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2010–11 UEFA Europa League
Tournament details
Teams 48+8 (competition proper)
162 (qualifying)

The 2010–11 UEFA Europa League will be the second season under a new name for the competition previously known as UEFA Cup.[1] The Final will be held at Aviva Stadium, currently under construction at the former site of Lansdowne Road in Dublin, Ireland.[2]


Association team allocation

A total of 162 teams from 53 UEFA associations will participate in the 2010–11 UEFA Europa League. Countries are allocated places according to their UEFA league coefficient. The 2009–10 UEFA Europa League title holder will be guaranteed a place in the group stage even if they do not obtain a qualifying place through their domestic league, unless they qualify for the Champions League.

The allocation system may change slightly depending on the title holder's domestic placing.

Below is the qualification scheme for the 2010–11 UEFA Europa League as determined by the final UEFA country ranking in May 2009[3]:

  • Associations 1–6 each have 3 teams qualify
  • Associations 7–9 each have 4 teams qualify
  • Associations 10–51 each have 3 teams qualify, except Liechtenstein (one team)
  • Associations 52–53 each have 2 teams qualify
  • The three Associations with the best Fair Play scores each gain an additional berth

Qualifying rounds


First qualifying round

The following 54 teams are expected to compete in the first qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League.

Second qualifying round

The following 53 teams are expected to participate in the second qualifying round. Also entering are 27 winners from previous round.

Third qualifying round

The following 30 teams are expected to participate in the third qualifying round. Also entering are 40 winners from previous round.

Play-off round

The following 24 teams are expected to participate in the play-off round. Also entering are 35 winners from previous round along with 15 losers from the UEFA Champions League 2010–11 3rd qualifying round (10 champions and 5 non-champions)

Group stage

The following teams are expected to participate in the group stage:

The group stage of the competition will consist of 12 groups of 4 teams.

Knockout phase

The following teams are expected to participate in the knockout phase:


The venue of the 2011 UEFA Europa League Final will be Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland.‎

See also


1. If the English or French League Cup winners qualify for the UEFA Champions League or Play-off Round of the UEFA Europa League, then their berth will be given to the highest-placed team in their domestic league not already qualified for European competition. Unlike the English or French FA Cups, the runners-up of the English or French League Cups cannot receive a UEFA Europa League berth unless they do so through the domestic league.[5]
2. If CSKA Moscow win the 2009-10 Champions League, this place will be vacated. Thus Inter Turku will qualify for the third qualifying round, and the winners of 2009–10 Maltese Cup and 2009–10 Coppa Titano will qualify for the second qualifying round.



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