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Europe League

The Europa League, in the English Europe League, is a tournament in football for European men's club teams, organized since 2009 by the European football association UEFA.

The European League replaced the former UEFA Cup, which was organized from 1971 and followed the 1956 Messebic Cup. In 1999, the European Cup Winner Cup, which was organized from 1961, joined the UEFA Cup.

As of March 2019, there are no and no plans for a similar league for women.

The league's progress

2011 EuropeQualifying for the Europa League takes place in the national leagues and in national cup tournaments; The participants are the countries' cup champions and a number of teams from the leagues, usually the second best teams that do not participate in the Champions League qualification (teams eliminated in the third qualifying round of the Champions League will be placed in the UEFA Cup). The European Football Association UEFA allocates places to different countries according to an ingenious seeding system, and the largest countries can have five teams in the UEFA Cup. You can also qualify for the UEFA Cup through other national tournaments (such as the League Cup in England) or through the Intertoto Cup, which is a European summer club club tournament to keep activity in the tipping companies when the football season in Europe usually breaks.

Until 2004, the UEFA Cup was played as a pure cup tournament, but then the tournament also has some form of group play. In the period 2004–09, after qualifying, 40 teams participated in a group game tournament with eight groups with five teams in each. Three teams in each group advanced to the 16-place finals; a total of 24 layers. The last eight teams in the semi-finals were the group coaches from the Champions League groups.

From 2009-2010, a total of 38 teams qualify for the group play. Along with ten teams losing the last qualifying round to the Champions League, there will be a total of 48 teams that meet in 12 groups of four teams. The top two teams from each group (24 teams) move on, and together with the eight third teams from the group play in the Champions League, regular cup games are played until the final.


The UEFA Cup has its precursor in the Messebycupen, which was established in 1955. In the first years, only teams from "trade fairs" (ie cities that organized (trade) fairs) could participate, but this was quickly changed, and the name was also changed to the UEFA Cup in 1971. In 1999 the European Cup Winners Cup (founded 1961) was closed down, and the national cup champions then participated in the UEFA Cup. From the 2009-2010 season is the official name of the UEFA Europa League or the Europa League.

Norwegian participation

Norwegian teams have participated in the UEFA Cup since its inception, but they have often been knocked out in the preliminary rounds, and in recent years Norwegian teams have had difficulty qualifying for the main tournament. Brann and Rosenborg reached the semi-finals in 2007-2008.

Finals and winners

Until 1997, the cup was decided by the overall result in home and away matches. From 1998 a final match has been arranged.

Year Finalelag Result
1971 Leeds - Juventus 1–1, 2–2 (Leeds won on away goal)
1972 Tottenham - Wolverhampton 2–1, 1–1
1973 Liverpool - Borussia Mönchengladbach 3–0, 0–2
1974 Feyenoord - Tottenham 2–0, 2–2
1975 Borussia Mönchengladbach - Twente 5–1, 0–0
1976 Liverpool - Bruges 3–2, 1–1
1977 Juventus - Athletic Bilbao 1–0, 1–2 (Juventus won on away goal)
1978 PSV Eindhoven – Bastia 3–0, 0–0
1979 Borussia Mönchengladbach – Red Star Belgrade 1–0, 1–1
1980 Eintracht Frankfurt - Borussia Mönchengladbach 1–0, 2–3 (Eintracht won on away goal)
1981 Ipswich –AZ Alkmaar 3–0, 2–4
1982 IFK Göteborg - Hamburger SV 1–0, 3–0
1983 Anderlecht –Benfica 1–0, 1–1
1984 Tottenham Anderlecht 1-1, 1-1 (Tottenham won 4-3 on penalty)
1985 Real Madrid - Videoton 3–0, 0–1
1986 Real Madrid - Cologne 5–1, 0–2
1987 IFK Göteborg - Dundee United 1–0, 1–1
1988 Bayer Leverkusen –Español 3–0, 0–3 (Bayer Leverkusen won 3–2 at penalty)
1989 Naples - Stuttgart 2–1, 3–3
1990 Juventus - Fiorentina 3–1, 0–0
1991 Inter –Roma 2–0, 0–1
1992 Ajax - Torino 0-0, 2-2 (Ajax won at away)
1993 Juventus - Borussia Dortmund 3–0, 3–1
1994 Inter-Salzburg 1–0, 1–0
1995 Parma-Juventus 1–0, 1–1
1996 Bayern Munich - Bordeaux 2–0, 3–1
1997 Schalke 04 –Inter 1–0, 0–1 (Schalke won 4–1 at penalty)
1998 Inter- Lazio 4-0
1999 Parma-Marseille 2-0
2000 Galatasaray - Arsenal 0-0 (Galatasaray won 5-4 on penalties)
2001 Liverpool - Deportivo Alavés 5–4 (Match decided on "Golden Goal")
2002 Feyenoord - Borussia Dortmund 2.3
2003 Porto - Celtic 3–2 (after extra rounds)
2004 Valencia - Marseille 2-0
2005 CSKA Moscow –Sporting Lisbon 3.1
2006 Seville - Middlesbrough 4-0
2007 Sevilla-Espanyol 2–2 (Sevilla won 3–1 on penalty)
2008 Zenit St. Petersburg - Glasgow Rangers 2-0
2009 Shakhtar Donetsk - Werder Bremen 2–1 (after extra rounds)
2010 Atlético Madrid - Fulham 2–1 (after extra rounds)
2011 Porto-Braga 1-0
2012 Atlético Madrid - Athletic Bilbao 3-0
2013 Chelsea - Benfica 2.1
2014 Seville - Benfica 0-0 (Sevilla won 4-2 on penalty)
2015 Seville – Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 2.3
2016 Seville-Liverpool 3.1
2017 Ajax - Manchester United 0-2
2018 Marseille-Atlético Madrid 0-3

