With the World Cup in South Africa now at an end, it is time to turn our attention to the Champions League second qualifying round that begins on July 13.
A number of European minnows still remain in the competition and they will be dreaming of reaching the group stages to face the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea, Real Madrid and online sportsbook favourites Barcelona.
Despite some less than household names ready to fight it out for the chance to win through to the final qualifying round, there are a couple of established European sides that will be out to avoid a potential banana skin.
Czech Republic powerhouses Sparta Prague must travel to Latvia with SK Liepajas Metalurgs in front of them.
Metalurgs caused a stir last season by seeing off perennial champions Skonto Riga and Jozef Chovanec's men must be on their guard to stave off the threat of highly-rated striker Deniss Rakels.
Croatian side Dinamo Zagreb welcome Slovenia's FC Koper and the hosts will accept nothing other than a comfortable victory.
Red Bull Salzburg will be hoping to put HB Torshavn of the Faroe Islands to the sword.
Salzburg performed admirably in the continent's secondary club competition last term as they beat Lazio, Villarreal and Levski Sofia home and away before narrowly falling to Standard Liege in the last 32.
Belfast-based Linfield take on a formidable challenge in Rosenborg.
The Norwegians have won nine national championships in the previous 12 years and, with a number of attempts in the Champions League group stages, they have the experience to win through this one.
BATE Borisov, who dramatically qualified for the 2008/09 Champions League group stage, take on FH Hafnarfjordur of Iceland.
Borisov, from Belarus, enjoyed tests against Real Madrid, Juventus and Zenit St Petersburg during their adventure two seasons ago.
Serbia's Partizan, who have won a hat-trick of league titles, take on FC Pyunik of Armenia.
The Serbs have staved off the recent challenge of fierce rivals Red Stad Belgrade on the domestic front and they will fancy their chances of grabbing a berth in the group stage.
English referee Mark Clattenburg will take charge of a tough clash between Hapoel Tel-Aviv of Israel and Bosnia-Herzegovina's Zeljeznicar.
Elsewhere, Republic of Ireland hopefuls Bohemians face a relative derby clash against The News Saints of Wales.