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16 Jul 2010 13:04:00

British trio learn Europa League fates

iverpool have been drawn to face Macedonian side Rabotnicki or Armenian outfit Mika in the third qualifying round of the Europa League. Rabotnicki are currently in pole position to face Roy Hodgson's side after winning the first leg of their second qualifying round 1-0 at home. The two-legged encounter will take place on July 29 and August 5 with the first leg representing new boss Hodgson's first competitive game in charge. Scottish side Hibernian have been drawn against Hungarians Videoton or Slovenian side Maribor in the third qualifying round of the Europa League. The tie between Videoton and Maribor is delicately poised after a 1-1 draw in the first leg. The other Scottish side in the draw, Motherwell, will face Norwegian outfit Aalesund if they get past Icelandic league leaders Breidablik. Craig Brown's men claimed the upper hand in their tie with a 1-0 win on Thursday night. Irish outfit Shamrock Rovers were handed a potential dream tie against Italian giants Juventus if they can see off Bnei Yehuda of Tel Aviv. Rovers will travel to Israel with spirits high after securing a 1-1 draw in the first leg of their second-round qualifier with a late equaliser last night. Welsh side Bangor City, who drew 1-1 with Honka Espoo this week, will face Maritimo or Sporting Fingal if they can overcome the Finns. Cliftonville, leading 1-0 against Cibalia, will face CSKA Sofia if they get through and Portadown will tackle Siquliai or Wisla Krakov if they overturn a 2-1 deficit against Qarabag.


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