Hapoel Be’erSheva’s quest to reach this season’s Champions League will begin with a two-legged tie against Hungarian champions Budapest Honvéd.
The side will need to navigate their way past three ties if they’re to reach the first round of the competition, having lost out in agonising fashion last season when they were a missed penalty away from knocking out Celtic in the third and final play-off tie,
The first match in Israel will take place on either 11/12 July, with the return leg in Hungary a week later.
Israel’s three Europa League sides also found out who they’ll be facing in their qualifying ties. In the first qualifying round, Maccabi Tel Aviv take on Albanian side KF Tirana, while Beitar Jerusalem, who today announced they’d signed Yossi Benayoun, face Hungarian side Vasas FC. The first leg takes place on 29 June, with the return leg on 6 July.
Bnei Yehuda Tel-Aviv, who won the Israeli State Cup last month, will take part in the second qualifying round. They have been drawn to face either Slovakian side AS Trenčín or Gerogian side FC Torpedo.