The 2016/17 tournament started yesterday in Cardiff and in eight other locations and will finish in Cardiff on the 1st of June 2017 at Cardiff City Stadium with a 33 280 capacity.
The nine group winners in the qualifying rounds will join the 23 teams that received a bye to the last 32 round.
The UEFA administration seeds clubs for the qualifying round, round of 32 and
round of 16, in accordance with the club coefficient rankings established at the
beginning of the season (see Annex D) and with the principles set by the UEFA
Women’s Football Committee.
The titleholder is always the top seed. If, for any
unforeseen reason, any of the participants in a round are not known at the time of
the draw, the coefficient of the club with the higher coefficient of the two clubs
involved in an undecided tie will be used for the purposes of the draw.
For the round of 32 and the round of 16, draws between the same number of
seeded and unseeded clubs determine the pairings.
The round of 32 pairings are determined by means of a draw in accordance with
the following principles:
a. Clubs from the same association cannot be drawn against each other
b. The winners and runners-up of the same group cannot be drawn against each
c. The seeded clubs play the return leg at home
The 16 winners of the round of 32 contest the round of 16, for which the pairings
are determined by means of a draw. Clubs from the same association cannot be
drawn against each other.
Seeded clubs in round of 32
OL, Wolfsburg, Rosengard, PSG, Hjorring, Brondby, Barcelona, Rossiyanka, Glasgow City, Bayern Munchen, Zvevda – 2005, Brescia, Verona, Slavia Praha
The last seeding place number 16 will be either Chelsea with a 24.830 coefficient or FC Zurich with a 34.240 coefficient.
Should FC Zurich win their qualifying Group, Chelsea will be unseeded, otherwise Chelsea will be seeded and the winner from Group 5 will be unseeded
Non Seeded club in round of 32
Eskiltuna, LSK, St Polten, Manchester City, Athletic Club, Sturm Graz, Hibernian Ladies plus all the qualifying Group winners
The top 8 teams will also be seeded in the round of 16,w hich means if there is no upset : OL, Wolfsburg, Rosengard, PSG, Hjorring, Brondby, Barcelona, Rossiyanka