The attention of Valletta, Hibernians, Birkirkara and Floriana will be on Nyon on Monday as the draws for the first and second qualifying rounds of the UEFA Champions League and the first and second qualifying rounds of the UEFA Europa League take place at 12:00 and 13:00 respectively.
Malta will be represented by champions Valletta in the first qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League while FA Trophy winners Hibernians, Birkirkara and Floriana will be playing in the first qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League.
Six teams will be in the initial stage of the UEFA Champions League, played in the first two weeks of July, and thirty-one other sides come in for the second qualifying round.
Valletta are one of the three teams that are seeded in the first qualifying round along with Linfield FC (NIR) and F91 Dudelange (LUX) and will therefore be drawn against one team among SP Tre Penne (SMR), FC Lusitans (AND) and B36 Tórshavn (FRO).
Should they qualify, the Citizens will be paired with one of the following teams, namely:
FC Basel 1893 (SUI), FC BATE Borisov (BLR), FC Salzburg (AUT), GNK Dinamo Zagreb (CRO), MŠK Žilina (SVK), FK Partizan (SRB), Helsingborgs IF (SWE), FC Sheriff (MDA), Debreceni VSC (HUN), NK Maribor (SVN), FK Ventspils (LVA), FC Slovan Liberec (CZE), WKS ?l?sk Wroclaw (POL), HJK Helsinki (FIN), AEL Limassol FC (CYP), FK Ekranas (LTU) and FC Zestafoni (GEO).
The unseeded teams in the second qualifying round draw are:
Shamrock Rovers FC (IRL), Hapoel Kiryat Shmona FC (ISR), Molde FK (NOR), FK Željezni?ar (BIH), KR Reykjavík (ISL), PFC Ludogorets Razgrad (BUL), The New Saints FC (WAL), FK Budu?nost Podgorica (MNE), FC Flora Tallinn (EST), Neftçi PFK (AZE), FC Shakhter Karagandy (KAZ), KS Skënderbeu (ALB), FK Vardar (MKD) and Ulisses FC (ARM).
Meanwhile in the UEFA Europa League, the first qualifying round draw will involve 74 teams and 43 others will be begin their campaigns in the next stage.
Hibernians, Birkirkara and Floriana will be playing in the first qualifying round but the Stripes are one of the seeded teams while the Paolites and the Greens are not.
For the draw of the first qualifying round the 74 teams will probably be divided into a number of groups of seeded and unseeded teams. These groups will be revealed late on Sunday or early on Monday.
Seeded teams (possible opponents for Hibs and Floriana):
FC Twente (NED), KKS Lech Pozna? (POL), Rosenborg BK (NOR), IF Elfsborg (SWE), Kalmar FF (SWE), FC Aktobe (KAZ), Saint Patrick’s Athletic FC (IRL), Stabæk Fotball (NOR), FC Gomel (BLR), FC Metalurgi Rustavi (GEO), FK Sarajevo (BIH), Bohemian FC (IRL), FK Senica (SVK), NK Osijek (CRO), FH Hafnarfjördur (ISL), FC Levadia Tallinn (EST), FC Pyunik (ARM), FC Dacia Chi?in?u (MDA), FK Bak? (AZE), FK Borac Banja Luka (BIH), SK Liep?jas Metalurgs (LVA), Bangor City FC (WAL), FC Differdange 03 (LUX), Budapest Honvéd FC (HUN), FK S?duva (LTU), FK Jagodina (SRB), Myllykosken Pallo-47 (FIN), KF Tirana (ALB), NK Olimpija Ljubljana (SVN), FK Renova (MKD), FC ?nter Bak? (AZE), FK Rudar Pljevlja (MNE), KuPS Kuopio (FIN), FK Skendija 79 (MKD), Birkirkara FC (MLT), EB/Streymur (FRO), Xäzär Länkäran FK (AZE).
Unseeded teams (possible opponents for Birkirkara):
MTK Budapest (HUN), FK Metalurg Skopje (MKD), FC Šiauliai (LTU), FC Zimbru Chi?in?u (MDA), JJK Jyväskylä (FIN), KS Flamurtari (ALB), Cliftonville FC (NIR), FC Torpedo Kutaisi (GEO), FC Santa Coloma (AND), Llanelli AFC (WAL), Crusaders FC (NIR), AS Jeunesse Esch (LUX), NK Celje (SVN), FC Daugava (LVA), NK Mura (SVN), FK Zeta (MNE), ÍBV Vestmannaeyjar (ISL), JK Trans Narva (EST), Floriana FC (MLT), Hibernians FC (MLT), FC Ordabasy Shymkent (KAZ), Thór Akureyri (ISL), FC Zhetysu Taldykorgan (KAZ), JK Nõmme Kalju (EST), NSÍ Runavík (FRO), Portadown FC (NIR), CS Grevenmacher (LUX), FC Gandzasar Kapan (ARM), FK ?elik Nikši? (MNE), FC USV Eschen-Mauren (LIE), KS Teuta (ALB), Vikingur (FRO), UE Santa Coloma (AND), Cefn Druids AFC (WAL), FC Shirak (ARM), SP La Fiorita (SMR), AC Libertas (SMR).