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Europa League group stage live draw: seeding pots

The group stage draw will be streamed live in UEFA.com's DrawCentre from 13:00CET on Friday, with all 48 hopefuls decided and the four seeding pots confirmed.

Europa League group stage live draw: seeding pots
Europa League group stage live draw: seeding pots ©Getty Images for UEFA

The UEFA Europa League group stage draw will be streamed live on UEFA.com from 13:00CEST, with 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 11:30CEST.

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 15 and 29 September, 20 October, 3 and 24 November and 8 December.

FULL SEASON CALENDAR

Schalke are the top-ranked side in the competition
Schalke are the top-ranked side in the competition©Getty Images

Pot 1
Schalke (GER)
Zenit (RUS)
Manchester United (ENG)
Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR)
Athletic Club (ESP)
Olympiacos (GRE)
Villarreal (ESP)
Ajax (NED)
Internazionale Milano (ITA)
Fiorentina (ITA)
Anderlecht (BEL)
Viktoria Plzeň (CZE)

Top ten 2015/16 Europa League goals
Top ten 2015/16 Europa League goals

Pot 2
AZ Alkmaar (NED)
Braga (POR)
Salzburg (AUT)
Roma (ITA)
Fenerbahçe (TUR)
Sparta Praha (CZE)
PAOK (GRE)
Steaua Bucureşti (ROU)
Genk (BEL)
APOEL (CYP)
Standard Liège (BEL)
St-Étienne (FRA)

Top five 2015/16 Europa League set pieces
Top five 2015/16 Europa League set pieces

Pot 3
Gent (BEL)
Young Boys (SUI)
Krasnodar (RUS)
Rapid Wien (AUT)
Slovan Liberec (CZE)
Celta Vigo (ESP)
Maccabi Tel-Aviv (ISR)
Feyenoord (NED)
Austria Wien (AUT)
Mainz (GER)
Zürich (SUI)
Southampton (ENG)

Group stage debutants Sassuolo
Group stage debutants Sassuolo©Getty Images

Pot 4
Panathinaikos (GRE)
Sassuolo (ITA)
Qarabağ (AZE)
Astana (KAZ)
Nice (FRA)
Zorya Luhansk (UKR)
Astra Giurgiu (ROU)
Konyaspor (TUR)
Osmanlıspor (TUR)
Qäbälä (AZE)
Hapoel Beer-Sheva (ISR)
Dundalk (IRL)