THE DRAW FOR THE Europa Conference League play-offs takes place on Tuesday afternoon and two Irish sides are hoping to progress.
Like the UEFA Champions League, qualification to the Europa Conference League is split into two Paths – the Champions Path and the League Path.
Unlike the Champions League, however, the Champions Path will only be contested by teams which lost the qualification for the Champions' League group stage and consequently have been relegated directly into the UEFA Europa Conference League
St Patrick's Athletic and Sligo Rovers are flying the flag for Ireland, and both could face tough opposition when the draw is made tomorrow at noon.
The winners of Sligo Rovers & Viking FK will know their opponents in the play-off round of the Europa Conference League later today.
The draw takes place around 1.10pm in Nyon.
There are 3 games containing the possible opponents plus Villareal of Spain who are already through👇 pic.twitter.com/MZyOFhAZU1
— Sligo Rovers (@sligorovers) August 1, 2022
Jon Daly's Pat's side could face well known Italian side Florentina in the playoffs but will have to overcome CSKA Sofia from Bulgaria in the third qualifying round on Thursday if they are to do so.
The Italian side have already made it to the next round
Sligo could face last year's Champions League's beaten semi-finalists Villarreal. They will have to beat Viking Fotballklubb, commonly known as Viking or Viking Stavanger internationally from Norway over two legs.
Unai Emery's side have already made it to the next round
The Europa League draw will also be made tomorrow and Shamrock Rovers and will be in one of the two formats depending on how their tie with Skhupi of North Macedonia goes.
St Pat’s potential opponents
- Brondby IF (Denmark) or FC Basel (Switzerland)
- Breidablik (Iceland) or Istanbul Basaksehir (Turkey)
- FC Kyzylshar (Kazhkstan) or APOEL (Cyprus)
- Fiorentina (Italy)
Sligo Rovers ’s potential opponents
- Neftçi (Azerbaijan) or Rapid Vienna (Austria)
- Villarreal (Spain)
- Dunajska Streda (Slovakia) or Fotbal Club FCSB (Romania)
- Maccabi Tel Aviv (Israel) or Aris Thessaloniki (Greece)