St Johnstone must wait for CAS to clarify Europa draw
ST JOHNSTONE have been drawn against Turkish side Eskisehirspor in the Europa League second qualifying round.
However, their opponents’ participation remains subject to a Court of Arbitration for Sport decision following an appeal by Besiktas over their European exclusion.
The unseeded Perth side are due to be away from home in the first leg on 19 July before the return at McDiarmid Park seven days later. Although listed second in the draw against unnamed Turkish opponents by Uefa, St Johnstone announced the first leg would take place at McDiarmid Park against Eskisehirspor.
Eskisehirspor were admitted to Europe when Besiktas were excluded at the end of May on financial fair play grounds. Besiktas have appealed against the decision to CAS but the case is not listed to be heard until 5 July. St Johnstone are awaiting confirmation of the venue of the second leg and advised fans to hold off making travel plans.
Fellow Europa League entrants Dundee United will learn their final round qualifying opponents on 20 July, while Hearts’ play-off tie will be drawn on 10 August.
Yesterday’s European draws
Champions League; Second qualifying round draw (17/18 and 24/25 July)
KS Skenderbeu (Alb) v Debreceni VSC (Hun); NK Maribor (Svn) v FK Zeljeznicar (Bos); MSK Zilina (Svk) v Hapoel Kiryat Shmona FC (Isr); FC BATE Borisov (Blr) v FK Vardar (Mkd); AEL Limassol FC (Cyp) v Linfield FC (NIr)/B36 Torshavn (Fro); Shamrock Rovers FC (Ire) v FK Ekranas (Ltu); FC Flora Tallinn (Est) v FC Basel 1893 (Swi); The New Saints FC (Wal) v Helsingborgs IF (Swe); HJK Helsinki (Fin) v KR Reykjavik (Ice) ; Molde FK (Nor) v FK Ventspils (Lva); F91 Dudelange (Lux)/SP Tre Penne (Smr) v FC Salzburg (Aus) ; FC Slovan Liberec (Cze) v FC Shakhter Karagandy (Kaz); PFC Ludogorets Razgrad (Bul) v GNK Dinamo Zagreb (Cro); Neftci PFK (Aze) v FC Zestafoni (Geo); Ulisses FC (Arm) v FC Sheriff (Mol); Valletta FC (Mal)/FC Lusitans (And) v FK Partizan (Srb); K Buducnost Podgorica (Mne) v WKS Slask Wroclaw (Pol)
Europa League; First qualifying round draw (5 and 12 July) Inter Bakı PK (Aze) v JK Trans Narva (Est); FK Senica (Svk) v MTK Budapest (Hun); KF Tirana (Alb) v CS Grevenmacher (Lux); FC Torpedo Kutaisi (Geo) v FC Aktobe (Kaz); FK Borac Banja Luka (Bos) v FK Celik Niksic (Mne); Bakı FK (Aze) v NK Mura (Svn); IF Elfsborg (Swe) v Floriana FC (Mal); FK Renova (Mkd) v AC Libertas (Smr); FC Santa Coloma (And) v NK Osijek (Cro); FK Jagodina (Srb) v FC Ordabasy Shymkent (Kaz) ; FC Differdange 03 (Lux) v NSÍ Runavík (Fro); Rosenborg BK (Nor) v Crusaders FC (NIr); Myllykosken Pallo-47 (FIN) v Cefn Druids AFC (Wal); FC Siauliai (LTU) v FC Levadia Tallinn (Est); Bohemian FC (Ire) v Thor Akureyri (Isl); FK Sarajevo (Bos) v Hibernians FC (Mal); FC Twente (Ned) v UE Santa Coloma (And); FK Rudar Pljevlja (Mne) v FC Shirak (Arm); KS Flamurtari (Alb) v Budapest Honved FC (Hun); FC Dacia Chiainau (Mda) v NK Celje (Svn) ; FK Suduva (Ltu) v FC Daugava (Lva); KuPS Kuopio (Fin) v Llanelli AFC (Wal); Kalmar FF (Swe) v Cliftonville FC (NIr); Vikingur (Fro) v FC Gomel (Blr); FH Hafnarfjördur (Isl) v FC USV Eschen-Mauren (Lie); KKS Lech Poznan (Pol) v FC Zhetysu Taldykorgan (Kaz); Xazar Länkaran FK (Aze) v JK Nomme Kalju (Est); Birkirkara FC (Mal) v FK Metalurg Skopje (Mkd) ; FK Zeta (Mne) v FC Pyunik (Arm) ; KS Teuta (Alb) v FC Metalurgi Rustavi (Geo); NK Olimpija Ljubljana (Svn) v AS Jeunesse Esch (Lux); EB/Streymur (Fro) v FC Gandzasar Kapan (Arm); St Patrick’s Athletic FC (Ire) v IBV Vestmannaeyjar (Isl); SK Liepajas Metalurgs (Lva) v SP La Fiorita (Smr); JJK Jyväskylä (Fin) v Stabæk Fotball (Nor) ; FC Zimbru Chiainau (Mda) v Bangor City FC (Wal); FK Skendija 79 (Mkd) v Portadown FC (NIr)
Search for a job
Search for a car
Search for a house
Weather for Edinburgh
Saturday 25 May 2013
Temperature: 5 C to 17 C
Wind Speed: 13 mph
Wind direction: West
Temperature: 8 C to 17 C
Wind Speed: 14 mph
Wind direction: West