Africa-Press – Tanzania. The UEFA Europa Conference League is starting on Wednesday with Lille hosting Olimpija Ljubljana in the group opener.
The Group A opening clash will take place at Lille’s home ground, Stade Pierre Mauroy, at 1430 GMT.
Two teams will represent Türkiye in the Conference League, with Fenerbahce taking on Nordsjaelland at 1645 GMT and Besiktas facing Club Brugge at 1900 GMT on Thursday.
Group winners will advance to the round of 16, while runners-up will move to the knockout round playoffs, where they will face the third-placed UEFA Europa League teams for spots in the round of 16.
The 2024 final will take place at the Agia Sophia Stadium, Athens, on May 29 next year.
With a capacity of over 30,000, the Agia Sophia Stadium reopened in September 2022, the new stadium stands on the site of the former Nikos Goumas Stadium, which had been home to AEK Athens since 1930.
Besides AEK matches, the stadium also serves as the Greek national team’s international home ground.
Matchday 1 Fixture:
Lille – Olimpija Ljubljana:
Legia Warszawa – Aston Villa
Zrinjski – AZ Alkmaar
Genk – Fiorentina
Ferencvaros – Cukaricki
Eintracht Frankfurt – Aberdeen
HJK – PAOK
Ludogorets – Spartak Trnava
Fenerbahce – Nordsjaelland
Slovan Bratislava – Kİ Klaksvik
Maccabi Tel Aviv – Breidablik
Zorya Luhansk – Gent
Viktoria Plzen – Ballkani
Dinamo Zagreb – Astana
Club Brugge – Besiktas
Lugano – Bodo/Glimt