Makundi ya UEFA Europa League 2022/23 | UEFA Europa League group stage draw 2022
UEFA Europa League group stage draw 2022 | Makundi ya UEFA Europa League 2022/23. The UEFA Europa League is an annual football club competition organized since 1971 by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) for eligible European football clubs. It is the second-tier competition of European club football, ranking below the UEFA Champions League and above the UEFA Europa Conference League.
The UEFA Cup was the third-tier competition from 1971 to 1999 before the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup was discontinued, and it is still often referred to as the “C3” in reference to this. Clubs qualify for the competition based on their performance in their national leagues and cup competitions.
- Dynamo Kyiv
- AEK Larnaca
- Union Berlin
- St Gilloise
- Man United
- Real Sociedad
- Crvena zvezda
Introduced in 1971 as the UEFA Cup, it replaced the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup. In 1999, the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup was merged with the UEFA Cup and discontinued as a separate competition. From the 2004-05 season a group stage was added before the knockout phase. The competition has been known as the Europa League since the 2009–10 season following a change in format. The 2009 re-branding included a merger with the UEFA Intertoto Cup, producing an enlarged competition format, with an expanded group stage and a change in qualifying criteria. The winner of the UEFA Europa League qualifies for the UEFA Super Cup and, since the 2014–15 season, qualifies for the following season’s UEFA Champions League, entering at the group stage.