Arsenal given home honour

UEFA Women's Cup holders Arsenal LFC will welcome European football back to their Borehamwood home when they stage second qualifying round Group B1 from 11-16 October.

UEFA Women's Cup holders Arsenal LFC will welcome European football back to their Borehamwood home in October when they stage second qualifying round Group B1.

Holders' honour
Arsenal, who play Italy's ASD CF Bardolino Verona, Kazakhstan's Alma KTZH and Austria's SV Neulengbach having been seeded into the second stage, are one of four teams picked to host mini-tournaments from 11-16 October. Last season's beaten finalists Umeå IK also have that honour, with Russia's WFC Rossiyanka, CFF Clujana of Romania and Belarussian champions Universitet Vitebsk coming to Sweden in Group B2.

Lyon at home
Belgium's KFC Rapide Wezemaal are to stage Group B3, which includes two-time winners 1. FFC Frankfurt and ambitious Valur Reykjavík and Everton LFC, 2006/07 runners-up in England behind Arsenal. Meanwhile, tournament debutants Olympique Lyonnais play host in Group B4 against last season's semi-finalists Brøndby IF and Kolbotn IL plus AC Sparta Praha. The top two teams from each section progress to the quarter-finals, with the draw for the knockout phase already set.

2007/08 UEFA Women's Cup second qualifying round: 11-16 October
Hosts in bold
Group B1 Group B2
Arsenal LFC (ENG, holders) Umeå IK (SWE)
ASD CF Bardolino Verona (ITA) WFC Rossiyanka (RUS)
Alma KTZH (KAZ) CFF Clujana (ROU)
SV Neulengbach (AUT) Universitet Vitebsk (BLR)
Group B3 Group B4
1. FFC Frankfurt (GER) Brøndby IF (DEN)
KFC Rapide Wezemaal (BEL) Kolbotn IL (NOR)
Valur Reykjavík (ISL) Olympique Lyonnais (FRA)
Everton LFC (ENG) AC Sparta Praha (CZE)

2007/08 UEFA Women's Cup knockout rounds (first team named home in first leg)
Quarter-finals: 14/15 & 21/22 November
1: Runners-up Group B4 v Winners Group B1
2: Runners-up Group B3 v Winners Group B2
3: Runners-up Group B2 v Winners Group B3
4: Runners-up Group B1 v Winners Group B4
Semi-finals: 29/30 March & 5/6 April
1: Winners Quarter-final 1 v Winners Quarter-final 2
2: Winners Quarter-final 3 v Winners Quarter-final 4
Final: 17 & 24 May
Winners Semi-final 1 v Winners Semi-final 2

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