The UEFA Women's Champions League comprises a qualifying group stage, four rounds of two-legged knockout ties and a one-off final.
The 32 lower-ranked champion clubs compete in eight four-team, one-venue mini-tournaments hosted by one of the competitors. The top team from each group progresses along with the two best runners-up.
The qualifying round winners join the teams given a bye past that stage in the round of 32. From hereon the competition consists of two-legged knockout ties, continuing with the round of 16, which is drawn along with the last 32. The draw for the remainder of the competition is then made, with quarter-finals and semi-finals played over two legs. If scores are level after 90 or 120 minutes of the second leg, the team with the most away goals wins, otherwise a penalty shoot-out is held.
The final is a one-off match held two nights before the men's UEFA Champions League final in the same city. The 2012/13 edition concludes in London.
Further details, including the criteria for separating teams that finish level on points in a group, can be found in the official competition regulations.
Tickets are now on sale for the UEFA Women's Champions League final on 23 May at Chelsea FC's Stamford Bridge in London (kick-off 19.30 local time or 20.30CET).
For the annual showcase, held two days before the men's final in the same city, an affordable ticket price structure will ensure all football fans, including families, will be able to attend. Tickets cost just £10 (roughly €12) for adults and £5 (€6) for those under 18 or over 65. Disabled supporters (wheelchair and ambulant) can buy tickets at £10 or £5 depending on their age with an accompanying person free.
Tickets can be bought from Chelsea's official website at www.chelseafc.com/uefawomensfinal.
The maximum amount of tickets which can be ordered online is ten tickets. For ticket requests for groups of more than ten people, applicants need to email email@example.com mentioning their name, plus postal and email addresses.
If you wish to apply for a wheelchair access ticket you should email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 20 7915 1950.
Payment for tickets may only be made using a valid credit or debit card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Maestro). Cash payments are accepted at Stamford Bridge stadium ticket booths.
Purchases involving debit or credit cards will incur a £1 administrative fee per transaction.
Applicants can apply via the sales channels listed below:
(Please note that tickets will be delivered by post from April only.)
1) Online via www.chelseafc.com/uefawomensfinal
The UEFA Women's Champions League final ticket portal is open for ticket orders from 15.00 local time (16.00CET) on Tuesday 22 January until May.
2) Chelsea FC call centre
Tickets can be ordered via the Chelsea call centre from Tuesday 22 January at 15.00 local time – calling 0871 9841905, Monday to Friday, between 09.00 and 17.00 (calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras).
3) Stamford Bridge stadium ticket booths
Tickets will be available for purchase from Stamford Bridge ticket booths from Tuesday 22 January at 15.00 local time.
Any information requests about the ticketing sales process for the UEFA Women's Champions League final should be addressed to Chelsea.
By phone: 0871 9841905 (calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras)
By email: email@example.com
Terms and Conditions:
All applicants are bound by the UEFA Women's Champions League final ticketing Terms and Conditions. These are available on UEFA.com and through the UEFA Women's Champions League final ticket portal.
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