UEFA has confirmed the neutral venues for the two UEFA Cup second qualifying round first-leg matches involving Israeli clubs to be played on 10 August.
UEFA has confirmed the neutral venues for the two UEFA Cup second qualifying round first-leg matches involving Israeli clubs this Thursday.
Tilburg and Senec
Hapoel Tel-Aviv FC will play their home tie against NK Domžale of Slovenia in the Dutch city of Tilburg, and Bnei Yehuda Tel-Aviv FC will act as 'host' to PFC Lokomotiv Sofia of Bulgaria in Senec, Slovakia. European football's governing body decided last month that the games could not be played in Israel and must be staged in a neutral country. UEFA made the decision in view of the security situation in the region.
UEFA will take a decision later on Monday regarding the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round second-leg match between Maccabi Haifa FC and Liverpool FC, set for 23 August, and the UEFA Cup second qualifying round second-leg tie between Beitar Jerusalem FC and FC Dinamo 1948 Bucuresti the following day. UEFA has also asked the Israel Football Association to submit back-up plans when teams are required to play games abroad, and to submit written guarantees of any potential host association and the public authorities involved as soon as possible.