Champions League Qualifiers 2018 /2019


The draw for the First and Second Qualifying Rounds of the UEFA Champions League takes place on Tuesday, June 19. Cork City are one of 34 clubs in the hat but are unseeded. They will be drawn against either Ludogorets Razgrad, Legia Warsaw, Malmo FF, Rosenborg BK or HJK Helsinki.

rotten draws potentially for Cork
they only have the beating of HJK


First qualifying round draw (matches 10/11 & 17/18 July)

Group 1

Qarabağ (AZE)
Sheriff (MDA)
The New Saints (WAL)
Videoton (HUN)
Shkëndija (MKD)
F91 Dudelange (LUX)
Olimpija Ljubljana (SVN)
Sūduva (LTU)
Torpedo Kutaisi (GEO)

Group 2

Ludogorets Razgrad (BUL)
Legia Warszawa (POL)
Malmö (SWE)
Rosenborg (NOR)
HJK Helsinki (FIN)
Víkingur (FRO)
Crusaders (NIR)
Winners of the preliminary round
Cork City (IRL)
Valur Reykjavík (ISL)

Group 3

Celtic (SCO)
Astana (KAZ)
Crvena zvezda (SRB)
Hapoel Beer-Sheva (ISR)
Kukës (ALB)
Zrinjski (BIH)
Spartak Trnava (SVK)
Valletta (MLT)
Alashkert (ARM)
Sutjeska (MNE)
Spartaks Jūrmala (LVA)
Flora Tallinn (EST)


Have they regionalised this? How have they come up with this? That is grim for Cork.


seedings are bold above
how the fuck are HJK seeded?



Preliminary round semi-finals – 26 June
FC Santa Coloma (AND) v Drita (KOS)
La Fiorita (SMR) v Lincoln Red Imps (GIB)

Preliminary round final – 29 June
La Fiorita (SMR)/Lincoln Red Imps (GIB) v FC Santa Coloma (AND)/Drita (KOS)

The preliminary round is a one-venue mini-tournament consisting of a semi-final round and a final (all one-off matches). This season’s tournament will take place at the Victoria Stadium in Gibraltar.
The winners of the final round enter the first qualifying round on 10/11 & 17/18 July, with their opponents decided in the draw on 19 June.
The three losing teams transfer to the UEFA Europa League second qualifying round.


if they loose , which they will
they just enter the UEFA cup


how the fuck are TNS seeded?



An awful draw.


Agreed. The clash of kits will be terrible.


Ouch, a fucking nightmare for Cork.


calling all cark posters , can somebody source a ticket for this for a guy I work with from warsaw



Legia are flakey


Varsovians are.


yeah- they should take the cash , ride this out and get ready for the UEFA Cup qualifier a few weeks later, But they’re gonna be unseeded in that tho as well


found this
cc @Rocko

Clubs’ coefficients are now 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 (under a new system introduced for 2018/19 onwards).

so cork had a lucky draw here
the 19 loosers here of this round enter the qualifying round of the UEFA cup, 18 enter the second round, 1 enter the 3rd round- cork or legia got the bye to the third round
the loosers from the champions league qualifiers are also kept kept apart from the other UEFA cup participants
so cork in the 3rd qualifying round of the europa league will face a looser from the second qualifying round of the champions league


Cork made a holy show of themselves with that stupid tweet to Legia today.


What did the cunts say ??