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Glasgow City learn their Champions League fate

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The draw for the UEFA Women’s Champions League took place this afternoon in Nyon, Switzerland.

Scottish champions Glasgow City, who will be hosting the qualification group stage for the first time, will face Ukranian Champions WFC Kharkiv, Slovakia’s FC Union Nove Zamky and Northern Ireland’s Glentoran.

Commenting on the draw, Glasgow City Head Coach, Eddie Wolecki Black said: “This is the first time we have hosted the tournament. In the past I have been against hosting as I believed there were too many distractions. When you are out the country the players have that isolation and focus. I believe we are at the stage where the players know what is expected and are very aware of their responsibilities. The draw has us as favourites and whilst it brings a pressure it is a tag we carry on a weekly basis.

“We know nothing about the teams we are to face. Of course we will endeavour to find out as much as possible before we play them. What I can tell you is that they are all champions of their country. They have won their respective leagues by winning more games than the rest. Therefore it means we will need to be very wary of each opponent. It should be an interesting group with contrasting styles of play.”

Glasgow City are ranked top seeds in the group, with only the group winners guaranteed qualification to the knock out stages of the Champions League.

City’s games are scheduled for Saturday 9th, Monday 11th and Thursday 14th August against FC Union Nove Zamky, Glentoran and WFC Kharkiv respectively.

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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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