The draws of the European tournaments have been set and clubs that hail from Croatia have faired very well and are expected to advance.
Dinamo Zagreb was paired up with Luxembourg champions, CS Fola Esch. Dinamo last played the team in Champions League qualifiers two years ago and dominated the team with a 5-0 win.
Dinamo will have first honors of traveling and will play in Luxembourg at Stade Émile Mayrisch on June 13 with the return leg to be played at Maksimir on June 20.
Croatia’s Europa League contenders lucked out as well with NK Lokomotiva facing Welsh club AUK Broughton FC.
The “Wingmakers”, as they are sometimes called, finished in the third place in the Welsh Premier League.
The Lokosi will have first honors of traveling and will play the Welsh Wingmakers at the “Airfield” where the club calls home. The Airfield has a maximum capacity of 1,600 with only 500 of those being seated.
The first match will take place on July 2 with the return leg taking place on July 9. The winners of the match up will face Greece’s PAOK FC, which is newly run by Igor Tudor.
HNK Rijeka will have to wait to know for sure who their opponent is, but it’s narrowed down to the winners of Macedonia’s FK Shkendija or Scotland’s Aberdeen FC.
Hajduk finds itself at odds with Estonian side JK Sillamae Kalev who came in second in the Meistriliiga. Sillamae play their matches at Sillame Kalevi Staadion, which has a capacity of 800.
Barring advancement in the tournament, Hajduk will play the winner of Iceland’s Vikingur Reykjavik and Slovenia’s FC Koper
Other interesting draws include HSK Zrijnski Mostar vs Armenia’s FC Shirak, Crvena Zvezda vs FA Kairat Almaty and FK Partizan vs FC Dila Gori.