UEFA Champions League preliminary round draw

Four teams will compete in the preliminary round for a place in the first qualifying round.

The 2020/21 UEFA Champions League preliminary round draw was held in Nyon
The 2020/21 UEFA Champions League preliminary round draw was held in Nyon

The 2020/21 UEFA Champions League preliminary round draw was held on Friday 17 July.

Draw details

Semi-final 1: San Marino vs Northern Ireland
Semi-final 2: Kosovo vs Andorra

As the entry deadline is set for 3 August, the country of each participant was used for the draw. The final list of participating clubs will be confirmed on 3 August.

The first draw determined the two semi-finals; the first team drawn in each tie is considered the nominal home team. An additional draw determined which semi-final winner will be considered the nominal home team for the final.

Final: winner semi-final 2 vs winner semi-final 1

The champions of the four lowest-ranked nations in the 2019 UEFA association club coefficient rankings (Northern Ireland, Kosovo, Andorra, San Marino) enter the preliminary round.

In accordance with the principles set by the Club Competitions Committee on 17 June 2020, the national association coefficient was used to seed the clubs.

Seeded: champions of Northern Ireland, champions of Kosovo
Unseeded: champions of Andorra, champions of San Marino

What is the preliminary round?

The preliminary round is a mini-tournament consisting of semi-finals on 8 August and a final on 11 August, all one-off matches to be played at a neutral venue.

The preliminary round winners enter the first qualifying round, which will also consist of one-off ties taking place on 18 and 19 August.