Champions League and Europa League qualification: what Arsenal’s FA Cup victory means for Tottenham and Wolves | Football News

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Arsenal’s FA Cup victory means they have qualified for the Europa League group stages next season – and is a blow to Tottenham and Wolves.

Bad news for Spurs and Wolves

The Gunners’ 2-1 win over Chelsea secured them their place in the Europa League next season, but it also means Tottenham – who finished sixth in the Premier League – will have to enter the competition’s second qualifying round. Spurs would have gone straight to the group stage if Chelsea had won.

But it’s worse for wolves. A victory at Chelsea would have given them a second place in the Europa League qualifying round after finishing seventh in the Premier League, but they risk missing European football altogether because of Arsenal’s triumph – unless they do. win the Europa League this season.

If Wolves win the Europa League, they would earn a place in the Champions League group stage for the 2020/21 season.

They are currently tied with Olympiakos 1-1 after the first leg of their eighth draw. The return match will take place in Molineux on Thursday August 6.

What Arsenal’s victory means for Spurs …

Spurs head coach Jose Mourinho

Spurs head coach Jose Mourinho

The Gunners’ victory at Wembley means Spurs face a qualifying campaign to reach the Europa League group stages.

Jose Mourinho’s side will enter the second qualifying round and face three more qualifying matches, with trips to Belarus, Kazakhstan, Montenegro, Estonia and the Faroe Islands. everything is possible.

  • Kesla FK (Azerbaijan)
  • Torshavn (Faroe Islands)
  • Neftchi Baku (Azerbaijan)
  • Kaysar Kyzylorda (Kazakhstan)
  • Ordabasy Shymkent (Kazakhstan)
  • Sutjeska Niksic (Montenegro)
  • OFI Heraklion (Crete, Greece)
  • FK Knights (Lithuania)
  • FH Hafnarfjörður (Iceland)
  • Santa Coloma (Andorra)
  • Shakhtyor Soligorsk (Biélorussie)
  • Kalju Nomme (Estonia)
  • Backa Topola (Serbia)
  • Vojvodina Novi Sad (Serbia)

It’s a big blow to Spurs’ preparations for the new campaign with Mourinho facing selection headaches as he looks to work his way through a grueling start to the season schedule.

Spurs’ European campaign kicks off on September 17, just five days after the start of the new Premier League season.

  • Second qualifying round: September 17
  • Third qualifying round: September 24
  • Dams: October 1
  • Start of the group stage: 20 October

Who has already qualified for European football?

Champions League – Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United (all group stages)

Connect Europe – Leicester, Arsenal (both group stages), Tottenham (second qualifying round)

Eight in Europe?

Arsenal’s FA Cup victory opens up the possibility for eight English teams to play in Europe next season.

And wolves win the Europa League, they will join Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea in the Champions League group stage the following quarter as the winner of the Europa League.

Arsenal qualify for the group stage of the Europa League as the winner of the FA Cup.

Leicester have qualified for the Europa League group stage next season as a fifth team.

And Tottenham qualified for the Europa League second qualifying round as a sixth team.

The qualification rules broken down …

Champions League qualification

The Champions League is a major target for the biggest clubs in the Premier League

The Champions League is a major target for the biggest clubs in the Premier League

the four best teams in the Premier League will qualify for the group stages of the Champions League.

Win the Champions League or Connect Europe also guarantees a place in the group stages.

Qualification of the Europa League

There are three ways to qualify for the Europa League:

  • Finish fifth – advance to the Europa League group stage
  • Win the FA Cup – qualify for the Europa League group stage
  • Win the Carabao Cup – advance to the Europa League second qualifying round

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