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On Tuesday, the Kosovar teams will learn the European opponents, it is hoped for a favorable draw

Balkani, Drita, Llapi and Gjilani have already started preparations for the new edition, namely for European matches. With more specific preparation, based on the opponent, the four Kosovar football teams can start on Tuesday (tomorrow).

On Tuesday, Balkan learns the opponent of the first qualifying round for the Champions League. Meanwhile, Drita, Llapi and Gjilani learn the opponents of the first qualifying round of the Conference League, the third level of the European competition for clubs.

Thus, Tuesday is very important for the Kosovar teams that appear in the continental cups. Lottery is considered very important for their journey. All the teams are hoping for a favorable draw, namely to avoid the strongest possible teams.

Balkan learns the first European opponent on Tuesday from 12:00. It will not be seeded in the draw, which means it can face any of the strongest teams in the first qualifying round. There are big European teams that appear in the first qualifying round of the Champions League. All are champions in their countries.

Avoiding facing teams like Bodo/Glimt (Norway), Qarabag (Azerbaijan), Malmo (Sweden), Ludogorets Razgrad (Bulgaria), Sheriff (Moldova), HJK Helsinki (Finland), CFR Cluj (Romania), Ferencvarosh (Hungary). , Maribor (Slovenia), would increase the chances of the team from Suhareka to advance to the second qualifying round. Slovan Bratislava (Slovakia), The New Saints (Wales), Dudelange (Luxembourg), Zhalgiris (Lithuania), Lincoln Red Imps (Gibraltar) and Shamrock Rovers (Ireland) are the other potential Balkan opponents.

The three Albanian champions, Balkani, Tirana and Skopje, are among the non-carrying teams in the draw for the first qualifying phase of the Champions League.

A total of 30 teams will compete in the first qualifying round of the Champions League. Only the winner goes from the preliminary round to this stage.

The first matches will be played on July 5/6, while the return matches will be played on July 12/13.

Immediately on Wednesday, Balkan learns the potential opponent in the second round, if it passes this stage.

On Tuesday from 14:00 the opponents in the Conference League will learn Drita, Llapi and Gjilani. For the first time, Kosovo is presented with four teams from the continental competition, namely with three in the Conference League.

A total of 60 teams appear in the first qualifying round of the Conference League. Drita, due to the European successes in the past editions, has increased the coefficient and is therefore among the leading teams in the draw. The carriers are also Shkëndija of Tetova, Laçi and Partizani of Tirana.

Meanwhile, Llapi and Gjilani are among the non-carrying teams in the draw. Teams from the same country cannot face each other, but it is not excluded that Llapi and Gjilani will meet Shkëndija, Laçi and Partizan. Or for Drita to meet Deçiq e Tuzi, the Albanian team from Montenegro.

Olimpia Ljubljana is arguably the most popular team in the first qualifying round of the Conference League.

The first matches are played on July 7, while the return matches are played on July 14. Even Drita, Llapi and Gjilani immediately on Wednesday learn the potential opponents in the second qualifying round.

Teams participating in the first qualifying round of the Champions League

Qarabag (AZE), Malmo (SWE), Ludogorets Razgrad (BUL), Sheriff (MDA), CFR Cluj (ROU), Bodo/Glimt (NOR), Ferencvaros (HUN), Maribor (SVN), Slovan Bratislava (SVK), HJK (FIN), The New Saints (WAL), F91 Dudelange (LUX), Zalgiris (LIT), Lincoln Red Imps (GIB), Shamrock Rovers (IRL)

Linfield (NIR), Zrinjski (BIH), Shakhtyor Soligorsk (BLR), Sutjeska Nikshiq (MNE), KI (FRO), Lech Poznan (POL), Hibernians (MLT), Tobol (KAZ), Skopje (MKD), Pyunik ( ARM), RFS (LVA), Dinamo Batumi (GEO), Tirana (ALB), Balkan (KOS); the winner of the preliminary round

Teams participating in the first qualifying round of the Conference League

Flora (EST), Shkëndija (MKD), Riga (LVA), Alashkert (ARM), Olimpija Ljubljana (SVN), KuPS (FIN), Fola Esch (LUX), Buduqnost Podgorica (MNE), Dinamo Tbilisi (GEO), DAC Dunajska Streda (SVK), Laçi (ALB), Mura (SVN), Drita (KOS), Dinamo Minsk (BLR), B36 Torshavn (FRO), Petrocub Hincesti (MDA), Liepaja (LVA), Europa (GIB), Partizani (ALB), Bredablik (ISL), HB (FRO), Gzira United (MLT), Milsami Orhei (MDA), Kauno Zalgiris (LTU), Bala Town (WAL), Tre Penne (SMR), St Joseph's (GIB), Crusaders (NOR), Pogon Szczecin (POL), Lechia Gdańsk (POL)

Ruzomberok (SVK), Borac Banja Luka (BIH), Inter Turku (FIN), KR (ISL), Tre Fiori (SME), Saburtalo Tbilisi (GEO), Sfîntul Gheorghe (MDA), Víkingur (FRO), Floriana (MTA) , Derry City (IRL), Larne (NIR), Panevėzys (LTU), Paide Linnameeskond (EST), Cliftonville (NIR), Tuzla City (BIH), SJK (FIN), Differdange 03 (LUX), Llapi (KOS), Gjilani (KOS), Ararat Yerevan (ARM), Sligo Rovers (IRL), Dila Gori (GRO), Pandev Academy (MKD), Hamrun Spartans (MLT), Newtown (WAL), Bruno's Magpies (GIB), Deçiqi (MNE) , Iskra (MNE), UE Santa Coloma (AND), Athletic d'Escaldes (AND)