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REGULATIONS OF COMPETITIONS AND COEFFICIENTS:


UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FORMAT (old format until 2008-2009 season):

Three qualifying rounds are required to find 16 qualifiers to join the 16 automatic qualifiers, who then contest the first group stage comprising eight groups of four clubs. The winners and runners-up from these eight groups then advance to the second phase whith 16 teams playing over two legs. The quarter-finals and the semi-finals are also played over two legs. From the two semi-final ties, the two clubs to play in the final - which is staged in May as a single match - are decided.

For the quarter-final and semi-final stage, the clubs play two matches against each other on a home and away basis, with the team scoring the greater aggregate of goals qualifying for the next round. In the event of both teams scoring the same number of goals, the team which scores more goals away qualifies. If this proves inconclusive, extra-time of two periods of 15 minutes is played after the second match. If during extra-time both teams score the same number of goals, the away goals count double (ie. the visiting team advances). If no goals are scored during extra-time, the winner is decided by penalty kicks.

The final is decided by a single match. If the scores are level at the end of normal time, the 'golden goal' comes into operation with the period of extra-time played again not exceeding two periods of 15 minutes. If extra-time proves inconclusive, the winning team is decided by penalty kicks.

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE COMPETITION SYSTEM

1st qualifying round

24

2nd qualifying round
16+12
3rd qualifying round
18+14
Group stage
16+16 teams in 8 groups of 4 - top 2 advance
First knock-out round
16
Quarter finals
8
Semi-finals
4
Final
2

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE NEW FORMAT FROM2009/2010 SEASON:

• No changes to the main competition, involving 32 teams, split into 8 groups of 4 teams in the group stage, followed by the knockout phase. The 8 teams that finish the groups in third place cross over into the knockout phase of the UEFA Cup.
• Access list changed according to the following principles: 22 teams qualify directly for the group phase instead of 16 (N3 of associations 1 to 3 in the ranking and champions of countries 10 to 12 are added); 10 teams qualify through a double qualification path: one reserved for the champions of the associations ranked 13 to 53 - except Liechtenstein - (5 teams qualify) and one reserved for non-champions of associations ranked 1 to 15 (5 teams qualify).

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE COMPETITION SYSTEM (FROM 2009/2010)

1st qualifying round

6

2st qualifying round

31+3PR

3nd qualifying round
3+17Q1
Play-offs
10Q2
NC 3rd qualifying round
10
NC play-offs
5 + 5 NCQ3
Group stage
32 teams in 8 groups of 4 - top 2 advance - 3rd in UEFA CUP
First knock-out round
16
Quarter finals
8
Semi-finals
4
Final
2

 

UEFA CUP FORMAT FROM 2004/2005 to 2008/2009:

From 2004/05, the UEFA Cup format is based on a first round knockout phase of 80 teams, followed by a group phase involving 40 teams in eight groups of five, whith each team playing with other only a single match. The 24 teams who negotiate this stage (the top three from each group) will then be joined by eight teams from the UEFA Champions League for the final knockout phase, which will consist of 32 teams. They are 2 qualifying rounds, with 72 teams in the first and 64 on the second (11 from Intertoto Cup).

UEFA CUP COMPETITION SYSTEM

1st qualifying round

72

2nd qualifying round
17+11 (from Uefa Intertoto Cup)+36
First round
32+16 (eliminated from the third qualifying round of Champions League)+32
Group stage
40 teams in 8 groups of 5 - top 3 advance
Round of 32
24+8 (third-placed teams from the group stage of the Champions League)
Round of 16
16
Quarter finals
8
Semi-finals
4
Final
2

EUROPA LEAGUE NEW FORMAT FROM 2009/2010 SEASON:

• Main competition changed according to the following principles: first round (knockout) becomes part of the qualifying phase; the group phase consists of 48 teams, split into 12 groups of 4 teams; the top two in each group qualify for the knockout phase and are joined by the 8 teams that finish the group stage of the UEFA Champions League in third place.
The knockout phase, with 32 teams and 4 rounds, will lead to the final, played in a single match at a neutral venue.

• Access list changed according to the following principles: only the titleholders qualify directly for the group phase; all other clubs have to qualify; UEFA Cup qualifying phase consists of 4 rounds, according to the access list; 37 slots added to the qualifying phase to accommodate clubs that currently qualify for the UEFA Intertoto Cup (associations ranked 9 to 15 and 22 to 51, except Liechtenstein); the losers of the UEFA Champions League second qualifying round (Q2) and third qualifying round (Q3) cross over into to the UEFA Cup, Q4 and group phase respectively.

EUROPA LEAGUE COMPETITION SYSTEM (FROM 2009/2010)

1st qualifying round

50

2nd qualifying round
55+25Q1
3nd qualifying round
30+40Q2
4nd qualifying round
24+35+15 from Champions League Q3 and NC Q3
Group stage
1 (title holder)+10 from Champions League play-offs and NC play-offs+37 - (48 teams in12 groups of 4)
Round of 32
24+8 (third-placed teams from the group stage of the Champions League)
Round of 16
16
Quarter finals
8
Semi-finals
4
Final
2

 

WORLD CUP 2010 EUROPEAN QUALIFYING TOURNAMENT FORMAT:

The qualification format for the World Cup will see 13 European teams qualifying from 53 participating nations. The 53 teams will be drawn into eight groups of six teams and one group of five teams with the nine group winners qualifying automatically. The best eight runners-up will contest home-and-away play-offs to decide the other four teams to qualify. Pots for the preliminary draw are determined from FIFA ranking published on november 2007.

UEFA COEFFICIENT RULES:

UEFA NATIONAL ASSOCIATION COEFFICIENT RANKING AND CLUB COEFFICIENT RANKING CURRENT SISTEM

UEFA NATIONAL ASSOCIATION COEFFICIENT RANKING AND CLUB COEFFICIENT RANKING OLD SISTEM (UNTIL THE 2008-2009 SEASON)

Method of calculation of the 20% national association ranking for club coefficients (the strange method used by UEFA):

UEFA NATIONAL TEAM COEFFICIENT RANKING

 

For further explanations about competitions and coefficients, see the UEFA rules section.

 

 

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