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National Stadium, Warsaw
UEFA Capacity: 56,070
Tenants: Polish national team
Opened: January 2012
• Staged the opening game of UEFA EURO 2012, Poland's 1-1 draw with Greece, the first of three group matches. Also hosted the quarter-final between Portugal and Czech Republic, and the semi-final between Germany and Italy.
• Located on the eastern banks of the Vistula in the district of Praga Poludnie, its red-and-white facade resembles a waving Polish flag and it was designed by JSK Architekci, the company behind the Municipal Stadium Wroclaw.
• The last UEFA EURO 2012 venue to be completed, it opened with a big concert on 29 January 2012 and a month later hosted its first match as Poland drew 0-0 with Portugal. After EURO it will host American Football's Polish Bowl, and concerts by Madonna and Coldplay.
• The National Stadium is on the site of the old Tenth Anniversary Stadium which since 1989 had been home to a bazaar.
• The old venue, partly constructed using rubble collected from the site of the Warsaw Uprising, had stood since 1955. Primarily a football stadium, it also hosted athletics, cycling and, in 1983, Pope John Paul II gave mass to a congregation of 100,000.
• The last international at the old venue took place in April 1983 when an own goal from future Poland national team coach Paweł Janas restricted the hosts to a 1-1 UEFA European Championship qualifying draw with Finland.
2014/15 access list & calendar
A country's representation in the UEFA Europa League is determined by its UEFA coefficient ranking, which is calculated over a five-year basis.
The list below is provisional and is subject to final confirmation from UEFA.
|2014/15 UEFA Europa League access list|
|UCL transfer||15 teams (Q3)||10 teams (PO)|
|17||Czech Republic||RU N3||CW|
|20||Belarus||CW RU N3|
|21||Poland||CW RU N3|
|23||Sweden||N3 FP||CW RU|
|27||Norway||RU N3 FP||CW|
|33||Finland||RU N3 FP||CW*|
|34||Bosnia and Herzegovina||RU N3||CW*|
|35||Moldova||CW RU N3|
|36||Republic of Ireland||CW RU N3|
|37||Lithuania||CW RU N3|
|38||Kazakhstan||CW RU N3|
|39||Latvia||CW RU N3|
|40||Iceland||CW RU N3|
|41||Montenegro||CW RU N3|
|42||FYROM||CW RU N3|
|43||Albania||CW RU N3|
|44||Malta||CW RU N3|
|46||Luxembourg||CW RU N3|
|47||Northern Ireland||CW RU N3|
|48||Wales||CW RU N3|
|49||Estonia||CW RU N3|
|50||Armenia||CW RU N3|
|51||Faroe Islands||CW RU N3|
|52||San Marino||CW RU|
Q1: First qualifying round
Q2: Second qualifying round
Q3: Third qualifying round
PO: Play-off round
CW: Cup winners
RU: Domestic league runners-up
N3: Domestic league third-placed side
N4: Domestic league fourth-placed side
N5: Domestic league fifth-placed side
N6: Domestic league sixth-placed side
FP: Respect Fair Play slot
*Moved forward a round as title holders Sevilla FC earned group place by finishing fifth in Spain, where cup winners Real Madrid CF qualified for UEFA Champions League
Last updated: 27 May 2014