UEFA have published their interim rankings of member associations, which shows Spain maintain their lead with England replacing Italy in second spot.

Although the table├┐could still├┐change before the end of the campaign, England have currently replaced Italy in second place while Germany remain in fourth. Should the standings remain unchanged then Spain, England and Italy will each be awarded four places in next season’s Champions League.

Performances by clubs in the Champions League, UEFA Cup and UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup are used to form the annual UEFA Coefficient Rankings table, with the ‘oldest’ season dropped each time.

At the end of 2002-03, the final version of the table will be used to establish the number of clubs from eachh country permitted to enter the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Cup in 2003-04, as well as the seedings for those competitions.

+/- 1998-99 1999-2000 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 TOTAL

2 ENGLAND +1 7.437 14.500 14.166 11.571 8.222 55.896
4 GERMANY = 6.357 11.071 11.062 13.500 7.857 49.847
6 GREECE = 6.200 5.416 6.750 11.250 6.166 35.782
8 PORTUGAL +1 3.500 5.833 6.125 9.375 5.750 30.583
10 BELGIUM +4 5.500 3.250 7.000 5.875 6.375 28.000

11 SCOTLAND +1 5.625 5.125 5.625 6.625 4.625 27.625
13 SWITZERLLAND +3 5.750 4.125 4.375 6.125 4.625 25.000
15 ISRAEL +3 5.000 3.000 1.833 8.333 5.833 23.999
17 POLAND +3 4.000 3.250 3.625 4.125 6.375 21.375
19 YUGOSLAVIA +4 4.166 3.166 4.500 3.166 4.833 19.831

21 BULGARIA +4 2.833 3.833 3.000 4.833 4.166 18.665
23 SWEDEN -1 2.375 4.333 4.800 3.8332.250 17.591
25 SLOVAKIA -1 3.333 2.500 3.666 3.500 0.666 13.665
27 HUNGARY = 2.333 3.125 2.666 1.500 3.166 12.790
29 SLOVENIA -1 2.333 3.000 1.833 1.500 0.666 9.332

31 LATVIA = 1.500 2.500 0.833 0.666 1.166 6.665
33 GEORGIA -1 1.000 1.500 0.500 1.333 1.333 5.666
35 LITHUANIA +1 0.666 1.333 0.833 0.333 0.833 3.998
37 MACEDONIA +1 0.333 0.666 0.666 0.666 1.166 3.497
39 IRELAND -2 0.500 0.333 1.666 0.666 0.166 3.331

41 ARMENIA +2 0.000 0.333 0.666 0.000 1.166 2.165
43 LIETCHENSTEIN +5 0.000 0.000 0.500 0.500 1,.000 2.000
45 ESTONIA -4 0.333 0.000 0.666 0.500 0.166 1.665
47 LUXENBOURG +2 0.000 0.166 0.333 0.333 0.500 1.332
49 FAROE ISL. -2 0.333 0.166 0.000 0.500 0.166 1.165

51 ANDORRA -1 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000