European football’s governing body UEFA hosted its Europa Conference League third qualifying round draws in Nyon on Monday, giving Hibernians, Birkirkara, and Gżira United an idea of whom they might be facing were they to progress into the next round of qualifiers.
The draw was split into two, the Champions path and the Main path.
In the Champions path, Hibernians have been drawn into a tie against Latvia’s Riga FC or North Macedonia’s Shkendija if they overcome San Marino’s Folgore in the second round scheduled for Tuesday and July 27.
In the main path, Birkirkara – who face Olimpija Ljubljana of Slovenia in the second round on July 22 and 29 – will play the winner of the tie between FC Shkupi of North Macedonia and Portugal’s Santa Clara.
Gżira United, on the other hand, will face the winner of the tie between Scotland’s Hibernian or Santa Coloma of Andorra, provided they beat Croatian team Rijeka in the second round which will be played on Thursday and July 29.
Riga FC (LVA) / Shkëndija (MKD) vs Folgore (SMR) / Hibernians (MLT)
FC Shkupi 1927 (MKD) / Santa Clara (POR) vs Olimpija Ljubljana (SVN) / Birkirkara (MLT)
Hibernian (SCO) / Santa Coloma (AND) vs Gżira United (MLT) / Rijeka (CRO)