Countries of Europe

The countries of Europe are nations that make up the European continent, which is divided into regions according to geographical and economic aspects. As you can see on Countryaah, there are 50 countries in Europe.

European countries correspond to the states located on the European continent. These countries are limited by the Arctic Glacial Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. Together they form the second smallest continent in the world, covering an area of ​​approximately 10,180,000 km2 and the fourth most populous with about 741,447,158 inhabitants. European countries have exercised and exercise great political, economic and cultural influence worldwide. There are nations whose economies are among the largest in the world.

European countries are also widely visited by tourists from all over the world. European culture arouses the interest of thousands of travelers from different parts of the planet. Architecture, cuisine, art are strong tourist attractions and among the most visited countries are Italy, Holland, France and Spain.

List of countries in Europe and their capitals

Countries Capital
Albania Tirana
Germany Berlin
Andorra Andorra la Vella
Austria Vienna
Azerbaijan Baku
Belgium Brussels
Belarus Minsk
Bosnia and Herzegovina Saravejo
Bulgaria Sofia
Cyprus Nicosia
Croatia Zagreb
Denmark Copenhagen
Slovakia Bratislava
Spain Madrid
Estonia Tallinn
Finland Helsinki
France Paris
Greece Athens
Hungary Budapest
Ireland Dublin
Iceland Reykjavik
Italy Pomegranate
Latvia Riga
Liechtenstein Vaduz
Lithuania Vilnius
Luxembourg Luxembourg
Malta Valletta
Moldavia Chisinau
Monaco Monaco
Montenegro Podgorica
Norway Oslo
Netherlands Asmterdam
Poland Warsaw
Portugal Lisbon
Czechia Prague
North Macedonia Skopje
United Kingdom (Sovereign State corresponding to the political union of 4 countries):1) England

2) Northern Ireland

3) Scotland

4) Wales

1) London2) Belfast

3) Edinburgh

4) Cardiff

Romania Bucharest
Russia (territory belonging to Europe and Asia) Moscow
San Marino San Marino
Serbia Belgrade
Sweden Stockholm
Turkey (territory belonging to Europe and Asia) Ankara
Ukraine Kiev
Vatican Vatican CITY

How many countries do you have in Europe?

Altogether, there are 50 European countries, remembering that the United Kingdom consists of four countries. All but the Vatican are part of the United Nations.

Countries in Europe
  1. Aland
  2. Albania
  3. Andorra
  4. Austria
  5. Belarus
  6. Belgium
  7. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  8. Bulgaria
  9. Croatia
  10. Czech Republic
  11. Denmark
  12. Estonia
  13. Faroe Islands
  14. Finland
  15. France
  16. Germany
  17. Greece
  18. Hungary
  19. Iceland
  20. Ireland
  21. Italy
  22. Kosovo
  23. Latvia
  24. Liechtenstein
  25. Lithuania
  26. Luxembourg
  27. Malta
  28. Moldova
  29. Monaco
  30. Montenegro
  31. Netherlands
  32. Northern Macedonia
  33. Norway
  34. Poland
  35. Portugal
  36. Romania
  37. Russia
  38. San Marino
  39. Serbia
  40. Slovakia
  41. Slovenia
  42. Spain
  43. Sweden
  44. Switzerland
  45. Ukraine
  46. United Kingdom
  47. Vatican City

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