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Champions League and Europa League draws: What time are they at, who can face Rangers and a full list of Irish League possibilities

Coleraine and Ballymena United eye up potential clash with Glasgow Rangers or St Johnstone

By Gareth Hanna

The Champions League and Europa League qualifying round draws are made on Monday and local fans are working out where they could be off to.

The most exciting immediate prospect is the possibility that Coleraine or Ballymena United could be drawn to face Scottish giants Rangers. Ok, so the odds on that coming off for either club are 49-1 but stranger things have happened.

Coleraine and Ballymena are both unseeded for the first qualifying round of the Europa League with Rangers and Crusaders both seeded, as are St Johnstone, managed by former Sky Blues boss Tommy Wright.

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In the Champions League draw, Linfield will be seeded for the first qualifying round, giving them a strong chance, on paper at least, of qualifying for the second round. Should they do that, it opens up the possibility of drawing Ludogorets, Salzburg or even Brendan Rodgers' Celtic.

Seeded in the Europa League first qualifying round draw, meanwhile, the highest ranked team Crusaders could face is Siroki Brijeg from Bosnia and Herzegovinia. A more familiar opponent would be Shamrock Rovers, Cork City or Derry City or one of the three Welsh teams, who are all unseeded for the draw.

When is the draw?

The Champions League first and second qualifying draw will begin at around 11am and the Europa League first and second qualifying round draw will start at around 12 noon.

When are the matches?

It's a quick turn-around after the draw. Linfield will play their first Champions League tie on 27/28 June with the second leg a week later on 4/5 July. Crusaders, Coleraine and Ballymena are all in action in the same weeks. The Europa League first round ties are due to be played on June 29 and July 6. And should any of our local sides progress, the second rounds continue just one week later.

European draw prospects

Enough rambling, here it is in black and white, who each Irish League side could face in Monday's draw with the team name, country and coefficient. We've even put some of the more exciting prospects in bold. Bear in mind, these are subject to seeding confirmation by UEFA.

LINFIELD 3.650: Alashkert FC Arm  2.525, La Fiorita  Sma   1.566,  Europa FC  Gib   1.500,  Infonet Tallinn   Est   1.300,  Trepça'89  Kos   0.000

CRUSADERS 3.900: Siroki Brijeg  Bos   3.550, CS Fola Esch  Lux   3.475, Differdange 03  Lux   3.475, Shkendija Tetovo Mac   3.375, Nova Gorica  Slo   3.375, Sutjeska Niksic Mon   3.300, Pyunik Yerevan Arm   3.275, Dunav Ruse Bul   3.175, Partizani Tirana Alb   3.075, Mladost Lucani  Srb   3.075, Shamrock Rovers Irl   3.065, Flora Tallinn  Est   3.050, Chikhura Sachkhere Geo   3.025, Lincoln Red Imps  Gib   3.000, FK Jelgava Lat   2.975, SJK Seinäjoki  Fin   2.780, Cork City   Irl   2.565, Zeta Golubovci  Mon   2.550, B36 Torshavn   Far   2.450, MFK Ruzomberok  Svk   2.350, Derry City  Irl   2.315, FK Liepaja  Lat   2.225, Zaria Balti   Mol   2.150, VPS Vaasa Fin   2.030, Valur Reykjavik   Isl   1.925, Vasas Budapest  Hun   1.900, Atlantas Klaipeda   Lit   1.825, Suduva Marijampole  Lit   1.825, SK Tirana   Alb   1.825, Gandzasar Kapan  Arm   1.775, Torpedo Kutaisi  Geo   1.775, FK Trakai  Lit   1.575, Tre Penne  Sma   1.566, Bala Town   Wal   1.525, Dinamo Batumi  Geo   1.525, NSI Runavik  Far   1.450, Balzan FC  Mlt   1.300, Connah's Quay Wal   1.275, Bangor City   Wal   1.275, UE Santa Coloma   And   1.233, Progrès Niederkorn Lux   1.225, Pelister Bitola  Mac   1.125, Folgore   Sma   1.066, Floriana  Mlt   1.050, Sant Julià  And   0.733, KI Klaksvik  Far   0.700, St Joseph's FC Gib   0.500, FC Prishtina Kos   0.000

