Next year’s European tickets from this year’s Greek SuperLeague & Cup

Next year’s European tickets from this year’s Greek SuperLeague & Cup
 

The domestic football season is well underway in Greece and AGONAsport explains which teams from this year’s 2017/18 Greek Superleague and Cup will play in next year’s 2018/19 UEFA Champions and Europa League.

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The 2017/18 season will be the first season where domestic European football will be affected by UEFA’s changes to the UEFA Champions and Europa League. A reminder, UEFA has changed the allocation of teams from each association for both competitions, favoring the stronger associations, while clubs from nations with a weaker coefficient ranking, like Greece, will have a much more difficult time to qualify for the group stages of both competitions. More on that here.

Last season, Greece finished 14th in UEFA’s Associations rankings meaning that Greece will be represented in next year’s 2018/19 UEFA Champions and Europa League by five teams once again.

Similar to this year, Greece will have two representatives in next year’s UEFA Champions League. The 2017/18 Superleague champion will begin in the third qualifying round (like this year), needing to progress through two qualifying rounds to reach the group stages, while the second placed team will begin in the second qualifying round, one extra round when compared to this year. Thus, the Superleague runner-up will need to go through three qualifying rounds to reach the Champions League group stages.

Like this season, Greece will have three representatives in the 2018/19 Europa League. The 2017/18 Greek Cup champion will be awarded the “best ticket” as they will begin their campaign in the third qualifying round (like this season), and will need to progress through two rounds to qualify for the group stages. If the Cup champion finishes first or second in the Superleague, thus earning a place in the Champions League, the Superleague’s 3rd placed team will be granted a place in the Europa League third qualifying round.

In any other case, the Superleague’s 3rd placed team will begin their European season in the Europa League second qualifying round, an extra round when compared to this season. The Superleague’s 4th placed team will begin in the same round (2nd qualifying round), similar to this season. If the Greek Cup champion has already secured a place in Europe via their Superleague campaign (finishes 1st-4th), the Superleague’s 5th placed team will be granted a place in the Europa League 2nd qualifying round.

To summarize everything above, this year's 2017/18 Greek Superleague and Cup will yield:

  • Superleague Champion: UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round
  • Superleague Runner-up: UEFA Champions League 2nd qualifying round
  • Greek Cup Champion*: UEFA Europa League 3rd qualifying round
  • Superleague 3rd place**: UEFA Europa League 2nd qualifying round
  • Superleague 4th place: UEFA Europa League 2nd qualifying round

*If the Greek Cup champion secures a place in Europe via their Superleague finish (1st-4th), the the Superleague’s 5th placed team will be granted a place in the UEFA Europe League 2nd qualifying round,
**If the Greek Cup champion finishes first or second in the Superleague, then the Superleague’s 3rd placed team will be granted a place in the UEFA Europa League 3rd qualifying round as opposed to the 2nd qualifying round.

 
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