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Premiership

EUROPEAN DRAWS UPDATE

10 Aug 2020
football
Northern Ireland's three European representatives were included in today's draws in both the UEFA Champions League and Europa League.

Coleraine and Glentoran now know what sides they will face should they progress in the UEFA Europa League.
 
Both sides must first win their Preliminary Round ties later this month before taking up their place in the First Qualifying Round.
 
Should the Glens progress they travel to Scotland to take on Motherwell while the Bannsiders could be on their way to Slovenia to go head-to-head with NK Maribor.
 
In yesterday's Preliminary Round draw Glentoran were paired with HB Torshavn from the Faroe Islands while Coleraine were drawn against San Marino side La Fiorita. Both Danske Bank Premiership sides received home advantage in the single one-off game.
 
Europa League
Preliminary Round (ties to be played August 20th)
Coleraine v. La Fiorita (San Marino)
Glentoran v. HB Torshavn (Faroe Islands)
 
First Qualifying Round (date tbc)
Motherwell (Scotland) v. Glentoran or HB Torshavn
NK Maribor (Slovenia) v. Coleraine or La Fiorita
 
Meanwhile, if Linfield continue to progress in the Champions League they will have a home tie in the Second Qualifying Round of that competition against either Armenian outfit Ararat-Armenia or Omonia Nicosia from Cyrpus. That tie will be played on August 25th or 26th.
 
But first the Blues play their Preliminary Round final tomorrow afternoon against Kosovan champions Drita with Legia Warsaw awaiting the winners in the First Qualifying Round (18th August). If David Healy's side lose on Tuesday they will transfer into the Europa League at the Second Qualifying Round.
 
Champions League
Preliminary Round (final)
Drita (Kosovo) v. Linfield
note: the losing side goes into the Europa League at the Second Qualifying Round stage
 
First Qualifying Round (tie to be played 18th August)
Legia Warsaw (Poland) v. Drita or Linfield
 
Second Qualifying Round (tie to be played 25th or 26th August)
Legia Warsaw/Drita/Linfield v. Ararat-Armena or Omonia Nicosia (Cyprus)