When is the Europa League preliminary round draw? Can I watch it? Who is involved?

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Preparations for next season are already underway for the four Welsh Premier League sides involved in European competitions.

Here is everything you need to know ahead of the draw, which takes place on Tuesday.

Who is involved?

The Connah’s Quay Nomads moved into Round One after Atletico Madrid’s Europa League win meant that the Cup holders took priority and automatically were placed into the next round.

They will be Unseeded and could possibly play sides like Copenhagen, Partizan Belgrade, Molde, Dundalk, Rangers and Hibernian. That draw, however, will take place a week later.

Bala Town and the Cefn Druids enter the preliminary round for the first time in their history after UEFA introduced the round for this season. Each club has earnt up to £192,000 just for qualifying for the Europa League.

For the Druids, it’s the first time in six years that they’ll be involved in a European draw, whilst Bala have been involved in the last four years.

What time is the Europa League preliminary draw?

It takes place this Tuesday and coincides with the fixture release date of the English Premier League fixtures which are also this week.

It is expected to take place at midday, between 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM.

Who could each side face?

For the Cefn Druids, they’re unseeded and could face a daunting trip to Gibraltar, to face Europa who beat Welsh Premier League champions, The New Saints at Park Hall last season.

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Bala Town are seeded in the draw, could face a trip to Kosvo to meet Prishtina.

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Am I able to watch it?

UEFA usually runs a stream of their draw on their official website. Here at Y Clwb Pel-Droed, we’ll also be providing a live blog on the draw.

How are preparations going?

Bala Town are already back in training and Colin Caton has had his side working hard, ahead of this months challenge in the UEFA Europa League.

The Lakesiders have also been busy in the market, with both incomings and outcomings of Maes Tegid. Te Druids have yet to announce any movement but are expected to sign Bala Town’s Jordan Evans.

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