Saints' European opponents confirmed

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Steve Lomas' St Johnstone to face Eskisehirspor in the Europa League
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Steve Lomas' St Johnstone to face Eskisehirspor in the Europa League

St Johnstone now know they will face Eskisehirspor in the second qualifying round for the 2012/13 Europa League.

The Saints' Turkish opposition remained uncertain following an appeal from Besiktas to the Court of Arbitration for Sport after the club were excluded from UEFA competitions in May on financial fair play grounds.

CAS confirmed that appeal had been dismissed and Steve Lomas' side can now prepare for their two-legged tie with Eskisehirspor, a team based in the north west of Turkey.

UEFA also confirmed the first leg will take place at Eskisehirspor's 18,500-seater Ataturk Stadium on July 19, with the return leg at McDiarmid Park a week later.

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