The draw for the first qualifying round of the 2022/23 Europa Conference League will be made in Switzerland tomorrow – but that’s only one component of the processes scheduled over the next couple of days.
Cliftonville will, in essence, be involved in three draws at UEFA Headquarters this week, the first of which is expected to take place today and will see the Reds’ 29 potential opponents reduced to just five.
That initial procedure will be conducted on both a geographic and coefficient basis and will see all 60 teams involved in the first qualifying round assigned to groups that will direct Head of Club Competitions Tobias Hedtstuck’s conduction of tomorrow afternoon’s main draw, which is scheduled to commence at 12pm.
On Wednesday, meanwhile, UEFA will perform the draw for the second qualifying round, meaning that the Reds and our first phase opponents will know the identity of the team that awaits the winner of the tie.
Cliftonville Chairman Paul McKeown and Chief Operating Officer David Begley will be in attendance at the House of European Football tomorrow and fans are advised that cliftonvillefc.net will provide instantaneous news of the draw, including a detailed guide to our opponents, while our increasingly popular Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Text Alert Services will ensure you’re kept fully up-to-speed no matter where you are.
First leg ties are currently pencilled in for July 7 with the return games taking place on July 14 and, while all arrangements remain subject to change owing to television, security and UEFA’s single-fixture-per-city obligations, supporters are urged against making any travel arrangements whatsoever until both matches have been officially confirmed by the Club.
Europa Conference League draw schedule
First qualifying round groupings
To be conducted prior to main draw
First qualifying round draw
Tuesday, June 14 (12pm)
Second qualifying round draw
Wednesday, June 15 (12pm)