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Europa League group stage draw seeding pots

The group stage draw will be streamed live in UEFA.com's DrawCentre from 13.00CET today, with all 48 hopefuls decided and the four seeding pots confirmed.

UEFA Europa League group stage draw pots
UEFA Europa League group stage draw pots ©UEFA.com

The UEFA Europa League group stage draw will be streamed live on UEFA.com from 13.00CET today and all 48 contenders now decided and the seeding pots confirmed. The UEFA.com DrawCentre will be live with the build-up from Monaco and across Europe from 11.00CET.

Sixteen teams will begin their European season in this round, while ten  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 22 spots.

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 and no team from Russia can play one from Ukraine.

The full group stage fixture list will be available later on Friday. The matches will be held on 17 September, 1 and 22 October, 5 and 26 November and 10 December.


Top-ranked Schalke
Top-ranked Schalke©Getty Images

Pot 1
Schalke (GER)
Borussia Dortmund (GER)
FC Basel (SUI)
Napoli (ITA)
Tottenham (ENG)
Ajax (NED)
Villarreal (ESP)
Rubin Kazan (RUS)
Athletic Club (ESP)
Sporting CP (POR)
Marseille (FRA)
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (UKR)

Pot 2
Braga (POR)
Fiorentina (ITA)
Lazio (ITA)
Anderlecht (BEL)
Liverpool (ENG)
AZ Alkmaar (NED)
Viktoria Plzeň (CZE)
Club Brugge (BEL)
Celtic (SCO)
Beşiktaş (TUR)

Monaco had a fine European campaign in 2014/15
Monaco had a fine European campaign in 2014/15©AFP/Getty Images

Pot 3
Monaco (FRA)
Sparta Praha (CZE)
Fenerbahçe (TUR)
Legia Warszawa (POL)
Bordeaux (FRA)
Lokomotiv Moskva (RUS)
Lech Poznań (POL)
Saint-Étienne (FRA)
Slovan Liberec (CZE)
Augsburg (GER)
Rapid Wien (AUT)
Krasnodar (RUS)

Qäbälä: the lowest-ranked team
Qäbälä: the lowest-ranked team©Abbas Zahidi

Pot 4
Partizan (SRB)
Asteras Tripolis (GRE)
Belenenses (POR)
Rosenborg (NOR)
Qarabağ (AZE)
Molde (NOR)
Dinamo Minsk (BLR)
Groningen (NED)
Sion (SUI)
Midtjylland (DEN)
Skënderbeu (ALB)
Qäbälä (AZE)