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Is Ajax the first team not to qualify for the next stage (because they ended up 3rd) with as much as 10 points?

It's mathematically impossible not to qualify with 11 points That is not correct. Is Ajax the first team not to qualify for the next stage with as much as 10 points? No. During the 2013-2014 ...
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How many Premier League teams will play in the 17-18 Champions League?

No more than five clubs can enter the UEFA Champions League from one national association. Regarding the top three associations (currently Spain, Germany and England): if two clubs from one of ...
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If Arsenal wins the 2019 UEFA Europa League final, which teams will represent England in the Champions League next year?

The English Premier League is guaranteed at least four, and may earn a total of five, places at the next Champions League group stage. They are assigned in the following priority order. The previous ...
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For an average Champions League team, is it financially more worth it to go through to knockout stages or drop down in to Europa League?

Reaching the eighth-finals of Champions League and being eliminated: worst case scenario Finishing second with four draws and two loses will grant you 4x0.9 = 3.6 million euros. For reaching the ...
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Why is AS Roma already qualified of the round of 32 after 4 played rounds?

CSKA-Sofia can reach a maximum of 7 points, they cannot qualify in the hypothetical situation given. Changing it so they did would require Young Boys or CFR Cluj to miss points, so AS Roma is still ...
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Under a financial point of view which is better for a low-intermediate club, to go to the Champions or Europa League?

Champions League. According to this source entering CL group stage alone was worth $17.74 million (~16.8 million €) in 2022. The same source also lists the prize money for the Europa League. In order ...
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Why did Hapoel Be'er Sheva go through over Southampton in UEFA EL 2016-'17?

This is the criterion which decides it (emphasis mine). higher number of goals scored away from home in the group matches played among the teams in question; It is basically the same as the ...
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How many European cup finals have been played in the stadium of one of the finalists?

In the European Cup/Champions League, this has happened four times: In 1957, Real Madrid played Fiorentina at their home stadium, the Santiago Bernabéu. Real Madrid won 2-0. In 1965, Inter Milan ...
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A UEFA Champions League/Europa League final between two teams who already played against one another in the group stage of either competition?

Europa League: No. Champions League: Yes, twice. 1994/95: Ajax - Milan (1-0) Ajax won both games in the group stage 2-0 1998/99: Manchester United - Bayern (2-1) Both group stage games ended in a ...
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What teams have won the Champions League the season after winning the Europa League?

It happened only to Porto Porto 2002/2003 Europa League winner 2003/2004 Champions League winner Those are the table of Champions League finals and Europa League finals
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Why is Russia considered a tricky destination for European football cup ties?

It is tricky fixture. Because of many reasons, A long travel for the away fixture is a headache. The long travel doubles the headache, as the UCL or Europa fixtures will be played during the Mid-Week....
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What happens in the UEFA Europa League when a 2-legged match is tied?

The "away goals" rule applies; see Article 19 of the Competition Regulations: For matches played under the knockout system, if the two teams involved in a tie score the same number of goals ...
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Participation of different teams with the same owner in European cups

Apparently it is not allowed. I can't find anything at the moment in official UEFA documentation, but in the past week a few mentions were made of it in the Belgian press. Vincent Tan owns three ...
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What teams have won the Europa League the season after winning the Champions League?

It happened only to Chelsea Chelsea 2011/2012 Champions League winner 2012/2013 Europa League winner Those are the table of Champions League finals and Europa League finals
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Participation of different teams with the same owner in European cups

The issue you've highlighted is addressed in the Article 5. Integrity of the Competition of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League Regulations, 5.01: 5.01. To ensure the integrity of the ...
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Will the club finishing 4th in the EPL go to any European competition if clubs from 5 to 8 win corresponding titles granting European qualification?

Regulations of the UEFA Champions League 2018-21 Cycle: https://www.uefa.com/MultimediaFiles/Download/Regulations/uefaorg/Regulations/02/55/82/79/2558279_DOWNLOAD.pdf 1) If UEFA Champions ...
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For an average Champions League team, is it financially more worth it to go through to knockout stages or drop down in to Europa League?

No, it's probably not worth the risk. Reaching the knockout stage of the Champions League alone is worth 9.5 Million €, even if you get knocked out directly. Also you get a piece of the big cake... ...
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How are third place teams from the UCL group stage incorporated in the round of 32 for the UEFA Europa League?

Looks like I found my answer in this article on Wikipedia. In the draw for the round of 32, the twelve group winners and the four third-placed teams from the Champions League group stage with the ...
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Who is the "winner" of each leg of a two-legged football match, or a match that goes to penalties?

According to the Laws of the Game (2 Mb pdf-file): Winning team The team scoring the greater number of goals during a match is the winner. If both teams score an equal number of goals, or if no goals ...
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Why is Russia considered a tricky destination for European football cup ties?

It's a bit of an opinionated question actually, but I'll give it a go. Niranjan's answer focus is with the practical side of the story, in the end it will be decided on the pitch so I'll stick to the ...
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