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UEFA Europa Conference League first qualifying round draw: 15 June

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Draw results

Draw details

UEFA Europa Conference League first qualifying round draw: 15 June

The first draw for the new club competition will be streamed live at 13:30 CET.

The new UEFA Europa Conference League logo
The new UEFA Europa Conference League logo UEFA

The opening draw of the inaugural UEFA Europa Conference League will be streamed live from 13:30 CET on Tuesday 15 June as the first qualifying round ties are set, to be played on 8 and 15 July.

Among the 66 teams involved are two from Albania, where the first final will be played in Tirana on 25 May. The winners at this stage advance to the second qualifying round, for which the draw will be made at 13:30 CET on Wednesday.

UEFA Europa Conference League explained

Draw procedure

In all, 66 teams will feature in the first qualifying round. The UEFA administration has formed groups and seeded clubs according to the UEFA club coefficient rankings established at the beginning of the season.

The clubs are divided into seven groups of eight teams (Groups 1 to 7), and one group of ten teams (Group 8), according to the above-mentioned UEFA club coefficient rankings.

Within each of the eight groups, the clubs are split into an equal number of seeded and unseeded sides (33 seeded teams and 33 unseeded teams in total).

How the UEFA Europa Conference League will work
How the UEFA Europa Conference League will work

Groups 1 to 7

  • All the clubs in each of the first seven groups are randomly assigned a number: 1 to 4 for the seeded teams and 5 to 8 for the unseeded teams.
  • Two bowls are prepared, one for the seeded teams (four balls containing slips numbered 1 to 4) and the other for the unseeded teams (four balls containing slips numbered 5 to 8).
  • A ball is taken from each bowl and placed in an empty bowl, where they are shuffled. One of the two balls is drawn at random, then opened to display the number it contains. The second ball is drawn and opened to complete the pairing. The result applies to all seven groups.
  • For example, if the first ball drawn contains the number 2 and the second the number 8, the clubs that have been assigned the numbers 2 and 8 in each of the seven groups will play each other. The first ball drawn, here containing the number 2, designates the home team for the first leg in all seven ties. The same procedure is carried out with the remaining balls to complete the pairings.

Group 8

  • All the clubs in the group are randomly assigned a number: 1 to 5 for the seeded teams and 6 to 10 for the unseeded teams.
  • Two bowls are prepared, one for the seeded teams (five balls containing slips of paper numbered 1 to 5) and the other for the unseeded teams (five balls containing slips of paper numbered 6 to 10).
  • A ball is taken from each bowl and placed in an empty bowl, where they are shuffled. One of the two balls is drawn at random, then opened to display the number it contains. The second ball is drawn and opened to complete the pairing. The first ball drawn designates the home team for the first leg.
  • The same procedure is carried out with the remaining balls to complete the pairings.

Seeding groups

UEFA Europa Conference League trophy unveiled
UEFA Europa Conference League trophy unveiled

Group 1

Seeded:

1 Levadia Tallinn (EST)
2 Puskás Akadémia (HUN)
3 Drita (KOS)
4 Sūduva (LTU)

Unseeded:

5 Dečić (MNE)
6 Inter Turku (FIN)
7 St Joseph's (GIB)
8 Valmiera (LVA)

Group 2

Seeded:

1 La Fiorita 1967 (SMR)
2 Santa Coloma (AND)
3 Coleraine (NIR)
4 Domžale (SVN)

Unseeded:

5 Velež (BIH)
6 Mons Calpe (GIB)
7 Birkirkara (MLT)
8 Swift Hesper (LUX)

Group 3

Seeded:

1 Shkupi 1987 (MKD)
2 Tre Penne (SMR)
3 Partizani (ALB)
4 Maribor (SVN)

Unseeded:

5 Sfintul Gheorghe (MDA)
6 Dinamo Batumi (GEO)
7 Llapi (KOS)
8 Urartu (ARM)

Group 4

Seeded:

1 Laçi (ALB)
2 FK Sarajevo (BIH)
3 KuPS Kuopio (FIN)
4 Žilina (SVK)

Unseeded:

5 Noah (ARM)
6 Milsami Orhei (MDA)
7 Podgorica (MNE)
8 Dila Gori (GEO)

UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin on the UEFA Europa Conference League
UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin on the UEFA Europa Conference League

Group 5

Seeded:

1 FH Hafnarfjördur (ISL)
2 Śląsk Wrocław (POL)
3 KÍ Klaksvík (FRO)
4 Bala Town (WAL)

Unseeded:

