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Wolves back in Europe after Man City cup victory

20 May 2019
Nuno Espirito Santo, Wolves

PL champions' FA Cup win means Nuno Espirito Santo's side to play in Europa League next season

Manchester City's victory over Watford in the FA Cup final means Wolverhampton Wanderers will take part in the UEFA Europa League next season.

Wolves, who finished seventh in the Premier League, will enter the tournament in the second qualifying round stage.

They will play the first leg on 25 July and learn the identity of their opponents when the draw is made on 19 June, six days after the Premier League fixtures are released.

City's win also means that Manchester United, who finished sixth in the PL, will enter the 2018/19 Europa League at the group stage.

Champions League chance

The only remaining unresolved European questions will be answered by what happens in the Europa League final between Arsenal and Chelsea on 29 May.

If they beat Maurizio Sarri's men in Baku, Arsenal will qualify for the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League group stage*, along with Man City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur.

If the Blues win the Europa League then Unai Emery’s side will have to make do with a third successive Europa League campaign, beginning at the group stage**.

Qualified clubs for UEFA competition in 2019/20
Champions League Europa League
Man City GS Man Utd GS
Liverpool GS Arsenal** GS
Chelsea GS Wolves 2QS
Spurs GS    
Arsenal* GS    

The draw for the Champions League group stage takes place on 29 August.

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