Bala Town, Bangor Ciy and the Connahs Quay Nomads will be representing the Welsh Premier League in Europe next season but who could they be coming up against?
Bala Town gained entry to Europe after finishing Third in the Welsh Premier League, as well as beating the Champions TNS in the Welsh Cup final. Bangor City won the right to be in the hat for the draw after their 1-0 play-off victory against Cardiff Metropolitan University.
Connah’s Quay Nomads complete the trio after finishing 2nd in the Welsh Premier League, their highest position in their history.
All three teams have been seeded and will now know what teams they realistically have a chance of coming up against after the hopefuls were separated.
Bala have already confirmed that they will be playing at Rhyl’s Belle Vue for the second year in a row after hosting Swedish side AIK last year.
WPL.Cymru reported the list of 50 teams that they could come up against and there are some who catch the eye.
A potential tie with Scottish giants Rangers could be a real possibility for the Welsh sides and that could generate a lot of interest on the British shores, with the two ties a possibility for the television cameras. The Rangers would also bring a relatively big away following with not many travel arrangements needing to be made.
The Crusaders of Northern Ireland could also be a possibility for the Welsh sides, meaning that each North Walian side wouldn’t have that far to travel.
Polish side Lech Poznan who have a passionate fan base are another side that could be chosen from the hat on June 19th. Poznan qualified for the tournament last time round, where they came up against Basel, Fiorentina and Belenenses.
One time Champions League winners Red Star Belgrade are also a surprise entrant at this stage of the competition and a trip to Serbia would prove difficult for any side.
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