The draw for the second most important European competition has defined "Ventspils" to play with the Icelandic "ValueRAM", which to date, after eight rounds leads the standings of the national championship (6 wins, 1 draw and 1 defeat). Last season "Valur" took only fifth place, but winning the ticket to the European competitions thanks to the victory in the Cup.
"Liepaja" got the Northern Ireland "Crusaders" is one of the oldest clubs in the country (founded in 1898). In season 2016/17 finished second in the championship, missing the title just to finish the season in favor of the "Lynnfield".
The most serious opponent dropped "Jelgava" — "Ferencvaros" — the most popular and titled club of Ukraine (29-time national champion and 23-times Cup winner of the country). In the 60-ies of the last century became the winner of the fairs Cup (predecessor of UEFA Cup and Europa League). In season 2016/17 "Fradi" finished in fourth place.
The matches of the second qualifying round of the Europa League-2017/18 will be held on 29 June and 6 July. "Ventspils" will hold the first match at home, "Liepaja" and "Jelgava" begin.