Friday, 18 July 2014

Torino learn Europa League opponents

Torino will face either IF Brommapojkarna from Sweden or Crusaders FC from Northern Ireland in the Europa League third qualifying round.

With Brommapojkarna 4-0 up following the first leg of their tie with Crusaders on Thursday, it is almost certain that the Granata will be facing the Swedish side in their first taste of European football in nearly twenty years.

The Stockholm-based side only qualified for the Europa League via the fair play league, as they only finished 13th in their domestic league last season. This season, they are currently bottom of the Swedish Allsvenskan having only won once in fourteen matches - although as they are in the middle of their domestic season, they may be fitter than their Italian rivals who have yet to complete their pre-season fixtures.

Torino will know their opponents for certain on the 24th July, and will then play the two legs of this tie on the following two Thursdays - the 31st July and 7th August.

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