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Group contenders ready for draw

Published: Friday 30 August 2013, 11.52CET
The group stage draw will be streamed live on UEFA.com from 13.00CET on Friday with all 48 contenders now decided and the four seeding pots confirmed.
Group contenders ready for draw
The Grimaldi Forum in Monaco ready for the draw ©Getty Images
 
 
Published: Friday 30 August 2013, 11.52CET

Group contenders ready for draw

The group stage draw will be streamed live on UEFA.com from 13.00CET on Friday with all 48 contenders now decided and the four seeding pots confirmed.

The UEFA Europa League group stage draw will be streamed live on UEFA.com from 13.00CET on Friday with all 48 contenders now decided and the seeding pots confirm.

Seven teams will begin their European season in this round while nine clubs have transferred after losing UEFA Champions League play-offs. On Thursday, the UEFA Europa League play-off second legs took place, filling a further 30 spots.

The at 09.00CET on Friday a draw was held among those eliminated from the play-offs to fill the place of Fenerbahçe SK, who have been excluded. APOEL FC were selected.

Then, at 11.00CET, AZ Alkmaar and Atromitos FC played the remaining 31 minutes of their tie. The second leg was abandoned on 59 minutes on Thursday after a stadium evacuation. When the game was stopped, AZ trailed 1-0 on the night but led 3-2 on aggregate. Under Articles 11.04 and 11.05 of the official competition regulations, the match resumes from the point of abandonment, and although Atromitos scored again, AZ progressed on away goals.

The 48 entrants are split into four seeding pots based on their club coefficients, with each of the 12 groups to contain one team from each tier. No club can meet a side from their own association.

The full group stage fixture list will be available 60 minutes after the draw ceremony. Matches will be on 19 September, 3 and 24 October, 7 and 28 November and 12 December.

Group stage draw
Pot 1

Valencia CF (ESP)
Olympique Lyonnais (FRA)
Tottenham Hotspur FC (ENG)
FC Dynamo Kyiv (UKR)
PSV Eindhoven (NED)
FC Girondins de Bordeaux (FRA)
FC Rubin Kazan (RUS)
Sevilla FC (ESP)
R. Standard de Liège (BEL)
ACF Fiorentina (ITA)
SS Lazio (ITA)
AZ Alkmaar (NED)

Pot 2
APOEL FC (CYP)
PAOK FC (GRE)
FC Salzburg (AUT)
KRC Genk (BEL)
GNK Dinamo Zagreb (CRO)
FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (UKR)
Trabzonspor AŞ (TUR)
FC Anji Makhachkala (RUS)
Real Betis Balompié (ESP)
Wigan Athletic FC (ENG)
Swansea City AFC (ENG)
SC Freiburg (GER)

Pot 3
Eintracht Frankfurt (GER)
Vitória SC (POR)
Legia Warszawa (POL)
Maccabi Haifa FC (ISR)
SK Rapid Wien (AUT)
FC Paços de Ferreira (POR)
Estoril Praia (POR)
FC Sheriff (MDA)
FC Chornomorets Odesa (UKR)
NK Maribor (SVN)
FC Kuban Krasnodar (RUS)
IF Elfsborg (SWE)

Pot 4
Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC (ISR)
FC Slovan Liberec (CZE)
FC Thun (SUI)
SV Zulte Waregem (BEL)
Apollon Limassol FC (CYP)
Tromsø IL (NOR)
FC St Gallen (SUI)
Esbjerg fB (DEN)
HNK Rijeka (CRO)
CS Pandurii Târgu Jiu (ROU)
PFC Ludogorets Razgrad (BUL)
FC Shakhter Karagandy (KAZ)

Last updated: 05/09/13 23.46CET

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