The draw for the first and second rounds of the Champions League and Europa Conference League took place this week. For most football fans, the European Cups start in August, and from late June until the end of July, there are beautiful posters of popular football, far removed from clubs with loud voices and teams without teams. Little Identity.
We check out some “posters” related to Celtic clubs, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales in the two matches in which the draw took place.
Champions League: Linfield v New Saints
In July, in the second qualifying round, Northern Ireland champions Linfield FC, Belfast’s Protestant Working Class Club, Welsh champions The New Saint’s, the least liked club in the country (very few supporters, and the atmosphere worthy of the Ospreys Stadium in rugby) … The first leg against Wales (July 5-6) returns to Belfast (July 13). The winner will then face the winner of the match FK Bodo / Glimt And KI Kluxwick . The loser will contribute to the Europa League Conference qualification.
For their part, Irish Shamrock Rovers will face Hibernians FC, not the Scottish club but the Maltese club, the champions of the Republic of Ireland can reach. The winner will face later Ludogorets Rasgrad Where Sutjeska Nixik .
In the third qualifying round, the Rangers will play either Monaco, Grass, Union St Gillois or the winner of the match. FC Midfield Against Larnaca.
Europa League Conference: Larn and Derry in a match
In the first qualifying round of the Europa Conference League, Larne FC from the northeastern port city of Belfast will face St. Joseph’s Maltese (winner will then challenge Slavia Prague). Derry City FC, who play in the Republic of Ireland League for political and security reasons, will face Riga FC.
As Bala Town hosts the Sligo Rovers, we will witness the clash between Welsh and Irish. The winner will face another Celtic club, Motherwell, based in Scotland.
Another Welsh club, Newtown AFC, will travel to the Faroe Islands to face Torsha. The winner will play against Spartak Tranava In the second round. For their part, Crusaders Club (Belfast) will face Bruno’s Magpis (Gibraltar) – the winner of FC Basel – against rivals FC Slovakia’s Slovak club DAC Dunajdeska from FC Slovakia.
In the second round, Irish FC Sfintul Gerge or N Mura of St. Patrick’s Athletic will receive either.
The winners of the Scottish Cup remain the Hearts of Midlothian who have qualified for the third round of the Europa League (not yet drawn), Dundee United (third round of the Europa League Conference).
If these matches are not of interest to many here, they can drain a certain number of important trips for local fans, who are happy to go “away” by mid-July, sometimes to find the European Cup.
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