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UWCL 2017/2018 - Women's Champions League
« on: June 24, 2017, 07:40:21 AM »
This time, it's the road to... Kyiv, Ukraine!

- http://www.uefa.com/womenschampionsleague/news/newsid=2473926.html

The 2016/17 competition ended with an all-French final in Cardiff.

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Qualifying round:  22–28 August 2017
Round of 32:  4/5 & 11/12 October
Round of 16:  8/9 & 15/16 November
Quarter-finals: 21/22 & 28/29 March 2018
Semi-finals: 21/22 & 28/29 April 2018
Final: 24 May 2018, Valeriy Lobanovskiy Dynamo Stadium, Kyiv

The draw for the qualifying groups has been made. Forty teams in 10 groups, and only 11 teams will get through. Swansea and Hibs will face each other in Group 2 in Romania.

Already qualified: 21 teams including Man City, Glasgow City, and England's top team Chelsea. :o
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Re: UWCL 2017/2018 - Women's Champions League
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2017, 04:44:17 AM »
The draw for the qualifying groups has been made. Forty teams in 10 groups, and only 11 teams will get through. Swansea and Hibs will face each other in Group 2 in Romania.

The big kick-off is at 9am on Tuesday 22 Aug.

Hibernian v Swansea, 22 Aug
- uefa.com/womenschampionsleague/season=2018/matches/round=2000907/match=2022869/index.html



Their group rivals Cluj and Kharkiv will play at 4pm in their opening match.

That's in Group 2, all taking place at at Cluj Arena. The other pairs of games are on Fri 25 Aug and Mon 28 Aug.

More about Swansea's preparations:

- https://www.swanseacity.com/news/swans-ladies-prepare-champions-league



Cluj Arena in Cluj-Napoca
(pic: Валерий Дед, cc-by-sa)
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Re: UWCL 2017/2018 - Women's Champions League
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2017, 06:32:23 AM »

Interview with Hibs' Kirsty Smith prior to the CL qualifiers in Romania:

- http://www.hibernianfc.co.uk/news/7799 (Archive page)


And in the interest of balance here's what the home team Cluj are saying, it's very interesting due to dodgy translations.

- https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=ro&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.olimpiacluj.ro%2Farticolemm%2Folimpia-continua-la-cluj-pregatirea-pentru-grupele-champions-league%2F&edit-text=&act=url (Archive page)
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Re: UWCL 2017/2018 - Women's Champions League
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2017, 07:58:17 AM »

Hibernian v Swansea is about to kick off in Romania, Hibs' match preview - http://www.hibernianfc.co.uk/news/7806 (Archive page)

Here are the ten groups of four (11 teams will qualify)  * = hosts

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Group 1: Gintra Universitetas (LTU), Konak Belediyespor (TUR), Partizán Bardejov (SVK), Martve (GEO)*
Group 2: Olimpia Cluj (ROU)*, Hibernian (SCO) , WFC-2 Kharkiv (UKR), Swansea City (WAL)
Group 3: Standard Liège (BEL), Ajax (NED), Pärnu (EST)*, Rīgas Futbola skola (LVA)
Group 4: Medyk Konin (POL), PK-35 Vantaa (FIN), Shelbourne (IRL), Linfield (NIR)*
Group 5: Apollon (CYP)*, Sturm Graz (AUT), NSA Sofia (BUL), Noroc Nimoreni (MDA)
Group 6: Zürich (SUI), Minsk (BLR), Olimpija Ljubljana (SVN)*, Birkirkara (MLT)
Group 7: Stjarnan (ISL), Osijek (CRO)*, KÍ Klaksvík (FRO), SC Istatov (MKD)
Group 8: BIIK-Kazygurt (KAZ), MTK Hungária (HUN)*, Sporting CP (POR), Hajvalia (KOS)
Group 9: ŽFK Spartak (SRB), Avaldsnes (NOR), Kiryat Gat (ISR), Breznica (MNE)*
Group 10: SFK 2000 Sarajevo (BIH)*, PAOK (GRE), KS Vllaznia (ALB), Bettembourg (LUX)

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Re: UWCL 2017/2018 - Women's Champions League
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2017, 08:50:46 PM »

Good win for Hibernian in the opener, but Swansea will have a mountain to climb now. And the home team Cluj beat Kharkiv 1-0.

- http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41011509



In Group 4 in Northern Ireland, Ireland's Shelbourne managed a point against Poland's Medyk Konin, while the hosts Linfield have lost 1-0 to PK-35 Vantaa of Finland:

- https://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0822/899283-shelbourne-secure-creditable-draw-against-polish-outfit/ (Archive page)
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Re: UWCL 2017/2018 - Women's Champions League
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2017, 08:26:55 AM »

Hibs' highlights against Swansea on Tuesday - https://twitter.com/HibsLadies/status/900034522716221441


Good win for Hibernian in the opener, but Swansea will have a mountain to climb now. And the home team Cluj beat Kharkiv 1-0.

- http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41011509

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Re: UWCL 2017/2018 - Women's Champions League
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2017, 06:30:21 AM »