Friday, 27 May 2011

Champions League and Europa League qualifying

With the Champions League final taking place tomorrow night, next season's competition is on the minds of many of Europe's smaller teams involved in the qualifying draw on Monday 20th June. Flora enter at this stage with the two legged matches being played in mid-July. Flora could face some tough opposition including Partizan Belgrade, Wisla Krakow, Dinamo Zagreb and Rosenborg. Though they'll probably be hoping for one of the winners of the first qualifying round, a round that involves the champions of Malta, Andorra, San Marino and Luxembourg. 

The Europa League draw is made on the same day. Nomme Kalju and Trans are in the draw for the first qualifying round - two legged matches to be played on 30th June and 7th July. They could face such European powerhouses as Qarabag of Azerbaijan, Irtysh Pavlodar of Kazakhstan or NSI Runavik of the Faroe Islands. Or Fulham, who make the draw as a result of the Fair Play league. Levadia enter at the second qualifying round. 

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