's Cup winners Duisburg start their UEFA Women's Champions League campaign in the Round of 32 ©Getty Images
Published: Thursday 13 August 2009, 10.50CET

Contenders ready for knockout draw

The draw for the UEFA Women's Champions League Rounds of 32 and 16 takes place at 12.00CET on Friday with the full lineup plus the seedings for the opening knockout phase now confirmed.

The draw for the UEFA Women's Champions League Rounds of 32 and 16 will be conducted by UEFA Executive Committee member and Chairman of the UEFA Women's Football Committee, Mircea Sandu, and the UEFA Head of National Team Competitions, Mikael Salzer, from 12.00CET on Friday in Nyon. To follow the draw live click here and then click on the 'Draw' graphic.

Top-ranked nations
Holders FCR 2001 Duisburg and the champions of the 24 highest-ranked nations enter at this stage. They are joined by the seven qualifying round group winners, all of whom entered as runners-up from the eight top-ranked leagues. In a change to the format of the former UEFA Women's Cup, from now on the competition is a two-legged knockout affair, other than the final which is played as a one-off game two days before the men's UEFA Champions League final in the same city, with the 2009/10 decider scheduled for Thursday 20 May in Madrid.

Draw conditions
The Round of 32 draw will be made under the following conditions:
• Clubs from the same association must not be drawn against each other.
• The 16 best-ranked teams, according to their coefficient, are drawn against the remaining 16 teams. The rankings are drawn up in accordance with paragraph 7.02 of the Regulations of the UEFA Women's Champions League.
• The 16 best-ranked teams shall play the return-leg match at home.

Round of 16
The winners of the ties on 30 September and 7 October will go into the Round of 16, with an open draw at 12.30CET. Those games will be played on 4 and 11 November, with the draw for the remainder of the competition held at 12.00CET on 20 November. For a full season calendar and explanation of the format click here.

2008/09 UEFA Women's Champions League Round of 32/16 draw participants
Round of 32 to be played 30 September & 7 October 2009
Round of 16 to be played 4 & 11 November 2009
*qualifying round winners
Round of 32 Seeded teams
(at home in Round of 32 second leg)
Round of 32 Unseeded teams

FCR 2001 Duisburg (GER, holders)
Alma KTZH (KAZ)
Umeå IK (SWE)
ASD Torres Calcio (ITA)*
1. FFC Turbine Potsdam (GER)
WFC Universitet Vitebsk (BLR)
Arsenal LFC (ENG)
Røa IL (NOR)
Olympique Lyonnais (FRA)
Fortuna Hjørring (DEN)
Brøndby IF (DEN)*
ŽFK Mašinac Niš (SRB)
Zvezda-2005 (RUS)AZ Alkmaar (NED)
Montpellier Hérault SC (FRA)*
ŽNK SFK 2000 Sarajevo (BIH)
WFC Rossiyanka (RUS)*
Zhilstroy-1 Kharkov (UKR)
FC Bayern München (GER)*
Rayo Vallecano de Madrid (ESP)
ASD CF Bardolino Verona (ITA)FC Zürich Frauen (SUI)
Linköpings FC (SWE)*
PAOK FC (GRE)
Valur Reykjavík (ISL)Standard Fémina de Liège (BEL)
Everton LFC (ENG)*
FC Honka Espoo (FIN)
SV Neulengbach (AUT)RTP 'Unia' Racibórz (POL)
AC Sparta Praha (CZE)
Viktória FC Szombathely (HUN)
Last updated: 14/08/09 12.19CET

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