I wonder if Liechtensteiner football clubs can compete in the UEFA Champions League?

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Since Liechtenstein does not have a domestic league, they do not have a spot in the UEFA Champions League. Instead, the Liechtenstein Football Cup winner qualifies to the UEFA Europa Conference League.

If the Liechtensteiner team wins the UECL, they can compete in the UEFA Europa League in the next season. If the team won the UEL, then they advance to the UEFA Champions League in the next season.

  • Edit (From @Don_Biglia's comment)

Currently, seven Lichtensteiner clubs are playing in the Swiss Football League system in various tiers, but they cannot qualify for any European competition through Swiss football league accomplishments. This is because Lichtenstein has their own domestic cup.

On the other hand, AS Monaco can qualify for the UCL through French Ligue 1 because Monaco does not have either domestic league nor cup competition.

** Source :Liechtenstein Football Cup
Swiss Super League

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    Well, I guess, they can also qualify to UCL by getting promoted to Swiss Super League and then qualifying from there. AS Monaco has managed to do something similar multiple times, even reaching the final game once. Jun 12, 2023 at 3:15
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    Indeed, 7 Liechtenstein teams play in the Swiss Leagues, e.g.: Vaduz FC is currently in the second tier. But they're excluded from qualifying for any European competition according to Wikipedia. I'd suggest adding this to complete your answer with a proper source @user67275
    – Don_Biglia
    Jun 12, 2023 at 9:50
  • @Don_Biglia I added the information in the main answer. Thank you for your suggestion.
    – user67275
    Jun 13, 2023 at 0:56
  • If you now add a source to it, you'll get an upvote as well ;)
    – Don_Biglia
    Jun 13, 2023 at 7:07

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