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Seedings set for draw

The seedings have been released for Friday's UEFA Europa League play-off draw, which takes place in Nyon from 13.00CET and is streamed live on UEFA.com.

Seedings set for draw
Seedings set for draw ©UEFA.com

The seedings have been released for Friday's UEFA Europa League play-off draw, which takes place in Nyon from 13.00CET, with Iceland's Stjarnan and Kazakhstan's FC Aktobe lining up alongside FC Internazionale Milano, Tottenham Hotspur FC and Olympique Lyonnais. The draw will be streamed live in the UEFA.com DrawCentre, opening at 11.00CET.

Draw procedure
Groups 1-5
• All the clubs within the five ten-team groups are ordered randomly and identified by a number: 1 to 5 for the seeded sides and 6 to 10 for the unseeded.

• Two bowls will be prepared, one containing the balls with slips of paper numbered 1 to 5 for the seeded teams and the other containing the balls with slips of paper numbered 6 to 10 for the unseeded.

• A ball will be taken from each bowl and placed in an empty bowl in the middle, where they will be shuffled. One of the two balls is drawn at random, then opened to display the number (i.e. club) it contains, playing at home in the first leg. The second ball is drawn to complete the pairing. The result of this draw applies for all five groups.

• The same procedure is carried out with the remaining balls to complete all the pairings.

Group 6
There are 12 teams in this group; all the clubs are ordered randomly and identified by a number: 1 to 6 for the seeded sides and 7 to 12 for the unseeded. The draw is then made in the same fashion as for the previous groups.

Note: Legia Warszawa have replaced Celtic FC in the draw due to a UEFA disciplinary decision.

Draw pots – seeds in bold

Group 1
1 FC Lokomotiv Moskva (RUS)
2 VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach (GER)
3 AC Sparta Praha (CZE)
4 Villarreal CF (ESP)
5 BSC Young Boys (SUI)
6 FK Sarajevo (BIH)
7 Apollon Limassol FC (CYP)
8 PEC Zwolle (NED)
9 FC Astana (KAZ)
10 Debreceni VSC (HUN)

Group 2
1 Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC (ISR)
2 FC Zürich (SUI)
3 CD Nacional (POR)
4 Tottenham Hotspur FC (ENG)
5 FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (UKR)
6 FC Spartak Trnava (SVK)
7 Asteras Tripolis FC (GRE)
8 FC Dinamo Minsk (BLR)
9 AEL Limassol FC (CYP)
10 HNK Hajduk Split (CRO)

Group 3
1 GNK Dinamo Zagreb (CRO)
2 FC Twente (NED)
4 SK Rapid Wien (AUT)
5 Trabzonspor AŞ (TUR)
6 Qarabağ FK (AZE)
7 FC Petrolul Ploieşti (ROU)
8 FC Zimbru Chisinau (MDA)
9 HJK Helsinki (FIN)
10 FC Rostov (RUS)

Group 4
1 FC Dinamo Moskva (RUS)
2 Torino FC (ITA)
3 Hull City (ENG)
4 Legia Warszawa (POL)
5 Olympique Lyonnais (FRA)
6 RNK Split (CRO)
7 AC Omonia (CYP)
8 KSC Lokeren OV (BEL)
9 FC Aktobe (KAZ)
10 FC Astra (ROU)

Group 5
1 FC Metalist Kharkiv (UKR)
2 FK Partizan (SRB)
3 AS Saint-Étienne (FRA)
4 Rio Ave FC (POR)
5 PSV Eindhoven (NED)
6 Neftçi PFK (AZE)
7 Ruch Chorzów (POL)
8 Kardemir Karabükspor (TUR)
9 IF Elfsborg (SWE)
10 FC Shakhtyor Soligorsk (BLR)

Group 6
1 Feyenoord (NED)
2 FC Internazionale Milano (ITA)
3 Real Sociedad de Fútbol (ESP)
4 FC Sheriff (MDA)
5 Panathinaikos FC (GRE)
6 Club Brugge KV (BEL)
7 Stjarnan (ISL)
8 FC Midtjylland (DEN)
9 HNK Rijeka (CRO)
10 Grasshopper Club (SUI)
11 FC Zorya Luhansk (UKR)
12 FC Krasnodar (RUS)

How they qualified

New arrivals (18): Apollon Limassol FC (CYP), FC Internazionale Milano (ITA), KSC Lokeren OV (BEL), FC Lokomotiv Moskva (RUS), FC Metalist Kharkiv (UKR), FC Midtjylland (DEN), VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach (GER), CD Nacional (POR), PAOK FC (GRE), SK Rapid Wien (AUT), FC Rostov (RUS), AS Saint-Étienne (FRA), Tottenham Hotspur FC (ENG), Trabzonspor AŞ (TUR), FC Twente (NED), Villarreal CF (ESP), FC Zürich (SUI), PEC Zwolle (NED).

Transfers from UEFA Champions League (15): AEL Limassol FC (CYP), FC Aktobe (KAZ), Debreceni VSC (HUN), GNK Dinamo Zagreb (CRO), FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (UKR), Feyenoord (NED), Grasshopper Club (SUI), HJK Helsinki (FIN), Legia Warszawa (POL), Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC (ISR), Panathinaikos FC (GRE), FK Partizan (SRB), Qarabağ FK (AZE), FC Sheriff (MDA), AC Sparta Praha (CZE).

Qualifiers from third qualifying round (29): FC Astana (KAZ), Asteras Tripolis FC (GRE), FC Astra (ROU), Club Brugge KV (BEL), FC Dinamo Minsk (BLR), FC Dinamo Moskva (RUS), IF Elfsborg (SWE), HNK Hajduk Split (CRO), Hull City (ENG), Kardemir Karabükspor (TUR), FC Krasnodar (RUS), Olympique Lyonnais (FRA), Neftçi PFK (AZE), AC Omonia (CYP), FC Petrolul Ploieşti (ROU), PSV Eindhoven (NED), Real Sociedad de Fútbol (ESP), HNK Rijeka (CRO), Rio Ave FC (POR), Ruch Chorzów (POL), FK Sarajevo (BIH), FC Shakhtyor Soligorsk (BLR), FC Spartak Trnava (SVK), RNK Split (CRO), Stjarnan (ISL), Torino FC (ITA), BSC Young Boys (SUI), FC Zimbru Chisinau (MDA), FC Zorya Luhansk (UKR).

The full list of 2014/15 participants is available here.

Our live coverage begins at 11.00CET in the revamped UEFA.com DrawCentre, including a stream of the draw from 13.00CET.

Seedings: The teams are split into six groups for the draw (five of ten and one of 12). Within the groups, an equal number of sides are seeded and unseeded in accordance with the club rankings established at the start of the season.