Draws for the third qualifying round of UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League

Draws to be held at UEFA headquarters in Nyon on 18 July

A general view of the auditorium in Nyon
A general view of the auditorium in Nyon ©UEFA.com

The draws for the third qualifying rounds of the 2014/15 UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League will take place on Friday 18 July 2014. The pairings for this stage of the two club competitions will be made during ceremonies to be held at UEFA’s headquarters in Nyon, starting at 12.00 and 13.00CET respectively.

The draw ceremonies will be conducted by UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino and UEFA Competitions Director Giorgio Marchetti.

The draw for the 'champions' route of the third qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League will involve 20 teams (three directly qualified and 17 second qualifying round pairings), which will be divided into two groups in each of which half of the teams/pairings will be seeded.

In the 'league' path of the third qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League, five teams will be seeded and five teams unseeded, in accordance with the club rankings established at the beginning of the season.

Fifty-eight teams will be involved in the third qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League (18 directly qualified and 40 second qualifying round pairings), and will be divided into four groups of 12 teams/pairings and one group of ten teams/pairings. In each group, an equal number of teams/pairings will be seeded and unseeded, in accordance with the club rankings established at the beginning of the season.

If any club in the second qualifying round has an individual coefficient which entitles it to be seeded in the third qualifying round, the winner of the second qualifying-round match involving that club is automatically seeded for the third qualifying-round draw. This applies to both competition draws. Clubs from the same association may not be drawn against each other.

The final list of participating clubs will be published on UEFA.com ahead of the draw.

Media representatives wishing to attend the draws are requested to apply via e-mail to fame_accreditations@uefa.ch before Thursday 17 July 12CET, mentioning 'Club draws' in the subject line.

Due to the high number of club representatives expected for the draws, only a restricted number of photographers and cameramen will be allowed to attend the draw in the auditorium, with access being granted on a first-come, first-served basis.

The draws will be streamed live on UEFA.com.