5 RFS (LVA)
6 Paide Linnameeskond (EST)
7 Sligo Rovers (IRL)
8 Larne (NIR)

Group 6

Seeded:

1 Fehérvár FC (HUN)
2 Sutjeska (MNE)
3 Petrocub-Hincesti (MDA)
4 Široki Brijeg (BIH)

Unseeded:

5 Sileks (MKD)
6 Gagra (GEO)
7 Ararat Yerevan (ARM)
8 Vllaznia (ALB)

Group 7

Seeded:

1 Stjarnan (ISL)
2 The New Saints (WAL)
3 Gzira United FC (MLT)
4 Europa (GIB)

Unseeded:

5 Sant Julià (AND)
6 Glentoran (NIR)
7 Bohemians (IRL)
8 Kauno Žalgiris (LTU)

Group 8

Seeded:

1 NSÍ Runavík (FRO)
2 Liepāja (LVA)
3 Spartak Trnava (SVK)
4 Dundalk (IRL)
5 Breidablik

Unseeded:

6 Honka Espoo (FIN)
7 Newtown (WAL)
8 Mosta (MLT)
9 Racing FC Union Lëtzebuerg (LUX)
10 Struga (MKD)

Road to Tirana: season calendar

First qualifying round draw: 15 June
Second qualifying round draw: 16 June
First qualifying round: 8 & 15 July
Third qualifying round draw: 19 July
Second qualifying round: 22 & 29 July
Play-off round draw: 2 August
Third qualifying round: 5 & 12 August
Play-offs: 19 & 26 August

Group stage draw: 27 August
Group stage: 16 & 30 September, 21 October, 4 & 25 November, 9 December

Knockout round play-off draw: 13 December
Knockout round play-offs: 17 & 24 February
Round of 16 draw: 25 February
Round of 16: 10 & 17 March
Quarter-finals & Semi-final draw: 18 March
Quarter-finals: 7 & 14 April
Semi-finals: 28 April & 5 May
Final: 25 May (National Arena, Tirana)

Special COVID rules

Please be aware of the special rules applicable to the qualifying phase and play-offs of the competition due to COVID-19, which can be found here.

In regards to travelling fans being admitted to matches, more information can be found here.

The first draw for the new club competition will be streamed live at 13:30 CET.

The new UEFA Europa Conference League logo
The new UEFA Europa Conference League logo UEFA

The opening draw of the inaugural UEFA Europa Conference League will be streamed live from 13:30 CET on Tuesday 15 June as the first qualifying round ties are set, to be played on 8 and 15 July.

Among the 66 teams involved are two from Albania, where the first final will be played in Tirana on 25 May. The winners at this stage advance to the second qualifying round, for which the draw will be made at 13:30 CET on Wednesday.

UEFA Europa Conference League explained

Draw procedure

In all, 66 teams will feature in the first qualifying round. The UEFA administration has formed groups and seeded clubs according to the UEFA club coefficient rankings established at the beginning of the season.

The clubs are divided into seven groups of eight teams (Groups 1 to 7), and one group of ten teams (Group 8), according to the above-mentioned UEFA club coefficient rankings.

Within each of the eight groups, the clubs are split into an equal number of seeded and unseeded sides (33 seeded teams and 33 unseeded teams in total).

How the UEFA Europa Conference League will work
How the UEFA Europa Conference League will work

Groups 1 to 7

  • All the clubs in each of the first seven groups are randomly assigned a number: 1 to 4 for the seeded teams and 5 to 8 for the unseeded teams.
  • Two bowls are prepared, one for the seeded teams (four balls containing slips numbered 1 to 4) and the other for the unseeded teams (four balls containing slips numbered 5 to 8).
  • A ball is taken from each bowl and placed in an empty bowl, where they are shuffled. One of the two balls is drawn at random, then opened to display the number it contains. The second ball is drawn and opened to complete the pairing. The result applies to all seven groups.
  • For example, if the first ball drawn contains the number 2 and the second the number 8, the clubs that have been assigned the numbers 2 and 8 in each of the seven groups will play each other. The first ball drawn, here containing the number 2, designates the home team for the first leg in all seven ties. The same procedure is carried out with the remaining balls to complete the pairings.

