THE New Saints will discover their opponents in the first qualifying round of the 2023/24 UEFA Champions League this afternoon.

The draw will take place from Nyon in Switzerland from 1pm (GMT).

Before the first qualifying round the two-legged first qualifying round ties will take place on 11/12 and 18/19 July.

The runaway JD Cymru Premier champions are seeded and below is a list and brief run-down on their potential opponents.


KÍ Klaksvík

The club was founded in 1904 and is one of the most successful Faroese football clubs, having won the Faroe Islands Premier League 20 times and the Faroe Islands Cup 6 times.

BK Häcken 

Bollklubben Häcken, more commonly known as BK Häcken or simply Häcken, is a Swedish professional football club based in Gothenburg.

It currently plays in Allsvenskan, the top tier of Swedish football.

Häcken has played sixteen seasons in Allsvenskan, debuting in the league in 1983 and winning its only title in 2022.


Football Club Ballkani is a professional football club based in Suhareka, Kosovo.

The club plays in the Football Superleague of Kosovo, which is the top tier of football in the country.

Last year, after a victory over Shkupi of North Macedonia, Ballkani made history by qualifying for the group stages of the Europa Conference League; becoming the first ever side from Kosovo to reach the group stages of a UEFA club competition.

FC Struga

FC Struga Trim-Lum  is a football club based in Struga, North Macedonia.

They are currently competing in the Macedonian First League which they won for the first time last season.

The Saints could also be paired with a preliminary round winner with Atlètic Club d'Escaldes of Andorra taking on Budućnost Podgorica of Montenegro and Tre Penne of San Marino facing Icelanders Breidablik.

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