2015 final: Warsaw

Built on the site of the Tenth Anniversary Stadium, Warsaw hosted five matches at UEFA EURO 2012, and will stage the 2015 UEFA Europa League final.

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
Rank Association Q1 Q2 Q3 PO Group
UCL transfer         15 teams (Q3) 10 teams (PO)
1 Spain     N6 N5 CW (TH)*
2 England     N6 N5 CW
3 Germany     N6 N5 CW
4 Italy     N5 N4 CW
5 Portugal     N5 N4 CW
6 France     N5 N4 CW
7 Ukraine   N5 N4 N3 CW*
8 Russia   N5 N4 CW N3  
9 Netherlands   N5 N4 CW N3  
10 Turkey   N4 N3 CW  
11 Belgium   N4 N3 CW  
12 Greece   N4 N3 CW  
13 Switzerland   N4 N3 CW  
14 Cyprus   N4 N3 CW  
15 Denmark   N4 N3 CW  
16 Austria   RU N3   CW*  
17 Czech Republic   RU N3 CW    
18 Romania   RU N3 CW    
19 Israel   RU N3 CW*    
20 Belarus   CW RU N3      
21 Poland   CW RU N3      
22 Croatia N3 CW RU      
23 Sweden N3 FP CW RU      
24 Scotland N3 CW RU      
25 Serbia N3 CW RU      
26 Slovakia N3 CW RU      
27 Norway RU N3 FP CW      
28 Bulgaria RU N3 CW      
29 Hungary RU N3 CW      
30 Slovenia RU N3 CW      
31 Georgia RU N3 CW      
32 Azerbaijan RU N3 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        
45 Liechtenstein CW        
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        
53 Andorra CW RU        
54 Gibraltar CW        

Abbreviations
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

2014/15 UEFA Europa League draw schedule
Date Location Draw details
23/06/14 Nyon First and second qualifying round
18/07/14 Nyon Third qualifying round
08/08/14 Nyon Play-off round
29/08/14 Monaco Group stage
15/12/14 Nyon Round of 32
27/02/15 Nyon Round of 16
20/03/15 Nyon Quarter-finals
24/04/15 Nyon Semi-finals and final

2014/15 UEFA Europa League match calendar
Stage Dates
First qualifying round, first leg 03/07/14
First qualifying round, second leg 10/07/14
Second qualifying round, first leg 17/07/14
Second qualifying round, second leg 24/07/14
Third qualifying round, first leg 31/07/14
Third qualifying round, second leg 07/08/14
Play-off round, first leg 21/08/14
Play-off round, second leg 28/08/14
Group stage, matchday one 18/09/14
Group stage, matchday two 02/10/14
Group stage, matchday three 23/10/14
Group stage, matchday four 06/11/14
Group stage, matchday five 27/11/14
Group stage, matchday six 11/12/14
Round of 32, first leg 19/02/15
Round of 32, second leg 26/02/15
Round of 16, first leg 12/03/15
Round of 16, second leg 19/03/15
Quarter-finals, first leg 16/04/15
Quarter-finals, second leg 23/04/15
Semi-finals, first leg 07/05/15
Semi-finals, second leg 14/05/15
Final (National Stadium, Warsaw) 27/05/15

Last updated: 27 May 2014

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