2014–15 UEFA Women's Champions League

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2014–15 UEFA Women's Champions League
Tournament details
Dates 9 August 2014–14 May 2015
Teams 54 (from 46 confederations)

The UEFA Women's Champions League 2014–15 will be the 13th edition of the European women's championship for football clubs. The final will be held on 14 May 2015 at the Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark, Berlin, Germany.[1] Unlike recent years in which the Women's Champions League final was held in the same week as the men's Champions League final, the two finals will be separated by almost a month, as the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup starts in early June.[2]

Team allocation and distribution[edit]

The Czech Republic has overtaken Austria for eighth place in the UEFA coefficient ranking and thus assured themselves a second entry.[3]

Countries are allocated places according to their UEFA league coefficient for women. Unlike the men's Champions League, not every association enters a team and so the exact number of teams in each round can not be determined until the full entry list is known. The following list the teams that qualified and might enter this season's competition. Here CH denotes the national champion, RU the national runner-up, Ned 1 and Bel 1 the best placed Belgian and Dutch team in their joint league.

Round of 32
France Lyon (CH) France Paris (RU) Germany Wolfsburg (CH) Germany Frankfurt (RU)
Sweden Rosengård (CH) Sweden Linköping (3rd)[Note SWE] Russia Ryazan VDV (CH) Russia Zvezda Perm (RU)
England Liverpool (CH) England Bristol Academy (RU) Italy Brescia (CH) Italy Torres (RU)
Denmark Fortuna Hjørring (CH) Denmark Brøndby (RU) Czech Republic Slavia Praha (CH) Czech Republic Sparta Praha (RU)
Norway Stabæk (CH) Spain Barcelona (CH) Austria Neulengbach (CH) Iceland Stjarnan (CH)
Kazakhstan BIIK Kazygurt (CH) Netherlands Twente (Ned 1)
Qualifying round
Scotland Glasgow City (CH) Poland Medyk Konin (CH) Belgium Standard Liège (Bel 1) Switzerland Zürich (CH)
Romania Olimpia Cluj (CH) Finland Åland United (CH) Ukraine Zhytlobud Kharkiv (CH) Hungary MTK (CH)
Greece Amazones Dramas (CH) Belarus FC Minsk (CH) Cyprus Apollon Limassol (CH) Serbia Spartak Subotica (CH)
Bosnia and Herzegovina SFK 2000 (CH) Republic of Ireland Raheny United (CH) Portugal Atlético Ouriense (CH) Israel ASA Tel Aviv (CH)
Slovakia Nové Zámky (CH) Slovenia Pomurje (CH) Bulgaria NSA Sofia (CH) Faroe Islands KÍ Klaksvík (CH)
Croatia Osijek (CH) Lithuania Gintra Universitetas (CH) Wales Cardiff Met. (CH) Republic of Macedonia Kochani (CH)
Turkey Konak Belediyespor (CH) Northern Ireland Glentoran Belfast United (CH) Estonia Pärnu JK (CH) Moldova Goliador Chişinău (CH)
Malta Hibernians (CH) Latvia Rīgas FS (CH) Albania Vllaznia (CH) Montenegro Ekonomist (CH)

Faroese club KÍ has entered every past edition. Debutants are Liverpool (ENG), Brescia (ITA), Konin (POL), Amazones Dramas (GRE), FC Minsk (BLR), FC Hibernians (MLT), Rigas (LAT) and Kochani (MKD).[4]

  • ^ Sweden (SWE): Reigning final runner-up Tyresö FF, second placed team in 2013 Damallsvenskan, would have qualified for the tournament, but renounced its place after economic problems. As a result, the berth was given to Linköpings FC, the third placed team of the league.[5]

Round and draw dates[edit]

UEFA has scheduled the competition as follows.[6] In contrast to previous seasons, matches from the quarter finals onwards are now played on weekends.

