Stadium “Mladost” in Strumica will be the home ground for Shkëndija’s Europa League matches.
“The red and blacks” are forced to be host the Europa League matches in Strumica, as the stadium “Telekom Arena” in Skopje is not available, while other stadiums do not meet the requirments of UEFA. Shkëndija was planing to play in Elbasan, but UEFA refused this request. FC Shkëndija officially confirms that the home ground for Europa League matches will be played in Strumica, respectively at the “Mladost Stadium”. Knowing that the stadium “Telekom Arena” in Skopje could not be used due to preparations for the organization of the European Super Cup , an alternative was required and for the Shkëndija, the city of Strumica remained the only option at the moment. In fact, Shkëndija requested to play in Elbasan and the stadium authorities and the Albanian Football Federation issued permission which for we are grateful and expresses public gratitude, but the same was rejected by UEFA, as the Emergency Committee at the European Football House in this period did not hasn’t planed a meeting in which this request wold be discussed.
Thus, Strumica remained the only option as the home ground for our European matches. The “red an blacks” on 19th June in the draw that will be held in Nyon, Switzerland will learn the name of the opponent for the first round of the Europa League qualifiers. The first match according to the original plan will be played on June 29, and the 2nd leg on July 6th.
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