The battle between Italy and Germany for third has been discussed already, but I noticed that there's also a close battle for sixth, seventh, and eighth. Sixth gets two clubs in the Champions League Group Stage and one in the qualifying rounds, while seventh and eighth get one club in the Champions League Group Stage and one in the qualifying rounds. The fourth and fifth place clubs in the sixth best league start the Europa League qualifying rounds one round later than the clubs that finish in the same position in the seventh and eighth best leagues. Including bonus points for reaching the 2010-2011 Group Stage for the 22 clubs that don't have to go through the qualifying rounds, http://www.xs4all.nl/~kassiesa/bert/uefa/data/method4/crank2011.html says the country coefficients for 2006-2007 through 2010-2011 so far are: 6. Russia: 35.124 7. Ukraine: 34.466 8. Portugal: 33.596 Should the sixth place country change in 2010-2011, it would affect access to the 2012-2013 competitions.