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7 July – 25 August 2022
8 September 2022 – 7 June 2023
|Teams||Competition proper: 32+8|
The final will be played at a single venue. The winners of the 2022–23 UEFA Europa Conference League will automatically qualify for the 2023–24 UEFA Europa League group stage, unless they manage to qualify for the 2023–24 UEFA Champions League group stage.
This season is the second since 1998–99 (the last season that the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup was played) where three major European club competitions (UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and UEFA Europa Conference League) organised by UEFA take place.
On 24 June 2021, UEFA approved the proposal to abolish the away goals rule in all UEFA club competitions, which had been used since 1965. Therefore, if in a two-legged tie, two teams score the same amount of aggregate goals, the winner of tie will not be decided by the number of away goals scored by each team, but always by 30 minutes of extra time, and if the two teams score the same amount of goals in extra time, the winner will be decided by a penalty shoot-out.
Association team allocation
A total of 181 teams from 54 of the 55 UEFA member associations (excluding Russia) will participate in the 2022–23 UEFA Europa Conference League. The association ranking based on the UEFA country coefficients is used to determine the number of participating teams for each association:
- Associations 1–5 each have one team qualify.
- Associations 6–15 (except Russia)Note RUS[›] and 51–55 each have two teams qualify.
- Associations 16–50 (except Liechtenstein)[Note LIE] each have three teams qualify.
- Liechtenstein have one team qualify (Liechtenstein organises only a domestic cup and no domestic league).[Note LIE]
- Moreover, 19 teams eliminated from the 2022–23 UEFA Champions League and 25 teams eliminated from the 2022–23 UEFA Europa League are transferred to the Europa Conference League.
For the 2022–23 UEFA Europa Conference League, the associations are allocated places according to their 2021 UEFA country coefficients, which takes into account their performance in European competitions from 2016–17 to 2020–21.
Apart from the allocation based on the country coefficients, associations may have additional teams participating in the Europa Conference League, as noted below:
- (UCL) – Additional teams transferred to/from the UEFA Champions League
- (UEL) – Additional teams transferred from the UEFA Europa League
The following is the access list for this season. In the default access list, the title holders of the Europa Conference League qualify for the Europa League group stage.
Due to the suspension of Russia for the 2022–23 European season, the following changes to the access list have been made:
- The cup winners of association 16 (Serbia) enter the Europa League instead of the second qualifying round.
- The cup winners of associations 17 to 19 (Czech Republic, Croatia and Switzerland) enter the third qualifying round instead of the second qualifying round.
- The cup winners of associations 30 to 39 (Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of Ireland, North Macedonia and Armenia) enter the second qualifying round instead of the first qualifying round.
|Teams entering in this round||Teams advancing from previous round||Teams transferred from Champions League or Europa League|
|First qualifying round
|Second qualifying round
|Third qualifying round
|Preliminary knockout round
The labels in the parentheses show how each team qualified for the place of its starting round:
- CW: Domestic cup winners
- 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, etc.: League position of the previous season
- Abd-: League positions of abandoned season as determined by the national association; all teams are subject to approval by UEFA
- LC: League cup winners
- RW: Regular season winners
- PW: End-of-season Europa Conference League play-offs winners
- UCL: Transferred from the Champions League
- Q1: Losers from the first qualifying round
- PR: Losers from the preliminary round (F: final; SF: semi-finals)
- UEL: Transferred from the Europa League
- GS: Third-placed teams from the group stage
- PO: Losers from the play-off round
- CH/MP Q3: Losers from the third qualifying round (Champions/Main Path)
The second qualifying round, third qualifying round and play-off round are divided into Champions Path (CH) and Main Path (MP).
CC: 2022 UEFA club coefficients.
- ^ Champions League (UCL Q1): Two of the Champions League first qualifying round losers will be drawn to receive byes to the third qualifying round (Champions Path), as two fewer losers were transferred to the second qualifying round (Champions Path), due to Champions League group stage berths vacated following the UCL Title Holders qualifying via league position and the suspension of Russia from the 2022–23 European season.
- ^ Albania (ALB): Laçi have qualified for the 2022–23 UEFA Europa Conference League due to their final position in the 2021–22 Kategoria Superiore. They will enter the second qualifying round if they win the 2021–22 Albanian Cup. Otherwise, they will enter the first qualifying round.
