Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Arsenal Women to play Rangers and then one of Atletico Madrid or Rosenborg in UWCL qualifying round

Arsenal Women will play Glasgow Rangers Women on 4 September in their first Women’s Champions League qualifying round. In the preliminary rounds, teams are drawn into mini-groups of four, featuring two semi-finals between a seeded and unseeded team.

The Gunners will play Rangers and the other semi-final in their group sees Atletico Madrid take on Rosenborg BK of Norway. The winners of both semi-finals will play one another on September 7 to determine who goes into the second qualifying round. The losers of each semi-final also play one another on September 7 in a third place playoff for coefficient reasons.

The winner of the group goes through to a two legged, home and away playoff against one team later in September to determine who goes into the group stages. One of Arsenal, Atletico Madrid, Rangers or Rosenborg will host all the ties (the semis are both played on September 4 and the final and third place playoff are both played on September 7) and the host will become clear, likely later today. We already know that Boreham Wood are keen to bid to use Meadow Park as the host ground but that will be determined later.

UPDATE: Now confirmed that Meadow Park will host the mini-tournament

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Jason

Is that the club Gio is signing for? Atletico Madrid

MartynJ

No – I’ve seen this a lot on Xitter today – she’s at Madrid CFF, not Atleti.

Pahtotheworld

That was her loan end of last season.

MartynJ

Whoops – yes – I was a bit behind on that!

Bobbert

If Jonas can’t do the job again this year with cl qualification, the club have a decision to make.

MartynJ

And so it begins… again

Bobbert

He underperformed the last two seasons despite loads of investment on players, he had no excuses this time, regardless of what access journalism says about Jonas personally, as winning games is what determines a managers effectiveness in the role.

verstellung

zzzzz

Nacho de Montreal is tasty

I wanted to say exactly this, thanks. Jonas, a man who bites more than he can chew. Needs to prove he can chew some mashed potatoes.

TTIreland

Ok Captain obvious. How about we just let them get to the season and play, i don’t know, maybe a few matches before we start with the portending of doom?

Pahtotheworld

Champions path has weaker teams but more group stage places

TheLimpBar

The blue bits on the shorts are stupid

Kerenskable

Yeah, it makes them look like nappies on the women. The Spain variant is much better

Fun Gunner

I agree, the stripe works on the Spain kit because it’s a light colour on a darker background, so it doesn’t appear to “cut” the shorts. That’s the problem with our kit.

chig

These qualifiers are treacherous every year – Man City a few years and then obviously Arsenal last year failed to get through. Hoping we are ready for knockout games in September.

Chrishgooner52

That the mini tournament is being hosted at “home” is an advantage by virtue of the known quality of the MP pitch. Unlike that heap of a surface at Linkoping last year. Also, a full house of Gooners to add a 12th “person” to the mix will be a boost.

Kerenskable

Totally agree. They played on a bigger version of my footmat last year.

Dick Law's Kid's StepBro

I know the TV money isn’t there yet for the Women’s Champions League, but FIFA needs to do a better job of ensuring top teams qualify. Paris FC deservedly won last years match, but they played in front of empty stadiums when Arsenal would have provided 60,000 plus for each and every match, to say nothing of the global fanbase. I’m not subscribing to Paramount+ from the states if Arsenal aren’t in the tournament! If it were me, I’d be putting my finger on the scales as much as possible for the team filled with international stars and a rabid,… Read more »

Kerenskable

I don’t know about 60,000 for qualifiers, but there would have been considerably more spectators than in Sweden

dontthinkshoot

Wasn’t one of the legs last year *not* televised? Will these matches be shown somewhere?

Kerenskable

They are usually on the official arsenal site?

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