Fulham face Faroe Islands side in Europe

Fulham have been drawn to face Faroe Islands outfit NSI Runavik in the first round of Europa League qualifying.Monday’s draw in Nyon, Switzerland, revealed Martin Jol will lead Fulham for the first time in the first leg at Craven Cottage on June 30, before heading to the Runavik Stadium a week later.

Fulham were handed a European place courtesy of UEFA’s Fair Play League.

Fellow English Premier League outfit Stoke City, who were FA Cup runners-up, will enter the tournament in the third round.

English Championship side Birmingham City and Premier League club Tottenham, who finished fifth in the league, enter at the play-off stage.

Elsewhere, Welsh side TNS will face Northern Irish club Cliftonville, while St Patrick’s Athletic take on Icelandic outfit IBV.

The winners will need to progress through two more qualifying rounds before the playoff stage, which will decide who reaches the group stage.

In Champions League second round qualifying, Belarusian side BATE Borisov will play Northern Ireland’s Linfield.

League of Ireland champions Shamrock Rovers take on Estonia’s FC Flora Tallinn, while Welsh champions Bangor City meet HJK Helsinki.

The first legs will be played on either June 28 or 29 before following up on July 5 or 6.

 


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