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Coming soon: group stage standings

Coming soon: group stage standings

The group standings will appear here after the draw is made in Monaco on 28 August.

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2015 runners-up Dnipro start in the group stage

Confirmed in group stage
FC Schalke 04 (GER) coefficient: 111.883
SSC Napoli (ITA): 84.102
Tottenham Hotspur FC (ENG): 84.078
Villarreal CF (ESP): 58.999
Olympique de Marseille (FRA): 55.483
FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (UKR): 52.033
SC Braga (POR): 51.776
ACF Fiorentina (ITA): 49.102
RSC Anderlecht (BEL): 47.440
Liverpool FC (ENG): 47.078
Beşiktaş JK (TUR): 36.520
FC Lokomotiv Moskva (RUS): 23.099
FC Augsburg (GER): 15.883
Asteras Tripolis FC (GRE): 13.380
FC Groningen (NED): 8.695
FC Sion (SUI): 8.375

They will be joined by the 22 play-off round winners and the ten teams defeated in the UEFA Champions League play-off round.

Match dates
Matchday one: 17 September
Matchday two: 1 October
Matchday three: 22 October
Matchday four: 5 November
Matchday five: 26 November
Matchday six: 10 December

Last updated: 13/07/15 12.41CET

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Road to the final

The UEFA Europa League comprises three qualifying rounds, a play-off round, a group stage and five knockout rounds.

Qualifying
In matches in the three qualifying rounds and the play-offs, clubs play two matches against each other on a home-and-away basis. The club which scores the greater aggregate of goals qualifies for the next round, with away goals and then penalties used to determine the winner in the event of a draw.

Group stage
The play-off round winners join the ten losers from the UEFA Champions League play-offs and automatic entrants. The clubs are split into 12 groups of four teams, playing home and away against each of their pool opponents between September and December. Two sides from each section advance, proceeding into the round of 32 alongside eight third-placed teams from the UEFA Champions League group stage.

Knockout phase
From the last 32 until the semi-finals, clubs play two games against each other on a home-and-away basis with the same rules as the qualifying and play-off rounds applied. In the last 32, group winners and the four third-placed sides from the UEFA Champions League with the best records are seeded, guaranteeing they will play the second leg at home. Teams from the same group or the same association cannot be drawn together. From the round of 16 onwards the draw is free.

Final
The final is decided by a single match, which this season will be played at the Juventus Arena, Turin on Wednesday 14 May 2014.

Further details, including the criteria for separating teams that finish level on points in a group, can be found in the official competition regulations.

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