Celtic and Motherwell will represent Scotland in the qualifying stages of the 2012/13 Champions League.
Neil Lennon’s SPL champions will enter the tournament on the Champions Path at the third qualifying round.
Third placed Motherwell are on the Non-Champions Path, also at the third qualifying round, at the expense of Rangers, who have not been recommended for a UEFA Club Licence.
This season’s SPL winners need to go through two qualifying rounds to reach the group stages for the first time since 2008/09.
Projecting Celtic’s potential opponents is a lengthy process. Six teams will enter at the first qualifying round stage, with the three winners joining a further 31 participants in round two.
The 17 winners of the second qualifying round will then be joined by Neil Lennon’s team, the winners of the Belgian Pro League and the Romanian Liga I.
Celtic are guaranteed seeds for the third qualifying round. Basel, should they progress from round two, are likely to be top seeds.
At present, it is difficult to project who the unseeded sides, and Celtic's likely opponents, in the third round will be.
Taking into account those who have already qualified for the second stage, and guessing those who progress, potential opponents could include HJK Helsinki, Molde FK, NK Maribor, Shamrock Rovers, Linfield, Ekranas or Hapoel Kiryat Shmona.
Should they progress, Celtic will again be seeded for the play-off round stage. No further teams enter at this stage, which is contested by the ten winners of the third qualifying round.
The third qualifying round will take place on July 31/August 1, with the second leg on August 7/8. Play-off round ties will take place on August 21/22 and August 28/29.
Celtic's potential opponents
Already qualified for the second stage are Basel (Switzerland), Ironi Kiryat Shmona (Israel), Dinamo Zagreb (Croatia), BATE Borisov (Belarus), Molde (Norway), Partizan (Serbia), Helsingborg (Sweden), HJK Helsinki (Finland), Shamrock Rovers (Ireland), Ekranas (Lithuania), Ventspils (Latvia), Neftchi Baku (Azerbaijan), Maribor (Slovenia), KR (Iceland), Shakhter Karagrandy (Kazakhstan), Flora Tallinn (Estonia), The New Saints (Wales) and Ulisses (Armenia).
Joining them will be the league winners from Czech Republic, Austria, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Poland, Slovakia, Bosnia, Hungary, Moldova, Georgia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Albania.
Four of the six participants in the first qualifying round have been confirmed: Linfield (Northern Ireland), B36 Torshavn (Faroe Islands), Lustianos (Andorra) and Valletta (Malta). The league winners from Luxembourg and San Marino will also participate.
The potential opponents for the Steelmen are far easier to speculate upon. Motherwell go in at the third qualifying round stage along with nine other teams, with the five winners then joining five other opponents in the play-off round.
Motherwell will be non-seeds at both stages. It is already clear that two of their potential, seeded opponents will be the teams which finish second and third in the Ukrainian and Portuguese leagues respectively.
As it stands, either Shakhtar Donetsk or Dynamo Kiev will finish second in Ukraine, with Benfica, Braga and Sporting Lisbon all in contention to come third in Portugal.
Their other potential opponents are dependant on which clubs finish in the applicable league positions and therefore it is not possible to calculate yet which other teams will be seeds and non-seeds.
Motherwell then could potentially face the second placed teams from Russia, Holland, Turkey, Denmark, Belgium and Romania, or the winners of the Greek Super League play-off.
Should they progress, they will again be unseeded and could either face a team joining them from the third qualifying round stage.
Five other teams join in the play-off round: the third placed finishers in France and Italy, the fourth placed team in Spain, German side Borussia Monchengladbach and the fourth placed team in England, or the team which finishes third if Chelsea win this season’s Champions League.
Like Celtic, their third qualifying round first leg game will take place on July 31/August 1, with the second leg on August 7/8. Play-off round ties will take place on August 21/22 and August 28/29.
The draw for the third qualifying round takes place on July 20, with the play-off round draw on August 10.
Motherwell's potential opponents
Third qualifying round
Dynamo Kiev (Ukraine)
Spartak Moscow (Russia)
Copenhagen, Nordsjaelland (Denmark)
Club Brugge (Belgium)
CFR Cluj, Rapid Bucharest, Vaslui, Dinamo Bucharest, Steaua Bucharest (Romania)
Panathinaikos, PAOL, Atromitos, AEK Athens (Greece)
Play-off round stage
Other four winners from third qualifying round stage
Borussia Monchengladbach (Germany)
Tottenham Hotspur or Chelsea (England)