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Friday 29 Aug 2008 09:17:00
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Pompey will find out their UEFA Cup fate at high noon on Friday and Chief Executive Peter Storrie is looking forward already to the challenge.

With the club looking set to be seeded, by virtue of the performance of English clubs in Europe in recent years, as they don't have any European pedigree themselves, there are still a number of tantalising names the club coluld be drawn against.

Borussia Dortmund, Napoli and Saint Etienne are all hovering around the 40-club cut-off point for the seeds and the final position won't be confirmed until just before the darw at noon BST. The draw can be followed on Eurosport channel live.

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'It's a great honour and absolutely fantastic for the club, you can't help but be excited by it,' Storrie told The News.

'This will be our first taste of Europe – let's hope it won't be our only taste.

'I didn't even get to this moment at West Ham when I was chief executive there, so is really is all new to me. I'm as excited as anyone.

'There will be representatives at the draw from some great clubs in the European game and Pompey will be among them.

'I must admit, I'm unsure about seeding or how it's going to work, but there is still a lot to be decided on that front with matches taking place tonight.

'Even after the draw we will be busy with all the match arrangements which have to be finalised directly afterwards.

'Tomorrow will be a fantastic occasion for everyone involved with the club though, it's great to be involved in a competition like this.

'Obviously we don't want anyone too strong but the main thing is we are there. And I can't wait to see who we are going to get.'

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