As it usually happens every year at this time, teams from not so big European leagues take their first steps in Europe.
The 1st qualifying round in Champions & Conference League it started during the week, with countless villages… villages, as we say, jokingly fighting for the dream of qualifying for the groups.
However, there are cases where these groups they do represent villages.
So according to The Sweeper page, the smallest region that saw its club take part in the first phase of the qualifiers is… Nor?ragota from the Faroe Islands!
Pronounced, in all probability, Norayot, and constitutes a village of only 648 inhabitantswhich has seen the local quite often in recent years Vikingur to compete in Europe – and won two championships, in 2016 and 2017.
With a triple-digit number of souls residing in the picturesque village of Easturoy Island, it wins first place, while in a few days the pride of the region will see Inter Clube d’Escaldes, aiming to overturn a 2-1 defeat in Andorra and get the qualification.
In second place on the list is Montegiardino with 1,003 inhabitants from San Marino with La Fioritawhile the trio is closed by the considerably more populous Balzan from Malta, with 4,689.
??? Smallest places represented in the first qualifying round of the European club competitions:
???? Norway (648 inhabitants)
???? Montegiardino (1,003)
???? Balzan (4,689)
???? Klaksvik (5,024)
???? Kline (5,542)
???? Vaduz (5,747)
???? Niederkorn (7,272)
???? Paide (7,926) pic.twitter.com/moUNuyZdkJ
— The Sweeper (@SweeperPod) July 14, 2023
Source: Sport Fm
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