Wolves’ Europa 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 goal-scoring margin in FA Cup final history.

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

Gabriel Jesus, David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne were all also on target for the Sky Blues.

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

It’s worth remembering that City also began the year by 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 19th.

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

 

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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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