The draw for the UEFA Champions League first qualifying round is broadcast live at 12:00 p.m. CET on Tuesday 15 June at the House of European Football in Nyon, Switzerland.
How the draw works
- The draw consists of the teams participating in this round, the champions of certain associations according to their association club coefficient (with the exception of Liechtenstein) and a winner of the preliminary round.
- The teams will be divided equally between the seeded clubs and the unclassified clubs in accordance with the club coefficient classification.
- The UEFA administration may form groups for the draw in accordance with the principles set by the Club Competitions Committee. Clubs from the same association cannot be drawn.
- For each group, two pots will be prepared: one for the seeded teams and the other for the non-seeded teams.
- For each group, the balls containing the names of the ranked teams will be placed in one bowl and the balls containing the unranked teams will be placed in another bowl. One ball will be taken from each bowl and placed in a large empty bowl in the middle, where they will be mixed.
- The same procedure will be done with the remaining balls to complete all the pairings of the first group and then repeated to determine the pairings for the remaining groups. The first team drawn will be the home team of the first leg.
- Any restrictions will be announced before the raffle ceremony.
What happens next?
The matches will take place on 6/7 and 13/14 July, with extra time and penalties if necessary. The winners advance to the second qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League (draw on 16 June); all losing teams advance to the second qualifying round of the UEFA Europa Conference League Champions path (draw on 16 June).
What are the key dates?
July 6/7: 1st qualifying round, round trips
July 13/14: 1st qualifying round, second leg