COLERAINE 0.900:  Maccabi Tel-Aviv Isr  23.375, FC Midtjylland Den  16.300, Dinamo Minsk Bls  10.975, Lech Poznan Pol  10.950, HJK Helsinki  Fin  10.530, AIK Stockholm Swe 9.945, Vojvodina Novi Sad Srb 9.075, Videoton Fehérvár  Hun  8.650, AEL Limassol Cyp  8.210, Shakhtior Saligorsk Bls   7.475, Slovan Bratislava Svk   7.350, Red Star Belgrade  Srb   7.325, AS Trencín  Svk   6.850, Skënderbeu Korçë  Alb   6.825, SCR Altach  Aut   6.570, St. Johnstone Sco   6.535, AEK Larnaca  Cyp   6.210, Inter Baku  Azb   6.050, Beitar Jerusalem Isr   5.875, FK Ventspils  Lat   5.725, Odd Grenland  Nor   5.665, Kairat Almaty  Kaz   5.550, NK Osijek  Cro   5.550, FK Sarajevo Bos   5.300, KR Reykjavik  Isl   5.175, IFK Norrköping  Swe   4.945, Milsami Orhei  Mol   4.900, Lyngby BK  Den   4.800, Kalju Nomme  Est   4.800, Zeljeznicar Sarajevo   Bos   4.800, Botev Plovdiv Bul   4.675, Olimpija Ljubljana Slo   4.625, Valletta FC  Mlt   4.550, FC Vaduz  Lie   4.450, Jagiellonia Bialystok    Pol   4.450, Levski Sofia   Bul   4.425, Stjarnan FC  Isl   4.175, FK Haugesund    Nor   4.165, NK Domzale  Slo   4.125, Ordabasy Shymkent   Kaz   4.050, Levadia Tallinn  Est   4.050, Ferencváros Hun   3.900, Rabotnicki Skopje Mac   3.875, Glasgow Rangers Sco  3.785, Shirak Gyumri Arm   3.775, Dacia Chisinau  Mol   3.650, Mladost Podgorica Mon   3.550, Zira FK  Azb   3.550, Irtysh Pavlodar  Kaz  3.550

BALLYMENA UNITED 0.900: Maccabi Tel-Aviv Isr  23.375, FC Midtjylland Den  16.300, Dinamo Minsk Bls  10.975, Lech Poznan Pol  10.950, HJK Helsinki  Fin  10.530, AIK Stockholm Swe 9.945, Vojvodina Novi Sad Srb 9.075, Videoton Fehérvár  Hun  8.650, AEL Limassol Cyp  8.210, Shakhtior Saligorsk Bls   7.475, Slovan Bratislava Svk   7.350, Red Star Belgrade  Srb   7.325, AS Trencín  Svk   6.850, Skënderbeu Korçë  Alb   6.825, SCR Altach  Aut   6.570, St. Johnstone Sco   6.535, AEK Larnaca  Cyp   6.210, Inter Baku  Azb   6.050, Beitar Jerusalem Isr   5.875, FK Ventspils  Lat   5.725, Odd Grenland  Nor   5.665, Kairat Almaty  Kaz   5.550, NK Osijek  Cro   5.550, FK Sarajevo Bos   5.300, KR Reykjavik  Isl   5.175, IFK Norrköping  Swe   4.945, Milsami Orhei  Mol   4.900, Lyngby BK  Den   4.800, Kalju Nomme  Est   4.800, Zeljeznicar Sarajevo   Bos   4.800, Botev Plovdiv Bul   4.675, Olimpija Ljubljana Slo   4.625, Valletta FC  Mlt   4.550, FC Vaduz  Lie   4.450, Jagiellonia Bialystok    Pol   4.450, Levski Sofia   Bul   4.425, Stjarnan FC  Isl   4.175, FK Haugesund    Nor   4.165, NK Domzale  Slo   4.125, Ordabasy Shymkent   Kaz   4.050, Levadia Tallinn  Est   4.050, Ferencváros Hun   3.900, Rabotnicki Skopje Mac   3.875, Glasgow Rangers Sco  3.785, Shirak Gyumri Arm   3.775, Dacia Chisinau  Mol   3.650, Mladost Podgorica Mon   3.550, Zira FK  Azb   3.550, Irtysh Pavlodar  Kaz  3.550     

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