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Ten play-off fallers join Europa League entrants

Ajax, APOEL, Dundalk, Hapoel Beer-Sheva, Roma, Salzburg, Steaua, Viktoria Plzeň, Villarreal and Young Boys have transferred from the UEFA Champions League to the UEFA Europa League.

Steaua are among the clubs parachuting into the UEFA Europa League group stage
Steaua are among the clubs parachuting into the UEFA Europa League group stage ©AFP/Getty Images

Ajax, Roma and Villarreal are among the ten clubs that have transferred to the UEFA Europa League group stage after losing their UEFA Champions League play-off ties

Teams transferring to UEFA Europa League group stage:
Ajax (NED)
APOEL (CYP)
Dundalk (IRL)
Hapoel Beer-Sheva (ISR)
Roma (ITA)
Salzburg
Steaua București (ROU)
Viktoria Plzeň (CZE)
Villarreal (ESP)
Young Boys (SUI)

For both Dundalk and Beer-Sheva, it is a first appearance in a UEFA club competiton group stage. Villarreal, on the other hand, have got through the UEFA Europa League group stage a joint-record four times.

The line-up will be completed by the 22 UEFA Europa League play-off winners on Thursday, after which the four seeding pots and the draw procedure will be confirmed. The group stage draw is streamed live in the UEFA.com DrawCentre from 13:00CET on Friday.

Mourinho's Manchester United are in the group stage
Mourinho's Manchester United are in the group stage©Getty Images

Teams with byes to UEFA Europa League group stage:
Schalke (GER)
Zenit (RUS)
Manchester United (ENG)
Athletic Club (ESP)
Internazionale Milano (ITA)
Fiorentina (ITA)
Braga (POR)
Standard Liège (BEL)
Celta Vigo (ESP)
Feyenoord (NED)
Mainz (GER)
Zürich (SUI)
Southampton (ENG)
Nice (FRA)
Zorya Luhansk (UKR)
Konyaspor (TUR)