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UEFA Releases Champions League List

UEFA on Sunday through its website released the list of all the teams taking part in the 2015/2016 Champions League.
The list is reproduced below with explanations:

2015/16 UEFA Champions League participants
A total of 22 teams automatically enter the 2015/16 UEFA Champions League group stage with the remaining slots taken by the ten sides who come through qualifying.

The 2015/16 UEFA Champions League began with the draw for the first and second qualifying rounds at UEFA’s headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, on 22 June 2015 and ends with the final at San Siro in Milan on Saturday 28 May 2016.

FULL SEASON CALENDAR

A country’s representation in the UEFA Champions League is determined by its UEFA coefficient ranking at the start of the previous season, which is calculated over a five-year basis. Twenty-two teams automatically enter this season’s competition in the group stage (including Sevilla FC as UEFA Europa League winners), with a further 56 teams taking part in qualifying.

The list below is provisional and is subject to pending legal proceedings and final confirmation from UEFA.

Sevilla enter as UEFA Europa League winners

Pot 1*
FC Barcelona (ESP, holders) coefficient: 164.999
FC Bayern München (GER) 154.883
Chelsea FC (ENG) 142.078
SL Benfica (POR) 118.276
Paris Saint-Germain (FRA) 100.483
Juventus (ITA) 95.102
FC Zenit (RUS) 90.099
PSV Eindhoven (NED) 58.195
Other pots
Real Madrid CF (ESP) 171.999
Club Atlético de Madrid (ESP) 120.999
FC Porto (POR) 111.276
Arsenal FC (ENG) 110.078
Manchester City FC (ENG) 87.078
Sevilla FC (ESP) 80.499
Olympique Lyonnais (FRA) 72.983
FC Dynamo Kyiv (UKR) 65.033
Olympiacos FC (GRE) 62.380
Galatasaray AŞ (TUR) 50.020
AS Roma (ITA) 43.602
VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach (GER) 33.883
VfL Wolfsburg (GER) 31.883
KAA Gent (BEL) 13.440
10 play-off winners tbc

Manchester United return in the play-offs
Play-off round (draw 7 August)
Champions route
10 third qualifying round winners tbc
League route
Manchester United FC (ENG) 103.078
Valencia CF (ESP) 99.999
Bayer 04 Leverkusen (GER) 87.883
Sporting Clube de Portugal (POR) 56.276
SS Lazio (ITA) 49.102
5 third qualifying round winners tbc

Third qualifying round (draw 17 July)
Champions route
FC Basel 1893 (SUI) 84.875
FC Salzburg (AUT) 43.135
FC Viktoria Plzeň (CZE) 41.825
17 second qualifying round winners tbc
League route
FC Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR) 86.033
AFC Ajax (NED) 66.195
PFC CSKA Moskva (RUS) 55.599
Club Brugge KV (BEL) 41.440
AS Monaco FC (FRA) 31.483
BSC Young Boys (SUI) 31.375
AC Sparta Praha (CZE) 30.825
Fenerbahçe SK (TUR) 30.020
Panathinaikos FC (GRE) 19.880
SK Rapid Wien (AUT) 15.635

Second qualifying round (draw 22 June)
FC Steaua Bucureşti (ROU) 40.259
Celtic FC (SCO) 39.080
APOEL FC (CYP) 35.460
FC BATE Borisov (BLR) 35.150
PFC Ludogorets Razgrad (BUL) 25.250
GNK Dinamo Zagreb (CRO) 24.700
NK Maribor (SVN) 22.225
Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC (ISR) 18.200
KKS Lech Poznań (POL) 17.300
FK Partizan (SRB) 14.775
Malmö FF (SWE) 12.545
Qarabağ FK (AZE) 11.500
HJK Helsinki (FIN) 11.140
Molde FK (NOR) 10.375
FC Midtjylland (DEN) 7.960
Videoton FC (HUN) 7.950
KF Skënderbeu (ALB) 5.575
FK Sarajevo (BIH) 5.500
FK Ventspils (LVA) 5.350
FC Dila Gori (GEO) 4.875
FK AS Trenčín (SVK) 4.250
FK Žalgiris Vilnius (LTU) 3.900
FC Astana (KAZ) 3.825
FC Milsami Orhei (MDA) 3.750
FK Rudar Pljevlja (MNE) 3.375
FK Vardar (MKD) 3.175
Stjarnan (ISL) 3.100
CS Fola Esch (LUX) 2.525
Dundalk FC (IRL) 2.150
Hibernians FC (MLT) 1.591
4 first qualifying round winners tbc

First qualifying round (draw 22 June)
The New Saints FC (WAL) 5.575
FC Levadia Tallinn (EST) 4.200
FC Pyunik (ARM) 3.550
FC Santa Coloma (AND) 2.666
Crusaders FC (NIR) 2.475
B36 Tórshavn (FRO) 1.450
Lincoln FC (GIB) 0.550
SS Folgore (SMR) 0.349

*Following a significant change in the regulations, Pot 1 for the group stage draw – in Monaco on 28 August – will now be formed by the champions of the top seven associations: Spain, England, Germany, Italy, Portugal, France and Russia as well as the UEFA Champions League holders. However, as both finalists this time round – Barcelona and Juventus 2015/16 UEFA Champions League participants
A total of 22 teams automatically enter the 2015/16 UEFA Champions League group stage with the remaining slots taken by the ten sides who come through qualifying.

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