Thirty six association are taking part in the UEFA Regions’ Cup – Europe’s top competition for amateur representative teams as the 2022/23 preliminary and intermediate round draws were made on Wednesday.
Malta was drawn in Group 8 of the Intermediate Round along with Croatia, Ukraine and Serbia. All intermediate round matches must be played between 15 August and 9 December 2022.
The competition returns following the cancellation of the 2020/21 edition due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the past four editions of the UEFA Regions Cup, Malta was represented by Gozo while previously it was represented by a Malta Amateur national team.
Preliminary round draw
The five teams will take part in a two-round one-venue event hosted by one of the contenders, The teams in Group 1 will meet each other once; the teams in Group 2 will play twice. The winners of the two groups will compete in a final for the intermediate round place on offer.
Group1: Georgia, Kazakhstan, Estonia
Group 2: Belarus, Azerbaijan
All associations represented by regional amateur teams to be determined.
Intermediate round draw
The winners of each group qualify for the finals held, in principle, in the last two weeks of June 2023, with hosts to be decided when the qualifiers are known.
Group 1: Russia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Israel, Scotland
Group 2: Poland, Slovakia, Latvia, Moldova
Group 3: Turkey, Portugal, Finland, Preliminary round winners
Group 4: Czech Republic, Northern Ireland, Wales, Sweden
Group 5: Germany, Italy, England, North Macedonia
Group 6: Republic of Ireland, Bulgaria, Romania, San Marino*
Group 7: Spain, Hungary, Switzerland, Slovenia
Group 8: Croatia, Ukraine, Serbia, Malta*
All associations will be represented by regional selections to be determined except for Malta and San Marino.