Wolves’ Europe League dates confirmed after Man City’s FA Cup win


Man City 6 – Watford 0

Manchester City’s remarkable 2018-19 season came to a close on Saturday at Wembley in the FA Cup final against Watford.

The showpiece was a hugely one-sided affair as Man City won 6-0.

That’s the joint highest record in FA Cup final history.

Raheem Sterling stole the headlines against Watford scoring a hat-trick in the final.

Gabriel Jesus scored a brace, while David Silva opened the scoring for the Sky Blues.

Man City ended the season winning the domestic treble, including the Premier League and Carabao Cup.

It’s worth remembering that City also began the year winning the Community Shield.

Wolves’ Europa League campaign confirmed

Watford’s defeat in the FA Cup was celebrated at Molineux.

Wolves finished the season in seventh spot in the Premier League.

Thanks to Man City’s cup final win, Wolves have now qualified for the 2019-20 Europa League as the spot guaranteed by the FA Cup has rolled back into the league instead.

Of course, 2018-19 was Wolves’ first season back in the top flight after promotion the season before.

Wolves were last in Europe 39 years ago.

So when do Wolves start their 2019-20 season?

The bad news for Wolves is that their summer holidays will now be cut short. The draw for the Europa League qualifiers will be made on June 19.

Wolves enter the competition in the second phase, which is set to be played on July 25 and August 1.


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Could this prove to be a curse for Wolves?

Burnley fans will likely raise an eyebrow.

Twelve months ago Burnley were in Wolves’ position. The Clarets subsequently suffered in the Premier League this season, narrowly avoiding the drop.

Will Wolves backslide in the league due to their Europa League commitments?

Europe League dates

Second qualifying round draw – June 19

Third qualifying round draw – July 22

Second qualifying round – July 25/August 1

Play-off round draw – August 5

Third qualifying round – August 8/August 15

Play-off round – August 22/August 29

Group stage – September 19 – December 12

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