It has been confirmed that Barry Town United will face an away tie against NSÍ Runavík of the Faroe Islands in the one-legged preliminary round of the 2020/21 UEFA Europa on Thursday 20th August.
Founded in 1957, NSÍ first played in Europe in 2003, before winning the Faroe Islands Premier League for the first time four years later. That is their only league title to date, but they have won the Faroe Islands Cup three times – in 1986, 2002 and 2017.
NSÍ are now UEFA Europa League regulars but have never got past the first qualifying round, playing against teams such as Fulham and Hibernian in the past. NSÍ qualified for this season’s competition by finishing third in the 2019 Faroe Islands Premier League. In the 2020 campaign, which started in May, they are currently fourth.
With club colours of yellow and black, their entire squad is Faroese with many international caps between them, while they are managed by Swede Glenn Ståhl, who was appointed at the start of the current Faroese season. As previously announced, UEFA have ruled that the fixture must take place behind closed doors in the interests of both safety and to ensure no unfair advantage to any team given the new one-legged format.
Details of how you can follow the game will be announced in the coming days. You can keep up with Barry Town United on their website here.