Round Draw First leg Second leg
Qualifying round 26 June 2014 9–14 August 2014
Round of 32 22 August 2014 8–9 October 2014 15–16 October 2014
Round of 16 8–9 November 2014 12–13 November 2014
Quarterfinals 19 November 2014 21–22 March 2015 28–29 March 2015
Semifinals 18–19 April 2015 25–26 April 2015
Final 14 May 2015

Qualifying round[edit]

The qualifying round will be played in groups of four teams as mini-tournaments at a single location.[4] The group winners and two best runner-ups advance to the main tournament, which is the round of 32. Teams were divided into four pots seeded by the five year UEFA club coefficient. One team from each pot is then drawn in each group. The draw was held on 26 June 2014.[7]

Group 1[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Switzerland Zürich 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Turkey Konak Belediyespor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Belarus FC Minsk 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Latvia Rīgas FS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
KON MIN RIG ZÜR
Konak 9 Aug 14 Aug
Minsk 11 Aug
Rīgas 14 Aug
Zürich 9 Aug 11 Aug

Group 2[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Romania Olimpia Cluj 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bulgaria NSA Sofia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Republic of Ireland Raheny United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Malta Hibernians 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CLU HIB RAH SOF
Cluj 11 Aug 9 Aug
Hibernians 14 Aug
Raheny 11 Aug
Sofia 14 Aug 9 Aug

Group 3[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Hungary MTK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Slovenia Pomurje 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Estonia Pärnu JK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Montenegro Ekonomist 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
EKO MTK POM PÄR
Ekonomist 14 Aug
MTK 11 Aug 9 Aug
Pomurje 9 Aug 14 Aug
Pärnu 11 Aug

Group 4[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Scotland Glasgow City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ukraine Zhytlobud Kharkiv 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Slovakia Nové Zámky 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Northern Ireland Glentoran Belfast United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BEL GLA KHA NOV
Belfast 14 Aug
Glasgow 11 Aug 9 Aug
Kharkiv 9 Aug 14 Aug
Nové Zámky 11 Aug

Group 5[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Serbia Spartak Subotica 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Croatia Osijek 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Greece Amazones Dramas 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Moldova Goliador Chişinău 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CHI DRA OSI SUB
Chişinău 14 Aug
Dramas 11 Aug
Osijek 9 Aug 14 Aug
Subotica 11 Aug 9 Aug

Group 6[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Cyprus Apollon Limassol 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Faroe Islands KÍ Klaksvík 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lithuania Gintra Universitetas 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Albania Vllaznia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
APO KÍK UNI VLL
Apollon 9 Aug 11 Aug
14 Aug 9 Aug
Universitetas 11 Aug
Vllaznia 14 Aug

Group 7[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Bosnia and Herzegovina SFK 2000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Finland Åland United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Poland Medyk Konin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Republic of Macedonia Kochani 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ÅLA KOC KON SFK
Åland 9 Aug 14 Aug
Kochani 14 Aug
Konin 11 Aug
SFK 2000 11 Aug 9 Aug

Group 8[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Belgium Standard Liège 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Israel ASA Tel Aviv 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Portugal Atlético Ouriense 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wales Cardiff Met. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CAR LIE OUR TEL
Cardiff 14 Aug
Liège 11 Aug 9 Aug
Ouriense 11 Aug
Tel Aviv 9 Aug 14 Aug

Knock-out stage[edit]

The main round will be played as a straight knock-out tournament with 32 teams. Each tie is played over two legs with the exception of the final, which is played at a single neutral venue.

Sixteen teams will be seeded for the round and paired against the unseeded sides. Teams of the same association or qualifying group cannot meet in the round of 32. Teams are ranked by their UEFA Club coefficient, points won from 2009/10 to 2013/14 plus 33% of their association coefficient from the same time span.[8]

Team that enter qualifying and might end up seeded are Glasgow CC 29.260, Zürich CC 23.600, Liege CC 22.270 and Apollon CC 21.280.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark to stage final". UEFA.com. 16 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Executive Committee decides hosts for 2015 finals". UEFA. 23 May 2013. Retrieved 30 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "2014/15 coefficient rankings". UEFA. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Contenders aim at Berlin's Olympiastadion". UEFA. 12 June 2014. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "Linköping får europaplats" (in Swedish). svenskfotboll.se. 10 June 2014. 
  6. ^ "2014/15 Women's Calendar". UEFA. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "Zürich to meet Konak in qualifying round". UEFA. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 26 June 2014. 
  8. ^ http://www.uefa.com/MultimediaFiles/Download/competitions/General/02/11/53/46/2115346_DOWNLOAD.pdf

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