Trepca ’89 get UEFA approval to make Kosovo’s Champions League debut

May 18 – Trepca ’89 will make history next month when they become the first Kosovan club side to compete in Europe after winning a spot in the Champions League qualifying draw.

They are one of four Kosovan clubs who have met UEFA’s licensing criteria.

Kosovo were granted member status by UEFA in May 2016 but neither champions Feronikeli nor cup winners Pristina, obtained a UEFA license for last term.

Either the Kosovan Cup winners, or the second-placed team in the league, will enter next season’s Europa League.

The first qualifying round draw for the Champions League and Europa League takes place on  June 19, with the first qualifying round first leg ties taking place a week later.

Three of the five teams Trepca ’89 could meet are Wales’ New Saints, Northern Ireland’s Linfield and Vikingur of the Faroe Islands.

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