Bannsiders hoping for dream Europen tie

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Bannsiders hoping for dream Europen tie thumbnailColeraine find out who they will face in the first qualifying round of the Europa League on Thursday.

COLERAINE  will find out the identity of their Europa League first round qualifying opponents this week.
The Bannsiders will be in the hat when the draw takes place in Nyon, Switzerland on Thursday afternoon.
Due to a weak UEFA co-efficient, the Irish Cup holders will be unseeded for the draw meaning they can face the likes of Danish giants Copenhagen, Polish outfit Lech Poznan or Scottish opposition in Rangers or Hibernian.
It will mark the second year in a row that Oran Kearney's men will feature in Europe after making a return in last year's competition against Norwegian outfit FK Haugesund. Despite a heavy first-leg loss in Scandinavia, the Bannsiders put in a credible performance at The Showgrounds to earn a goalless draw.
Once again, Coleraine Football Club have arranged a chartered flight for the ties which are scheduled for July 12 and July 19. There is still availability on the flight and supporters are urged to secure their seats as soon as possible.
The draw for the second qualifying round will also be made on Thursday which includes teams such as Besiktas, RB Leipzig and Burnley.


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