UEFA Europa League qualifying for 2022/23 began on 4 August and concludes on 25 August – but how does it work?
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Ten teams will book a place in the 2022/23 UEFA Europa League group stage via qualifying – who's involved, how does it work and when are the games? Allow UEFA.com to explain.
When are Europa League qualifying games?
Third qualifying round first legs: 4 August 2022
Third qualifying round second legs: 9 & 11 August 2022
Play-off draw: 2 August
Play-off first legs: 18 August 2022
Play-off second legs: 25 August 2022
A total of 27 teams will compete in 2022/23 Europa League qualifying, including nine automatic entrants. As was the case in 2021/22, there are just two stages: the third qualifying round and play-offs. Ten teams will advance to the group stage.
Teams play home and away. If teams are level after 180 minutes, extra time and penalties will be played. There are no away goals.
Third qualifying round
Teams involved (14)
10 teams eliminated from the Champions League second qualifying round (Champions path)
2 automatic entrants
2 teams eliminated from the Champions League second qualifying round (League path)
Ties (4 & 9/11 August)
Malmö FF (SWE) vs Diddeleng (LUX) – (first leg) 3-0
Shamrock Rovers (IRL) vs Shkupi (MKD) – 3-1
Linfield (NIR) vs Zürich (SUI) – 0-2
Olympiacos (GRE) vs Slovan Bratislava (SVK) – 1-1
Maribor (SVN) vs HJK Helsinki (FIN) – 0-2
AEK Larnaca (CYP) vs Partizan (SRB)* – 2-1
Fenerbahçe (TUR) vs Slovácko (CZE)* – 3-0
What happens next?
Teams involved (20)
7 automatic entrants (Priority 1)
6 teams eliminated from Champions League third qualifying round champions path (Priority 2)
5 winners from Europa League third qualifying round champions path (Priority 3)
2 winners from Europa League third qualifying round main path (Priority 4)
Ties (18 & 25 August)
Dnipro (UKR)* vs AEK Larnaca (CYP)/Partizan (SRB)
Gent (BEL)* vs Omonoia (CYP)*
Austria Wien (AUT)* vs Fenerbahçe (TUR)/Slovácko (CZE)
Linfield (NIR)/Zürich (SUI) vs Heart of Midlothian (SCO)*
Maribor (SVN)/HJK (FIN) vs Silkeborg (DEN)*
Malmö (SWE)/F91 Diddeleng (LUX) vs Sivasspor (TUR)*
Qarabağ (AZE)/Ferencváros (HUN) vs Shamrock Rovers (IRL)/Shkupi (MKD)
Maccabi Haifa (ISR)/Apollon (CYP) vs Olympiacos (GRE)/Slovan Bratislava (SVK)
Crvena zvezda (SRB)/Pyunik (ARM) vs Sheriff (MDA)/Plzeň (CZE)
Ludogorets (BUL)/Dinamo Zagreb (CRO) vs Bodø/Glimt (NOR)/Žalgiris (LTU)
What happens next?
Beaten sides Transfer to the Europa Conference League group stage.