CRUES HANDED EUROPA LEAGUE TRIP TO THE FAROES

Crusaders are off to the Faroe Islands following this afternoon's UEFA Europa League First Qualifying Round draw in Nyon.

Stephen Baxter's side have been drawn against B36 Thorshavn, the third time the Faroese side will have journeyed to Belfast following two encounters in three seasons with Linfield earlier this decade.

The ties are due to be played on July 11th/18th with the first leg at Seaview, although details have yet to be confirmed by UEFA.

Elsewhere, should Ballymena United get past NSi Runavik, also from the Faroes, in the Preliminary Round they will face Swedish giants Malmo FF while Cliftonville, if they defeat Barry Town United, will tackle Norwegian club FK Haugesund.