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West Ham have been drawn at home first in their Europa League third round qualifier

West Ham will face either Shakhtyor Soligorsk of Belarus or Slovenian side Domzale in the third round of Europa League qualifying.The first leg is set to take place at the Olympic Stadium on July 28, with the second leg following a week later on August 4.

The first leg is set to take place at the Olympic Stadium on July 28, with the second leg following a week later on August 4.

However, the Hammers may now be forced to appeal to UEFA over switching the home and away legs around as the Olympic Stadium will be used for the London Anniversary Games on the weekend of July 22.

It usually takes seven days to convert the stadium from athletics mode to football mode and this,therefore causes an issue for West Ham.

Slaven Bilic’s side were knocked out at the same stage last season, losing 4-3 on aggregate to Astra Giurgiu of Romania.

Meanwhile, Aberdeen will face Maribor (Slovenia) or Levski Sofia (Bulgaria) if they overcome FK Ventspils in the second qualifying round.

The Dons claimed a 3-0 victory over their Latvian opponents at Pittodrie on Thursday evening and will be heavy favourites to go through next week.

Hibernian have been drawn against Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin, but must first overturn a 1-0 first leg deficit against Brondby.
Hibernian manager Neil Lennon was sent to the stands during his side’s defeat to Brondby
The 2016 Scottish Cup winners were defeated at home to the Swedish outfit, with Kamil Wilczek’s first minute strike enough to secure victory.

Hearts will play either Krasnodar (Russia) or Ventspils (Latvia) if they can overcome Birkirkara at Tynecastle on Thursday.

The Jambos were held to a goalless draw out in Malta, but will be confident of securing their passage through to the next round.

source : sky sports

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