- ^ Armenia (ARM): Noravank would have qualified for the Europa Conference League second qualifying round as the winners of the 2021–22 Armenian Cup, but failed to obtain a UEFA license. As a result, the berth reserved for the second qualifying round was given to the second-placed team of the 2021–22 Armenian Premier League, Ararat-Armenia, who originally entered the first qualifying round, and the berth reserved for the first qualifying round was given to the fourth-placed team, Ararat Yerevan.
- ^ Liechtenstein (LIE): The seven teams affiliated with the Liechtenstein Football Association (LFV) all play in the Swiss football league system. The only competition organised by the LFV is the Liechtenstein Football Cup – the winners of which qualify for the UEFA Europa Conference League.
- ^ Russia (RUS): On 28 February 2022, Russian football clubs and national teams were suspended from FIFA and UEFA competitions due to the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine. On 2 May 2022, UEFA confirmed that Russian clubs would be excluded from the 2022–23 UEFA competitions.
- ^ Ukraine (UKR): The 2021–22 Ukrainian Premier League was abandoned due to the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine. The fourth and fifth-placed teams of the league at the time of the abandonment (Zorya Luhansk and Vorskla Poltava) were selected to play in the 2022–23 UEFA Europa Conference League by the Football Federation of Ukraine.
The schedule of the competition is as follows. Matches are scheduled for Thursdays apart from the final, which takes place on a Wednesday, though exceptionally can take place on Tuesdays or Wednesdays due to scheduling conflicts (especially featuring teams from associations where there are few approved stadiums, such as Gibraltar and Wales). Scheduled kick-off times starting from the group stage are 18:45 and 21:00 CEST/CET, though exceptionally can take place at 16:30 due to geographical reasons.
All draws start at 13:00 or 14:00 CEST/CET and are held at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.
|Phase||Round||Draw date||First leg||Second leg|
|Qualifying||First qualifying round||14 June 2022||7 July 2022||14 July 2022|
|Second qualifying round||15 June 2022||21 July 2022||28 July 2022|
|Third qualifying round||18 July 2022||4 August 2022||11 August 2022|
|Play-offs||2 August 2022||18 August 2022||25 August 2022|
|Group stage||Matchday 1||26 August 2022||8 September 2022|
|Matchday 2||15 September 2022|
|Matchday 3||6 October 2022|
|Matchday 4||13 October 2022|
|Matchday 5||27 October 2022|
|Matchday 6||3 November 2022|
|Knockout phase||Knockout round play-offs||7 November 2022||16 February 2023||23 February 2023|
|Round of 16||TBD 2023||9 March 2023||16 March 2023|
|Quarter-finals||TBD 2023||13 April 2023||20 April 2023|
|Semi-finals||11 May 2023||18 May 2023|
|Final||7 June 2023 at TBD|
First qualifying round
|Team #1||Agg.||Team #2||1st leg||2nd leg|
|Lechia Gdańsk||6–2||Akademija Pandev||4–1||2–1|
|Dinamo Tbilisi||4–4 (5–6 p)||Paide Linnameeskond||2–3||2–1 (a.e.t.)|
|Gżira United||2–1||Atlètic Club d'Escaldes||1–1||1–0 (a.e.t.)|
|Borac Banja Luka||3–3 (3–4 p)||B36 Tórshavn||2–0||1–3 (a.e.t.)|
|Olimpija Ljubljana||3–2||Differdange 03||1–1||2–1 (a.e.t.)|
|UE Santa Coloma||1–5||Breiðablik||0–1||1–4|
|DAC Dunajská Streda||5–1||Cliftonville||2–1||3–0|
|Bala Town||2–2 (3–4 p)||Sligo Rovers||1–2||1–0 (a.e.t.)|
|Fola Esch||1–4||Tre Fiori||0–1||1–3|
|Tre Penne||0–8||Tuzla City||0–2||0–6|
|Saburtalo Tbilisi||1–1 (5–4 p)||Partizani||0–1||1–0 (a.e.t.)|
|HB||2–2 (2–4 p)||Newtown||1–0||1–2 (a.e.t.)|
Second qualifying round
Third qualifying round
- Main article: 2022–23 UEFA Europa Conference League qualifying phase and play-off round#Play-off round
- Main article: 2022–23 UEFA Europa Conference League group stage
The draw for the group stage will be held on 26 August 2022. The 32 teams will be drawn into eight groups of four. For the draw, the teams will be seeded into four pots, each of eight teams, based on their 2022 UEFA club coefficients. Teams from the same association could not be drawn into the same group.
- 10 losers from Europa League play-off round
- 17 winners from the play-off round (Main Path)
- 5 winners from the play-off round (Champions Path)
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