2011/12 UEFA Europa League access list

The third edition of the UEFA Europa League begins with the draw for the first and second qualifying rounds at UEFA's headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, on 20 June 2011.

There are three qualifying rounds and a play-off round before the group stage, which consists of 12 groups of four teams who play each other home and away in autumn 2011. The knockout stage follows in spring 2012, with the final taking place at Bucharest's National Stadium on 9 May 2012.

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, however, and is subject to final confirmation from UEFA.

2011/12 UEFA Europa League Access list
Association Q1 Q2 Q3 PO Group
N/A Fair Play
(three teams)
UCL 15 teams (Q3) UCL 10 teams (PO)
1 England N6 CW N5
2 Spain N6
3 Italy N6 CW N5
4 Germany N5 CW N4
5 France N5 CW N4
6 Russia N5 CW N4
7 Ukraine N5 N4 CW N3
8 Romania N5 N4 CW N3
9 Portugal N5 N4 CW N3
10 Netherlands N4 N3 CW
11 Turkey N4 N3 CW
12 Greece
N4 N3 CW
13 Switzerland N4 N3 CW
14 Belgium N4 N3 CW
15 Denmark N4 N3 CW
16 Scotland N3 RU
17 Bulgaria N3 RU
18 Czech Republic N3 CW RU
19 Austria RU N3 CW
20 Israel RU N3 CW
21 Cyprus RU N3 CW
22 Norway N3 RU
23 Slovakia N3 RU
24 Sweden N3 RU
25 Serbia N3 RU
26 Poland N3 RU CW
27 Croatia N3 RU CW
28 Belarus N3 RU
29 Republic of Ireland N3 RU CW
30 Finland N3 CW RU
31 Bosnia and Herzegovina N3 CW RU
32 Lithuania N3 CW RU
33 Latvia N3
34 Moldova N3
35 Slovenia
36 Hungary RU N3 CW
37 Georgia RU N3 CW
38 Azerbaijan RU N3 CW
39 Iceland RU N3 CW
41 Liechtenstein CW
42 Kazakhstan RU N3 CW
43 Estonia RU N3 CW
44 Albania RU N3 CW
45 Armenia RU N3 CW
46 Wales
47 Montenegro RU N3 CW
48 Faroe Islands RU N3 CW
49 Northern Ireland RU N3 CW
50 Luxembourg RU N3 CW
51 Andorra RU N3 CW
52 Malta RU CW
53 San Marino 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

2011/12 UEFA Europa League draw schedule
Date Location Draw details
20/06/11 Nyon First and second qualifying round
15/07/11 Nyon Third qualifying round
05/08/11 Nyon Play-off round
26/08/11 Monaco Group stage
16/12/11 Nyon Round of 32 and Round of 16
16/03/12 Nyon Quarter-finals, semi-finals and final

2011/12 UEFA Europa League match calendar
Stage Dates
First qualifying round, first leg 30/06/11
First qualifying round, second leg 07/07/11
Second qualifying round, first leg 14/07/11
Second qualifying round, second leg 21/07/11
Third qualifying round, first leg 28/07/11
Third qualifying round, second leg 04/08/11
Play-off round, first leg 18/08/11
Play-off round, second leg 25/08/11
Group stage, Matchday 1 15/09/11
Group stage, Matchday 2 29/09/11
Group stage, Matchday 3 20/10/11
Group stage, Matchday 4 03/11/11
Group stage, Matchday 5 30/11-01/12/11
Group stage, Matchday 6 14-15/12/11
Round of 32, first leg 16/02/12
Round of 32, second leg 23/02/12
Round of 16, first leg 08/03/12
Round of 16, second leg 15/03/12
Quarter-finals, first leg 29/03/12
Quarter-finals, second leg 05/04/12
Semi-finals, first leg 19/04/12
Semi-finals, second leg 26/04/12
Final (National Stadium, Bucharest) 09/05/12