UEFA Europa League

UEFA Europa League Qualifying Group Teams Confirmed

UEFA have confirmed the nine groups that will appear in the UEFA Europa League First Round Qualifier Draw tomorrow.

The 94 teams (87 directly qualified and 7 pairs of teams from the preliminary round) are divided into seven groups (groups 1 to 7) and two groups (8 and 9) of 12 teams.

Within the nine groups, the 94 teams are divided equally as 47 seeded teams and 47 unseeded teams.

Aberdeen are seeded (in bold) in round 1, in Group 8 as follows:

Haugesund (NOR)
Aberdeen (SCO)
Stjarnan (ISL)
Norrköping (SWE)
Dinamo Minsk (BLR)
Riteriai (LTU)
Liepāja (LVA)
Levadia Tallinn (EST)
Barry Town (WAL)/Cliftonville (NIR)
Saint Patrick’s (IRL)
RoPS Rovaniemi (FIN)
KÍ (FRO)/Tre Fiori (SMR)

The first round draw will take place at 2.30pm tomorrow (Tuesday 18 June 2019) and the second round draw will take place on Wednesday 19 June 2019 at 1pm.

Draw procedure:

Groups 1 to 7

  • All clubs in the seven groups have been ordered randomly and identified by a number: 1 to 5 for the seeded teams and 6 to 10 for the unseeded teams.
  • Two bowls will be prepared, one containing balls with slips of paper numbered 1 to 5 for the seeded teams and the other containing balls with slips of paper numbered 6 to 10 for the unseeded teams.
  • A ball will be taken from each bowl and placed in an empty bowl in the middle, where they will be shuffled. One of the two balls is drawn at random, then opened to display the number it contains. The second ball is drawn to complete the pairing. The result of this draw applies to all seven groups.
  • For example, if the first ball drawn contains the number 2 and the second the number 8, the clubs that have been assigned the numbers 2 and 8 in each of the seven groups will play each other. In addition, the first ball drawn, here containing the number 2, designates the home team for the first leg and for all seven groups.
  • The same procedure is carried out with the remaining balls to complete all the pairings.

Groups 8 to 9

  • All clubs in the two groups will be ordered randomly and identified by a number: 1 to 6 for the seeded teams and 7 to 12 for the unseeded teams.
  • Two bowls will be prepared, one containing balls with slips of paper numbered 1 to 6 for the seeded teams and the other containing balls with slips of paper numbered 7 to 12 for the unseeded teams.
  • A ball will be taken from each bowl and placed in an empty bowl in the middle, where they will be shuffled. One of the two balls is drawn at random, then opened to display the number it contains. The second ball is drawn to complete the pairing. The result of this draw applies to both groups.
  • For example, if the first ball drawn contains the number 2 and the second the number 8, the clubs that have been assigned the numbers 2 and 8 in each of the two groups will play each other. In addition, the first ball drawn, here containing the number 2, designates the home team for the first leg and for both groups.
  • The same procedure is carried out with the remaining balls to complete all the pairings.

Kilmarnock are in Group 1 (seeded) and could face:

Vaduz (LIE)
Kilmarnock (SCO)
Brann (NOR)
Vitebsk (BLR)
Malmö (SWE)
Shamrock Rovers (IRL)
Ballymena (NIR)/NSÍ (FRO)
Connah’s Quay Nomads (WAL)
KuPS Kuopio (FIN)
Breidablik (ISL)

The Rangers (seeded) are in Group 4 and could face:

Rangers (SCO)
Brøndby (DEN)
Cork (IRL)
Molde (NOR)
Crusaders (NIR)
Progrès Niederkorn (LUX)/Cardiff Metropolitan University (WAL)
B36 (FRO)
Inter Turku (FIN)
KR (ISL)
Prishtina (KOS)/St Joseph’s (GIB)

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