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UEFA Europa League play-off draw results

Former UEFA Cup winners Ajax will take on Jablonec while Borussia Dortmund's tie with Odd and Bordeaux versus Kairat were other play-off draw highlights.

Play-off draw ©Getty Images for UEFA

Former UEFA Cup winners Ajax will begin their UEFA Europa League campaign against Jablonec after the draw for the 2015/16 play-offs was made in Nyon, Switzerland.

Champions in 1992, Ajax were eliminated from the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round by Rapid Wien this week and are set to host the first leg against Czech rivals Jablonec. In other high-profile ties, Borussia Dortmund take on Norway's Odd and Bordeaux meet Kairat – with a distance of 5,947km between the two clubs.

Elsewhere, European debutants Altach, of Austria, meet Portugal's Belenenses while Rabotnicki, bidding to become the first club from FYR Macedonia to reach the group stage, take on Rubin Kazan.

Play-off round draw

Altach (AUT) v Belenenses (POR)
Steaua Bucureşti (ROU) v Rosenborg (NOR)
Viktoria Plzeň (CZE) v Vojvodina (SRB)
Ajax (NED) v Jablonec (CZE)*
Molde (NOR) v Standard Liège (BEL)
Žilina (SVK) v Athletic Club (ESP)
Zorya Luhansk (UKR) v Legia Warszawa (POL)
Milsami Orhei (MDA) v Saint-Étienne (FRA)
Young Boys (SUI) v Qarabağ (AZE)
PAOK (GRE) v Brøndby (DEN)
Girondins de Bordeaux (FRA) v Kairat Almaty (KAZ)
Dinamo Minsk (BLR) v FC Salzburg (AUT)
Slovan Liberec (CZE) v Hajduk Split (CRO)
Qäbälä (AZE) v Panathinaikos (GRE)*
Astra Giurgiu (ROU) v AZ Alkmaar (NED)
FC Krasnodar (RUS) v HJK Helsinki (FIN)
Lech Poznań (POL) v Videoton (HUN)
Rabotnicki (MKD) v Rubin Kazan (RUS)
Atromitos (GRE) v Fenerbahçe (TUR)
Southampton (ENG) v Midtjylland (DEN)
Odds BK (NOR) v Borussia Dortmund (GER)
Sparta Praha (CZE) v FC Thun (SUI)*

*Home and away sides reversed since the draw was made

• Ties are played on 20 and 27 August with the 22 winners going into the group stage draw in Monaco on 28 August along with 16 automatic entrants and the ten teams defeated in the UEFA Champions League play-off draw.

Dnipro start in the group stage
Dnipro start in the group stage©Sportsfile

Bye to group stage: Schalke 04 (GER), Napoli (ITA), Tottenham Hotspur  (ENG), Villarreal (ESP), Olympique de Marseille (FRA), Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (UKR), Braga (POR), Fiorentina (ITA) , Anderlecht (BEL), Liverpool (ENG), Beşiktaş (TUR), Lokomotiv Moskva (RUS), Augsburg (GER), Asteras Tripolis (GRE), FC Groningen (NED), Sion (SUI)

Road to Basel
Group stage ...
Matchday one: 17 September
Matchday two: 1 October
Matchday three: 22 October
Matchday four: 5 November
Matchday five: 26 November
Matchday six: 10 December

Transfer to round of 32 from UEFA Champions League: 8 third-place group finishers

St. Jakob-Park hosts the final
St. Jakob-Park hosts the final©Getty Images

Round of 32 draw: 14 December, Nyon
Round of 32, first leg: 18 February
Round of 32, second leg: 25 February
Round of 16 draw: 26 February (tbc), Nyon
Round of 16, first leg: 10 March
Round of 16, second leg: 17 March
Quarter-final draw: 18 March, Nyon
Quarter-final, first leg: 7 April
Quarter-final, second leg: 14 April
Semi-final draw: 15 April
Semi-final, first leg: 28 Apeil
Semi-final, second leg: 5 May
Final: 20.45CET, 18 May, St. Jakob-Park