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UEFA Cup Draw

Aston Villa will play FH Hafnarfjardar of Iceland in the second qualifying round of the UEFA Cup.

The first leg is to be played at Villa Park on Thursday 14th August, with the away leg being played on Thursday 28th August.

Aston Villa had beaten Odense BK (agg 3-2) in the Intertoto Cup to secure a place in the draw.

Martin O'Neill told the official site:

"We're excited just to be in the draw first of all. We had two tough games against Odense and now we're determined to do as well as possible.

"The fans showed last weekend they have an appetite for European football and I'm sure they'll back us against FH Hafnarfjardar."




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The Journalist

Writer: Dan Jones  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday August 1 2008

Time: 1:10PM

Your Comments

Who?
young_jonah
I would second young_jonah's reaction - WHO? Never heard of such a team.
chelseaforever
Just checked the official site, says they are top of the Icelandic league.
young_jonah
Lets hope the ganme is over at after the 1st leg at home.
Tez86
Like I said, it sounds like Steve Martins character in 'The Man With Two Brains'
DeanoVilla
That's not even a word .... I don't believe this is really a team!! Lol
Rocky7
According to multiple media sources it's "a kind draw" for the Villa. Let's hope they're right; we don't want another tester a la Odense!
Athens Villa
last time we drew a icelandic team we won the european cup.....
sdcman
Same again then..
Eircol
Would love to go to Iceland, cool country. This draw will do, could have been a lot worse.
The Fear
Deano that is quite possibly the funniest post I have ever read, I aint stopped laughing!!!!!
erv2005
this team is not much better than the Faroese team.
Faroe_villa_rules
Yeah I remember people saying the same about Varteks, kind draw and that. Err, no.
young_jonah
Looks like the home and away legs will be switched around. Away first, home second.
Adam Deuce
Where did you hear that Adam Deuce?
young_jonah
Guzan permit been confirmed on the OS
johnnyuk
you lie! thats not a word! it sounds like uefa got confused with the draw for the teams and the bag of scrabble letters and that was the best word they can make.
bobbyfett
Sound easy, with some defensive cover, don't see why progressing should be a problem.
JOHN.CAREWS.CREW
Love the name though lol! Hafnarfjardar
JOHN.CAREWS.CREW
They are known as FH for short lets hope that stands for ****in hopeless..
col8
Great draw but these Scandinavian countries are so expensive to visit especially if you like a tot! Looks like a stint of overtime then!
bellywipes
Didn't know that Shopping chain had a team though............maybe we could sell them some fresh veg instead of all that frozen crap!
bellywipes
Brings back many happy memories of beating Valur of Iceland 6-0 over two legs, on our way to lifting the European Champions Cup back in '82.
glensider
Some very decent teams in this seasons UEFA Cup tournament. Hopefully we can stick around long enough to enjoy some long overdue european nights at B6.
glensider
 

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