Women's Champions League qualifying round draw

The qualifying draw has been made, with the first Kosovan entrants in any European competition, Hajvalia, travelling to Cyprus for a group containing sole 16-time entrants KÍ Klaksvík.

Kosovan newcomers Hajvalia are drawn out
Kosovan newcomers Hajvalia are drawn out ©UEFA.com

The draw for the UEFA Women's Champions League qualifying round has been made, with the first Kosovan entrants in any European competition, Hajvalia, travelling to Cyprus for a group also containing the tournament's only ever-present, 16-time entrants KÍ Klaksvík.

FC Twente, who knocked out Bayern München to reach the round of 16 last season, welcome a team that played at that stage in 2013/14, Konak Belediyespor. Group 3, involving ŽFK Spartak, NSA Sofia, Breidablik and Cardiff Met, will be hosted in the Welsh capital, where the final will be played on 1 June 2017.

Qualifying round draw (23–28 August)
Group 1: Apollon (CYP)*, PAOK (GRE), KÍ Klaksvík (FRO), Hajvalia (KOS)

Group 2: Standard Liège (BEL), Osijek (CRO)*, Minsk (BLR), Dragon 2014 (MKD)

Group 3: ŽFK Spartak (SRB), NSA Sofia (BUL), Breidablik (ISL), Cardiff Met (WAL)*

Group 4: Olimpia Cluj (ROU), Medyk Konin (POL)*, Pärnu (EST), Breznica Pljevija (MNE)

Group 5: FC Zürich (SUI), Pomurje (SVN)*, Slovak Bratislava (SVK), KS Vllaznia (ALB)

Group 6: SFK 2000 Sarajevo (BIH)*, WFC Kharkiv (UKR), Ramat HaSharon (ISR), Rīgas FS (LVA)

Group 7: BIIK-Kazygurt (KAZ), Gintra Universitetas (LTU), Wexford Youths (IRL)*, Criuleni (MDA)

Group 8: PK-35 Vantaa (FIN)*, Avaldsnes (NOR), CF Benfica (POR), Newry City (NIR)

Group 9: FC Twente (NED)*, Konak Belediyespor (TUR), Ferencváros (HUN), Hibernians (MLT)

*hosts

  • The nine group winners advance to join the 23 teams given byes to the round of 32
Cardiff City Stadium
Cardiff City Stadium©AFP/Getty Images

Tournament calendar
Qualifying round: 23–28 August
Round of 32 draw: 1 September
Round of 32: 5/6 & 12/13 October
Round of 16 draw: 17 October
Round of 16: 9/10 November & 16/17 November
Quarter-final & Semi-final draw: 25 November
Quarter-finals: 22/23 & 29/30 March
Semi-finals: 22/23 & 29/30 April
Final (Cardiff City Stadium): 1 June

Full entry list with coefficients

Lyon won their third title last season
Lyon won their third title last season©Sportsfile

Bye to round of 32
Lyon (FRA, holders)
Wolfsburg (GER)
FC Rosengård (SWE)
Paris Saint-Germain (FRA)
Fortuna Hjørring (DEN)
Brøndby IF (DEN)
Barcelona (ESP)
Rossiyanka (RUS)
Glasgow City FC (SCO) 
Sparta Praha (CZE)
Bayern München (GER)
Zvezda-2005 (RUS) 
Brescia (ITA)
Verona (ITA)
Slavia Praha (CZE)
Chelsea (ENG)
Eskilstuna United (SWE)
LSK Kvinner (NOR)
St. Pölten (AUT)
Manchester City (ENG)
Athletic Club (ESP)
Sturm Graz (AUT)
Hibernian (SCO)

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