Scottish clubs success in Europe recognised by Uefa ranking

What that effectively means is, whoever wins The SPL season 2008/09 will automatically qualify directly for the group stage of the Champions League for 2009/10 and the runners-up will enter the competition at the second qualifying round and have four games to play in order to reach the group stage of the competition.

SPL chairman Lex Gold said: "We wish Rangers continued success in the Uefa Cup.

"Our clubs' performances in European competition this season have been superb and continue to raise the standing of our game across Europe."

For the Uefa Cup of the same year it effectively means the winners of the Scottish Cup will go directly into the fourth qualifying round of the tournament and third place in The SPL will enter the competition one round earlier in the third qualifying round.

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