Tuesday, July 14, 2009
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Saints draw Fram Reykjavik

THE New Saints have drawn Fram Reykjavik of Iceland in the first qualifying round of the Europa League. To avoid a clash with Keflavik's tie, Uefa have reversed the games with the first leg away at the Laugardalsvollur on Thursday 2 July, and the return leg at Park Hall a week later.

Fram, who won promotion to the Icelandic top flight again in 2006, have three  British players - Scot Paul McShane and former Chelsea youth Joe Tillen and his older brother Sam - in their squad.
Fram were one the three lowest-rated sides that TNS could have faced and are currently in the bottom half of the Icelandic league, losing half of their first eight games.
Should the Saints win the tie they would face Sigma of the Czech Republic in the next round.
Llanelli landed a plum all-British tie with Scottish Premier League outfit Motherwell, while Bangor City play Honka Espoo of Finland in the second qualifying round.
Rhyl drew a hard task in the Champions League in the shape of Partizan Belgrade.

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