Tottenham find out who they will likely play in Europa Conference League

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Pacos de Ferreira thrashed Larne 4-0 in the third qualifying round of the Europa League Conference this week.

This result makes it extremely likely the Portuguese side will face Tottenham Hotspur in the next qualifying round bar a miracle turnaround from the Northern Irish side.

A Pereira Junior brace secured the first leg for Ferrerira but two further goals from Antunes Eustaqui and Silva De Jesus put the second leg largely out of sight.

Tottenham will face the eventual winner in a two-legged tie, with the first match taking place on Thursday 19 August – four days after their Premier League opener with Manchester City – and the second leg falling on Thursday 26 August (Tottenham Hotspur).

Spurs qualified for the new competition through their placing in the league during the 2020/2021 season, where they finished seventh. Many fans will not view the third-tier European competition as a priority.

Potential opponents Pacos de Ferreira finished fifth in Primeira Liga last season, while Larne finished fourth in the NIFL Premiership.

SpursWeb Opinion 

The Europa Conference league was quite tedious as it was let alone having to play a two-legged qualifying tie. But you have to make the most of a bad situation. Play the youth, build up the form of out-of-form players. This competition doesn’t have to be a bad thing.

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