UEFA has released its “Fair Play” Respect rankings, in which Azerbaijan placed 32nd.
The rankings are based on the results of the matches of clubs and national teams in UEFA club competitions.
Azerbaijan left behind Georgia, Croatia, Greece, Armenia and Turkey. Taking into account matches up until 31 December 2012, frontrunners Norway, second-placed Sweden and Finland in third are leading the race for the three additional slots in the first qualifying round of the 2013/14 UEFA Europa League.
As defined in the club competition regulations, the three extra places in the UEFA Europa League will go automatically to the three best-placed national associations in the Respect Fair Play standings.
Each of the three associations allocated an additional place in the first qualifying round of the 2013/14 UEFA Europa League will be entitled to enter the club that wins its domestic top-division fair play competition./AzerTAc/