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Ajax against Nice, Basaksehir, or Young Boys in the qualifying round of the CL

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Ajax against Nice, Basaksehir, or Young Boys in the qualifying round of the CL

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Ajax know a large part of what clubs next summer to take in the third qualifying round of the Champions League. The Amsterdam club can be linked to Olympique Nice, Istanbul Basiksehir, Young Boys, FC FCSB (formerly Steaua Bucharest) and the number two of the Greek league.

Today, AEK Athens, Panathinaikos and PAOK Saloniki win the second Champions League ticket in Greece. They play a minicompetitie.

By the second place in the Premier league and the loss in the Europa League final, Ajax as well as in 2015 and 2016, with two preliminary rounds to survive to the main draw of the Champions League to reach. The Amsterdammers are in the third round, the round in which they enter, are placed and thus avoid the strongest opponents.

The draw for the third qualifying round on 14 July and the matches will be played on 25 or 26 July and on 1 or 2 August.

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As Ajax in the third qualifying round survives, then wait on 15/16 and 22/23 August a last diptych in the preliminary round. Also in that draw, on 4 August has Ajax on a protected status, causing strong opponents like Sevilla, Dinamo Kiev, the Napoli and Liverpool are avoid.

Possible opponents are CSKA Moscow, Club Brugge, Viktoria Plzen, Sporting Lisbon and 1899 Hoffenheim, but some of those clubs have just as Ajax was in the third preliminary round survival.

Feyenoord is if champion is already sure of a place in the group stage of the Champions League. By the lesser performance of the Dutch clubs in Europe is the champion of next year, the Netherlands also condemned to the play of preliminary rounds.

The last time a Dutch club to the preliminaries of the miljoenenbal survived was Ajax in 2010. Last year switched to the team of Peter Bosz PAOK Saloniki and then it went wrong against FK Rostov.

If Ajax the preliminaries of the Champions League again does not come through, then the club further in the Europa League.

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