Slovakia prepares to welcome Hull on Euro debut

Hull City manager Steve Bruce.

Hull City manager Steve Bruce.

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HULL CITY will make their European debut in Slovakia after FK AS Trencin withstood a fierce second leg fightback last night to book a place in the third qualifying round.

Trencin, runners-up in Slovakia last season, seemed certainties to qualify after winning last week’s first leg 4-0 in their own country.

However, two first half goals last night from Vojdovina in the return suddenly brought the tie back to life.

A third goal in the second half then left the visitors sweating as the Serbian side threw everything at them only to just fail as Trencin went through 4-3 on aggregate.

Hull will travel to Zilina - around 45 miles north of Trencin, where the 11,000-capacity Stadio pod Dubnom meets UEFA regulations - next Thursday for the first leg with the return at the KC Stadium on August 7.

If Hull beat Trencin, they will need to get through one more qualifying round to reach the group stage.

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