#UWCL: Record 62 teams set for 21 June qualifying round draw

Lyon retained the UWCL trophy in 2019. (PA Images)

A record 62 teams from 50 different associations will enter the 2019/20 UEFA Women’s Champions League, with 40 of them in the hat for the qualifying round draw later this month.

The Road to Vienna begins on 7 – 13 August for whom group hosts are; Gintra, FC Twente, SFK Sarajevo, Kharkiv, Pomurje Beltinci, Anderlecht, Slovan Bratislava, Breznica Pljevlja, Flora Tallinn and Rīgas.

Cardiff Met, Linfield, Hibernian and Wexford Youths are among those in the qualifying round draw, which includes six debutants in Braga, ŽNK Split, Beşiktaş, Flora Tallinn, FC Nike and Alashkert.

Qualifying round seeding pots:

1: LSK Kvinner, BIIK-Kazygurt, Gintra Universitetas, FC Twente, Apollon, ŽFK Spartak, FC Minsk, Universitatae Olimpia Cluj, SFK 2000 Sarajevo, Hibernian

2: Kharkiv, Sturm Graz, PAOK, Breidablik, Pomurje Beltinci, PK-35 Vantaa, Górnik Łęczna, Ferencváros, Vllaznia, NSA Sofia

3: Wexford Youths, Anderlecht, ASA Tel-Aviv University, Braga, Cardiff Met, Slovan Bratislava, ŽNK Split, Beşiktaş, Breznica Pljevlja, Flora Tallinn

4: Rīgas Futbola skola, Birkirkara, EBS/Skála, Linfield, Mitrovica, Agarista – SS Anenii Noi, ŽFK Dragon, Bettembourg, FC Nike, Alashkert

The ten qualifying group winners proceed to the 16 August draw for the round of 32, joining Lyon, Wolfsburg, Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona, Bayern München, Slavia Praha, Manchester City, Brøndby, Fortuna Hjørring, FC Zürich, Glasgow City, Atlético Madrid, Sparta Praha, Fiorentina, St. Pölten, Arsenal, Piteå, Göteborg, Juventus, Ryazan-VDV, Lugano and Chertanovo.

The final is at Viola Park, Vienna on 24 May 2020.