European Tour

Wednesday 27 May 2009

After securing a seventh place finish in the Barclays Premier League last weekend Fulham were rewarded for an outstanding season with a place in the Europa League Qualifiers.

Fulham’s participation will begin at the Third Round stage. The draw for the Third Round will take place on Friday 17th July at the UEFA Headquarters in Geneva.

The Third Round fixtures will be played on Thursday 30th July and Thursday 6th August. Home and away legs will be confirmed on the 17th July. Fulham are one of 30 teams that have automatically qualified for the Third Round. A further 40 teams who emerge victorious from the Second Round Qualifiers will also be included in the Third Round Draw.

If Roy Hodgson’s side pass their first European test they will be in the hat for the Play-Off draw which will take place on Friday 7th August. Matches will be played on the 20th and 27th August and the winning teams will quality for the UEFA Europa League, which will kick-off on the 17th September.