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France increased its lead over Russia in the UEFA coefficients table

Forward of football club “Monaco” Kilian Mbappe

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MOSCOW, April 21. /TASS/. The separation of the French from Russia in the table of coefficients of the Union of European football associations (UEFA) at the end of another week of increased.

Monaco, leading in the championship of France of season 2016/17, on Wednesday in the second leg of the 1/8 finals of the Champions League at home with the score 3:1 defeated the German Borussia reached semi-finals of the tournament (the first meeting ended with the score 3:2 in favor of Monegasques). Lyon in the second leg of the 1/4 finals of the Europa League, which was held on Thursday in Istanbul, in the main time lost to Turkish “Besiktas” (1:2) and, thus, points France is not earned, but passed on because of the shootout proved to be more successful (7:6). Now the total ratio in France over the last five European seasons is 56,332 points . The assets of Russia, whose clubs in the European competitions of the season-2016/17 are unable to break through the 1/8 finals, – 50,532 points.

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Russia is in sixth place

According to the results of the current season will determine how representation in the European competition will be the countries in the season 2018/19. France in the UEFA coefficients table is in fifth place and Russia in sixth. The data positions in the ranking have the same privileges to countries that are on them, they are given the right to declare three of the club to the Champions League and the Europa League. But the country, which is in seventh place (now Portugal, with 49,332 points) in the Champions League, you can delegate two teams, and the Europa League – three.

Russia in season 2016/17 sixth place will not lose, since the Portuguese clubs European campaign has already stopped. But ahead of the fight for a place in European competition in season 2019/20, which means that the number of points in the remaining matches of the current draws of the Champions League and Europa League will score the clubs representing the League in Russia is important given its intention to gain a foothold in the top six.

After the end of season 2016/17 will be cancelled the points scored by the teams in European competition in the 2012/13 season. Therefore, before the start of the season-2017/18 Russia in the UEFA coefficients table is 40,782 points, and Portugal – 37,582. If Monaco and Lyon will fail the semi-finals, losing all the matches in the asset of France on the eve of the next season will be 44,582 points.

As for the season in 2017/18 and there Russia will be represented by five clubs – two in the Champions League and three in the Europa League, as the season 2015/16 Russia in the UEFA coefficients table finished in seventh place.

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Spain – confident leader

The lead in UEFA rankings Spain (103,856 points), in second place is Germany (79,498), the third – England (74,676), the fourth – Italy (72,498). To overtake them in the near future, nor France, nor Russia, nor, moreover, Portugal is not possible.

The draw for the semi-finals of the Champions League and Europa League will take place on Friday in Nyon, Switzerland. The first semifinal match of League of Champions will be held may 2-3, and the return may 9-10. The first semifinal of the Europa League will be held on 4 may, and the return on may 11.

How to calculate the coefficients

For the victory in the match of the qualifying rounds of the European Cup is given one point for a draw of 0.5. For the victory in the game of the main round – two points for a draw one. The output of the command in the group stage of the Champions League country are worth four points, for a place in the 1/8 final five. For the exit of the club in the 1/4 finals, 1/2 finals, finals of the Champions League or Europa League is charged one point.

Are only the games played – that is, the technical defeat will not count. The meeting ended with a series of penalties, the calculation of the coefficient considered in accordance with the result recorded in the main and extra time.

Seasonal coefficient of countries in the table UEFA is determined by adding the points scored by its clubs in the Champions League and Europa League, and dividing this sum by the number of teams that participated in these tournaments. The total rating is the sum of its coefficients over the last five seasons.

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