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Europa League: Malmo or Hibs

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12:15 19th July 2013

. . . third qualifying round draw


Swansea City will take on the Malmo (Sweden) or Hibernian (Scotland) in the third qualifying round of the Europa League.

Malmo are 2-0 up from the first-leg in Sweden.

The Swans will play at home first.

The first leg will take place on Thursday, August 1 at the Liberty Stadium with the return leg on August 8.

Malmo FF
Founded: 1910
Stadium: Swedbank Stadion (24,000)
Last season: 3rd in the Allsvenskan

Malmo are the most successful club in Swedish football history, having won 16 league titles, as well as numerous domestic honours.
They lifted the Allsvenskan league title in 2010 and are currently third in this season’s title race behind Hacken and league leaders Elfsborg.
They are regulars in European football and famously won the 1979 European Cup with a win over Nottingham Forest.
They play their home games at the Swedbank Stadion, and beat Drogheda 2-0 in the first qualifying round.
England manager Roy Hodgson was in charge of Malmo between 1985 and 1989, guiding the club to five league titles during his tenure.


Hibernian
Founded: 1875
Stadium: Easter Road (20,421)
Last season: 7th in the Scottish Premier League

Hibernian are based in Edinburgh and are another team with European experience, having been semi-finalists in the European Cup in 1956.
Pat Fenlon’s side qualified for this season’s Europa League after finishing runners-up in the Scottish Cup.
Hibs have won the Scottish league four times, with their most recent piece of silverware being the 2007 Scottish League Cup.

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