Dutch sides PSV, Feyenoord, AZ and Ajax have learnt their potential Europa League play-off opponents.

  • by Michael Statham
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Should PSV eliminate Norwegian side FK Haugesund over the next fortnight, only the winner between Austria Wien (Austria) and Apollon Limassol (Cyprus) stands between the Dutch giants and a place in the Europa League group stage.


First for the Rotterdam side is a tie with Georgians Dinamo Tbilisi. However, another favourable draw was handed to the Dutch side with either Norrköping (Sweden) or Hapoel Beer-Sheva (Israel) as their opponents at the end of August.


AZ, unlike PSV, Feyenoord and Ajax, were unseeded for the draw and could have faced more difficult opponents such as Eintracht Frankfurt or SC Braga. The Alkmaar outfit though have landed a tie between either Royal Antwerp (Belgium) or Viktoria Plzen (Czech Republic).


Of course, Ajax remain in the Champions League and hope to be facing either APOEL (Cyrpus) or Qarabag (Azerbaijan) in their Champions League play-off. However, should the Dutch champions lose to PAOK of Greece, they will face either Irish side Dundalk or Slovakians Slovan Bratislava.


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