Monday 18 December 2017

Irish await euro fate

THE draws for the third round of the Champions League and Europa League qualifiers take place today and four Irish teams will be keeping an eye on proceedings.

Sligo Rovers are the only team guaranteed Europa involvement after they received a bye to this stage of the competition, with the participation of Shamrock Rovers (Champions League), St Patrick's Athletic and Bohemians dependent on their performances in the second legs of their second-round games next week.

POSSIBLE OPPONENTS

SHAMROCK ROVERS

FC Copenhagen (Denmark), Maccabi Haifa (Israel) or FK Borac (Bosnia), Dinamo Zagreb (Croatia) or Neftchi FC (Azerbaijan), Skenderbeu (Albania) or APOEL Nicosia (Cyprus), Skonto Riga (Latvia) or Wisla Krakow (Poland).

SLIGO ROVERS

Stoke City (England), Hearts (Scotland), Sparta Prague (Czech Rep), Famagusta (Cyprus) or Gagra (Georgia), Glentoran (Northern Ireland) or FC Vorskla Poltava (Ukraine).

ST PAT'S ATHLETIC

Palermo (Italy), Dinamo Bucharest (Romania), KR Reykjavik (Iceland) or FK Zilina (Slovakia), Karpaty Lviv (Ukraine), FC Taurus (Lithuania) or Den Haag (Holland).

BOHEMIANS

AZ Alkmaar (Holland), Rudar Pljevlja (Montenegro) or FC Austria Vienna, Bursaspor (Turkey), FK Zeljeznicar (Bosnia) or Sheriff (Moldova), FK Suduva (Lithuania) or IF Elfsborg (Sweden).

Irish Independent

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