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Wexford Youths will find out who they face in the qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League tomorrow afternoon when the draw takes place in Nyon at 12.30pm Irish time.

Manager Tom Elmes and Wexford Youths club officials have travelled to Switzerland for the draw at UEFA headquarters.

Some 40 teams are involved in the draw, with 10 set to qualify from the phase and join the 22 teams that have received byes into the next round.

The 40 teams have already been placed in four sets of seeding positions – Youths are third seeds and in set three.

During the draw a club will be picked from each of the four sets to make up one group seeing Youths joined in their group by a first seed, second seed and fourth seed.

Speaking ahead of the draw, Elmes said Friday is a “big and exciting” day for the champions.

He said: “We’re really looking forward to the draw and to seeing who we’re going to play. It’s obviously a very exciting time for any club. We have been looking at the teams in the various seeding groups to see who we might face. Due to the seeding Estonia has been ruled out, but there are a few options, we’ll see what happens.

“It will also be important for us to find out where the games are going to take place and get everything organised. We’ve already been looking at potential opponents, but it will be good to have our group and get thinking about the opposition we will face and preparing for the games.”

Ten clubs have been designated as hosts: Gintra Universitetas (Lithuania), FC Twente (Netherlands), SFK 2000 Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Kharkiv (Ukraine), Pomurje Beltinci (Slovenia), Anderlecht (Belgium), Slovan Bratislava (Slovakia), Breznica Pljevlja (Montenegro), Flora Tallinn (Estonia) and Rīgas Futbola skola (Latvia).

They will be drawn first from a separate pot and placed in their group according to their seeding position.

In each group, teams play against each other in a league-style round-robin at the pre-selected hosts - the games will take place from August 7 to 13.

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