Premier League, EFL, Scottish football: Ups, downs & European qualification

Phil Foden and Rodrigo with the EFL Cup
Manchester City picked up the first major silverware of the English season - and have since overturned their European ban

BBC Sport outlines promotion and relegation - and the race for European qualification - in England and Scotland for 2019-20.

The coronavirus pandemic forced some leagues to be suspended for a spell, and others to be officially curtailed prematurely.

Recent confirmed promotions, relegations, titles & qualifications

13 July: Manchester City clinch Champions League place after overturning European ban
11 July: Norwich relegated to Championship
29 June: Northampton promoted to League One as play-off winners
25 June: Liverpool win Premier League title
17 June: Barrow (champions) promoted to League Two after National League clubs vote to end season

Premier League

The season was suspended with teams having played 28 or 29 of their 38 games, and resumed on 17 June.

Liverpool won the title with seven games remaining, after Manchester City were beaten at Chelsea on 25 June.

They will be joined in next season's Champions League group stage by Manchester City - who successfully overturned a two-year ban from European club competitions for breaching Uefa's club licensing and financial fair play regulations on 13 July, and are guaranteed to finish second - and two other sides.

If Chelsea win the Champions League and finish outside the top four, they will qualify for next season's Champions League. However, if Manchester City or Chelsea win the Champions League and finish in the top four, there is no extra place for English clubs.

If Manchester United or Wolves win the Europa League and finish outside the top four, they will qualify for next season's Champions League. However, no country may have more than five teams in the Champions League - so if English clubs win both competitions but both finish outside the top four, the fourth-placed side will enter the Europa League instead.

England has three Europa League places. One will go to the FA Cup winners (unless they have already qualified for Europe by their league position), the other two will go to the highest-placed Premier League sides who have not qualified for the Champions League. Two teams will enter at the group stage, and one in the second qualifying round.

Manchester City's victory in the Carabao Cup final means the Europa place reserved for EFL Cup winners reverts to the league.

All European qualification places are subject to confirmation by Uefa.

Norwich City were relegated after a 4-0 defeat by West Ham on 11 July. Two other teams will join them in the Championship next season.

Championship

The season was suspended after 37 of the scheduled 46 games and will restart on 20 June.

The top two teams will be promoted to the Premier League, with the next four entering the play-offs. The semi-final first legs will be held on 26 and 27 July, the return legs on 29 and 30 July, and the final on 4 August.

Promotion is between Leeds, West Brom, Brentford and Fulham, who are all certain of at least a play-off place. Leeds could clinch promotion when they play on Thursday, if other midweek results go their way.

The bottom three teams will be relegated to League One. The situation is complicated by Wigan's decision to enter administration on 1 July.

If the Latics finish above the relegation zone, they will be deducted 12 points (which may well send them down). Should they finish in the bottom three, they will be deducted 12 points in League One next term.

League One

The season was suspended with teams having played 34 or 35 of their 44 games, and ended on 9 June with places decided on a points-per-game basis.

Champions Coventry City and runners-up Rotherham United will be promoted to the Championship.

In the play-offs for the final promotion place, Wycombe Wanderers will face Oxford United in the final on 13 July.

Because of Bury's expulsion reducing League One to 23 teams, only the bottom three teams are relegated to League Two - Tranmere Rovers, Southend United and Bolton Wanderers.

League Two

The season was suspended with teams having played 36 or 37 of their 46 games, and ended on 9 June with places decided on a points-per-game basis.

Champions Swindon Town will be promoted to League One, alongside Crewe Alexandra, Plymouth Argyle and play-off winners Northampton Town, who beat Exeter 4-0 in the final at Wembley on 29 June.

Because of former League One side Bury's expulsion, only the bottom side was due to be relegated to the National League - this is set to be Stevenage after a complication involving a points deduction for 23rd-placed Macclesfield Town was resolved.

However, Stevenage say they are taking legal advice to explore other options, while they could still be reprieved if the National League is unable to satisfy the EFL board that its 2020-21 season will be able to go ahead.

National League

The season was suspended with teams having played between 35 and 39 of their 46 games, and clubs voted to end the season immediately on 22 April, before choosing to decide places on a points-per-game basis on 17 June.

Barrow were declared champions and will be promoted to League Two.

Four teams are normally relegated, but Bury's expulsion from the EFL means only three will go down - Chorley, AFC Fylde and Ebbsfleet United.

North champions King's Lynn Town and South champions Wealdstone will be promoted to the National League.

The National League play-offs will take place over the final two weekends in July, with finals on 1 and 2 August. Full details here.

Scottish Premiership

Neil Lennon
Celtic were named as champions for the ninth season in a row

The Premiership season was ended on 18 May by the Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL), with teams having played 29 or 30 of their 38 scheduled matches, because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Celtic were confirmed as champions and will enter the Champions League at the first qualifying round.

With the Scottish Cup unable to be completed by Uefa's deadline, all three Europa League places are awarded by league position.

Runners-up Rangers will enter the Europa League in the second qualifying round, with third-placed Motherwell and fourth-placed Aberdeen in the first qualifying round.

Bottom club Hearts will be relegated to the Scottish Championship.

Scottish Championship

When the SPFL formally ended the 2019-20 season for the three lower divisions on 15 April, Dundee United were declared champions and promoted to the Scottish Premiership.

Bottom club Partick Thistle will be relegated to Scottish League One.

Scottish League One

When the SPFL formally ended the 2019-20 season for the three lower divisions on 15 April, Raith Rovers were declared champions and promoted to the Scottish Championship.

Bottom club Stranraer will be relegated to Scottish League Two.

Scottish League Two

When the SPFL formally ended the 2019-20 season for the three lower divisions on 15 April, Cove Rangers were declared champions and promoted to Scottish League One.

Brechin City finished bottom of the league, but were spared a play-off against the Highland League or Lowland League champions, while talks over possible restructuring of the leagues broke down.