UEFA Champions League preliminary round draw made
The draw for the UEFA Champions League preliminary round has been made, with the champions of Andorra, Gibraltar, Kosovo and San Marino set to compete in a mini-tournament in Pristina for a place in the first qualifying round.
Semi-finals (25 June)
Feronikeli (KOS) vs Lincoln Red Imps (GIB)
Tre Penne (SMR) vs FC Santa Coloma (AND)
Final (28 June)
Feronikeli/Lincoln v Tre Penne/Santa Coloma
All games played at the Fadil Vokrri Stadium, Pristina
- The draw was made at 12CET on Tuesday 11 June.
- The preliminary round is a one-venue mini-tournament consisting of a semi-final round on 25 June and a final three days later (all one-off matches). This season’s matches will be hosted by Kosovo, at Pristina’s Fadil Vokrri Stadium.
- The winners of the final round enter the first qualifying round on 9/10 & 16/17 July, with their opponents decided in the draw on 18 June.
- The three losing teams transfer to the UEFA Europa League second qualifying round.
The champions of the four lowest-ranked nations in the 2018 UEFA association club coefficient rankings (Gibraltar, Andorra, San Marino and Kosovo) enter the preliminary round as per the access list. The two clubs with the highest club coefficient were seeded for the semi-final draw.
Seeded: Lincoln Red Imps (GIB), FC Santa Coloma (AND)
Unseeded: Tre Penne (SMR), Feronikeli (KOS)
An additional draw determined which semi-final winner would be considered the nominal home team for the final.
Clubs’ coefficients are determined EITHER by the sum of all points won in the previous five years OR by the association coefficient over the same period – WHICHEVER IS THE HIGHER.