Viking rewarded for Fair Play

Viking FK will enter the 2005/06 UEFA Cup via the Fair Play rankings while two further spots remain on offer.

Direct entry
The Norwegian Football Association topped the rankings and was able to nominate a team from its domestic competition to enter the first qualification round of the 2005/06 UEFA Cup. Viking had finished fifth in their domestic fair play league but were given the European place as champions Rosenborg BK had already qualified for the UEFA Champions League while the next three sides - SK Brann, Tromsø IL and Vǻlerenga IF – had secured UEFA Cup places.

Sunday draw
Six other associations - Denmark, Sweden, Estonia, Germany, England and Switzerland - who finished with a coefficient equal or higher than 8.0 will go into a draw for a further two places in the first qualifying round. This draw will be held on Sunday 5 June during half-time at the UEFA WOMEN’S EURO 2005™ match between England and Finland in Manchester, kicking off at 20.00CET

How it works
The Fair Play coefficient is based on criteria such as positive play, respect of the opponent, respect of the referee, behaviour of the crowd and of team officials as well as cautions and dismissals. The six teams involved in Sunday's draw are listed below along with the final Fair Play table in full.

2004/05 UEFA Fair Play draw - 5 June 2005

2004/05 UEFA Fair Play
Ranking from 01/06/2004 to 31/05/2005
(Cut-off: 28 matches)