Group 8

  • All the clubs in the group are randomly assigned a number: 1 to 5 for the seeded teams and 6 to 10 for the unseeded teams.
  • Two bowls are prepared, one for the seeded teams (five balls containing slips of paper numbered 1 to 5) and the other for the unseeded teams (five balls containing slips of paper numbered 6 to 10).
  • A ball is taken from each bowl and placed in an empty bowl, where they are shuffled. One of the two balls is drawn at random, then opened to display the number it contains. The second ball is drawn and opened to complete the pairing. The first ball drawn designates the home team for the first leg.
  • The same procedure is carried out with the remaining balls to complete the pairings.

Seeding groups

UEFA Europa Conference League trophy unveiled
UEFA Europa Conference League trophy unveiled

Group 1

Seeded:

1 Levadia Tallinn (EST)
2 Puskás Akadémia (HUN)
3 Drita (KOS)
4 Sūduva (LTU)

Unseeded:

5 Dečić (MNE)
6 Inter Turku (FIN)
7 St Joseph's (GIB)
8 Valmiera (LVA)

Group 2

Seeded:

1 La Fiorita 1967 (SMR)
2 Santa Coloma (AND)
3 Coleraine (NIR)
4 Domžale (SVN)

Unseeded:

5 Velež (BIH)
6 Mons Calpe (GIB)
7 Birkirkara (MLT)
8 Swift Hesper (LUX)

Group 3

Seeded:

1 Shkupi 1987 (MKD)
2 Tre Penne (SMR)
3 Partizani (ALB)
4 Maribor (SVN)

Unseeded:

5 Sfintul Gheorghe (MDA)
6 Dinamo Batumi (GEO)
7 Llapi (KOS)
8 Urartu (ARM)

Group 4

Seeded:

1 Laçi (ALB)
2 FK Sarajevo (BIH)
3 KuPS Kuopio (FIN)
4 Žilina (SVK)

Unseeded:

5 Noah (ARM)
6 Milsami Orhei (MDA)
7 Podgorica (MNE)
8 Dila Gori (GEO)

UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin on the UEFA Europa Conference League
UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin on the UEFA Europa Conference League

Group 5

Seeded:

1 FH Hafnarfjördur (ISL)
2 Śląsk Wrocław (POL)
3 KÍ Klaksvík (FRO)
4 Bala Town (WAL)

Unseeded:

5 RFS (LVA)
6 Paide Linnameeskond (EST)
7 Sligo Rovers (IRL)
8 Larne (NIR)

Group 6

Seeded:

1 Fehérvár FC (HUN)
2 Sutjeska (MNE)
3 Petrocub-Hincesti (MDA)
4 Široki Brijeg (BIH)

Unseeded:

5 Sileks (MKD)
6 Gagra (GEO)
7 Ararat Yerevan (ARM)
8 Vllaznia (ALB)

Group 7

Seeded:

1 Stjarnan (ISL)
2 The New Saints (WAL)
3 Gzira United FC (MLT)
4 Europa (GIB)

Unseeded:

5 Sant Julià (AND)
6 Glentoran (NIR)
7 Bohemians (IRL)
8 Kauno Žalgiris (LTU)

Group 8

Seeded:

1 NSÍ Runavík (FRO)
2 Liepāja (LVA)
3 Spartak Trnava (SVK)
4 Dundalk (IRL)
5 Breidablik

Unseeded:

6 Honka Espoo (FIN)
7 Newtown (WAL)
8 Mosta (MLT)
9 Racing FC Union Lëtzebuerg (LUX)
10 Struga (MKD)

Road to Tirana: season calendar

First qualifying round draw: 15 June
Second qualifying round draw: 16 June
First qualifying round: 8 & 15 July
Third qualifying round draw: 19 July
Second qualifying round: 22 & 29 July
Play-off round draw: 2 August
Third qualifying round: 5 & 12 August
Play-offs: 19 & 26 August

Group stage draw: 27 August
Group stage: 16 & 30 September, 21 October, 4 & 25 November, 9 December

Knockout round play-off draw: 13 December
Knockout round play-offs: 17 & 24 February
Round of 16 draw: 25 February
Round of 16: 10 & 17 March
Quarter-finals & Semi-final draw: 18 March
Quarter-finals: 7 & 14 April
Semi-finals: 28 April & 5 May
Final: 25 May (National Arena, Tirana)

Special COVID rules

Please be aware of the special rules applicable to the qualifying phase and play-offs of the competition due to COVID-19, which can be found here.

In regards to travelling fans being admitted to matches, more information can be found here.