The draw for the Preliminary Round of the Europa League will be made in less than a month and, as Cliftonville prepare to make their return to the tournament, cliftonvillefc.net is delighted to present the web’s most detailed guide to our full list of potential opponents – although it’s a much more straightforward procedure than previous seasons.
That’s because entrance at the Preliminary Round, which the Reds bypassed last year, means Paddy McLaughlin’s side will have just six possible foes, who will hail from one of Andorra, Gibraltar, Kosovo, Luxembourg, San Marino or Wales.
Simply click here to run the rule over all confirmed qualifiers as well as sides across the continent who are still battling to secure their place, with supporters advised to make regular checks to this section, which will be periodically updated to reflect the latest standings, thus bringing a clearer picture as to the identity of Cliftonville’s next continental opponents.
Included among the 17 teams still jostling for position are Differdange, whom the Reds eliminated from the competition in 2016 but who are engaged in ongoing battle with Jeunesse Esch for the right to claim the Europa League’s final Luxembourgian slot.
A clearer picture of Cliftonville’s likely opponents is expected to emerge towards the end of May and, as ever, our Official Website will bring you all the latest developments to ensure you’re fully up to speed ahead of the draw on Tuesday, June 11.