Champions League, Europa League draws next Monday

Madrid, June 18 (IANS) The draws for the 2015-16 first and second qualifying rounds of the Champions League and the Europa League will be made on June 22 in the Swiss city of Nyon, according to the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) website.

The first qualifying round of the Champions League will include eight teams (the champions of Northern Ireland, Wales, Armenia, Estonia, the Faroe Islands, San Marino, Andorra and Gibraltar), reports Efe.

The qualifiers will be played on June 30, July 1, July 7 and July 8.

The draw for the second round will be made when the champions of 30 nations will be joined by the four winners of the first qualifying round. The ties will be played on July 14, July 15, July 21 and July 22.

An hour after starting the Champions League draw, scheduled for noon, the initial qualifying round draw of the Europa League will be held with the participation of 102 clubs.

The second qualifying round draw will include 66 clubs, to be joined by winners of the previous round.

First round ties will be played on July 2 and July 9, while second round matches will be played on July 16 and July 23.

The draw for the third qualifying rounds of both competitions will be made on July 17, while the play-off round draw will be made on August 7, while the UEFA group stage draws for the Champions League and Europa League will be made in Monaco on August 27 and 28 respectively.

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