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City face Faroe Isles opposition in UEFA Cup

City of Manchester Stadium players tunnel and pitch

City of Manchester Stadium players tunnel and pitch

Manchester City have been drawn to face EB/Streymur from the Faroe Islands in the UEFA Cup first qualifying round.

The Blues will be away for the first leg of the tie which will take place on Thursday July 17 at the national stadium in Tórshavn, kick-off 7pm.

City’s home leg of the tie will be played at Barnsley’s Oakwell ground two weeks later and will be Mark Hughes’ first competitive game in charge of the Blues on British soil.

Full Northern section draw is as follows:

FH Hafnarfjördur (ISL) v CS Grevenmacher (LUX)
FK Vetra (LTU) v  Viking FK (NOR)
FC Racing Union Luxembourg (LUX) v Kalmar FF (SWE)
FC Honka Espoo (FIN) v ÍA Akranes (ISL)
Glentoran FC (NIR) v SK Liepájas Metalurgs (LVA)
Brøndby IF (DEN) v B36 Tórshavn (FRO)
FC Nordsjælland (DEN) v FC TVMK Tallinn (EST)
EB/Streymur (FRO) v MANCHESTER CITY
JFK Olimps (LVA) v Saint Patrick's Athletic FC (IRL)
Djurgårdens IF FF (SWE) v FC Flora (EST)
FK Sūduva (LTU) v The New Saints FC (WAL)
Cliftonville FC (NIR) v FC København (DEN)
Cork City FC (IRL) v FC Haka (FIN)
FC Midtjylland (DEN) v Bangor City FC (WAL)
Ties to be played on Thursday July 17 and Thursday July 31.

This year's UEFA Cup final will be played on May 20 at Istanbul's Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium, the home of Turkish side Fenerbahce, who were City's first ever opponents in European football (1968-9 European Cup).

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Miller & Marrone leave City

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Reserve team coach, Ian Miller along with fitness and conditioning coach, Stefano Marrone have left Manchester City.

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Paul Aldridge joins City

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We are delighted to announce that Paul Aldridge has joined the Club as Chief Operating Officer with immediate effect.