Europa League draw LIVE! Arsenal and Man United find out group-stage opponents

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Europa League draw LIVE! Arsenal and Man United find out group-stage opponents

Europa League draw - LIVE!

Arsenal and Manchester United are among those who found out their group-stage opponents this afternoon as the Europa League draw takes place. It’s less than two weeks until the action on the pitch gets underway, with the six matches all then taking place in the space of two months ahead of the World Cup.

For the Gunners it’s a return to European competition, after a season away, while Manchester United drop down after being in the Champions League last campaign before they were beaten by Atletico Madrid. Roma are also one of the favourites, qualifying as a result of winning the inaugural Europa Conference League.

Group A: Arsenal, PSV Eindhoven, Bodø/Glimt, Zurich

Group B: Dynamo Kiev, Rennes, Fenerbahce, AEK Larnaca

Group C: Roma, Ludogorets, Real Betis, HJK

Group D: Braga, Malmö, Union Berlin, St Gilloise

Group E: Manchester United, Real Sociedad, Sheriff, Omonoia

Group F: Lazio, Feyenoord, Midtylland, Sturm Graz

Group G: Olympiacos, Qarabag, Freiburg, Nantes

Group H: Crvena zvezda, Monaco, Ferencvaros, Trabzonspor

Europa League draw latest news

  • Arsenal up against PSV in Group A

  • Man United given Real Sociedad test

  • Groups in full

  • Europa League group-stage schedule

Groups in full

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Group A: Arsenal, PSV Eindhoven, Bodø/Glimt, Zurich

Group B: Dynamo Kiev, Rennes, Fenerbahce, AEK Larnaca

Group C: Roma, Ludogorets, Real Betis, HJK

Group D: Braga, Malmö, Union Berlin, St Gilloise

Group E: Manchester United, Real Sociedad, Sheriff, Omonoia

Group F: Lazio, Feyenoord, Midtylland, Sturm Graz

Group G: Olympiacos, Qarabag, Freiburg, Nantes

Group H: Crvena zvezda, Monaco, Ferencvaros, Trabzonspor

Group G: Olympiacos, Qarabag, Freiburg, Nantes

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Group H: Crvena Zvezda, Monaco, Ferencvaros, Trabzonspor

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Group F: Lazio, Feyenoord, Midtjylland, Sturm Graz

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Group D: Braga, Malmo, Union Berlin, Union Saint-Gilloise

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Group C: Roma, Ludogorets, Real Betis, Helsinki

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Group E: Manchester United, Real Sociedad, Sheriff, Omonia

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Group B: Dynamo Kyiv, Rennes, Fenerbahce, Larnaca

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Group A: Arsenal, PSV, Bodo/Glimt, Zurich

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Group H: Crvena Zvezda, Monaco, Ferencvaros

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Group G: Olympiacos, Qarabag, Freiburg

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Group D: Braga, Malmo, Union Berlin

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Group F: Lazio, Feyenoord, Midtjylland

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Group E: Manchester United, Real Sociedad, Sheriff

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Group C: Roma, Ludogorets, Real Betis

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Group B: Dynamo Kyiv, Rennes, Fenerbahce

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Group A: Arsenal, PSV, Bodo/Glimt

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Group H: Crvena Zvezda, Monaco

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Group G: Olympiacos, Qarabag

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Group F: Lazio, Feyenoord

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Group E: Manchester United, Real Sociedad

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Group D: Braga, Malmo

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Group C: Roma, Ludogorets

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Group B: Dynamo Kyiv, Rennes

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Group A: Arsenal, PSV

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Group H: Crvena Zvezda

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Group G: Olympiacos

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Group F: Lazio

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Group D: Braga

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Group E: Manchester United

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Significant coughing going on already on stage. Not ideal with 28 teams still to go.

Group C: Roma

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Group B: Dynamo Kyiv

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Group A: Arsenal

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First out the hat. Has to be a good omen, Arsenal fans...

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Ridiculously lengthy explanation of how the draw works.

One thing to note - match calendar, with all the specific dates and kick-off times for the group stage, will come on Saturday morning “at the latest”.

Right, here we go.

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Mr Draw himself has arrived, Giorgio Marchetti.

That means only one thing - we will be getting underway very shortly. Promise.

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Now there’s a throwback. Zoltan Gera onto the stage, this season’s Europa League final ambassador with it taking place in Budapest.

Discussing that run to the Europa League final with Fulham in 2010, when they were beaten by Atletico Madrid.

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Just as well Rangers are in the Champions League, their fans don’t have to relive that final defeat to Frankfurt as a montage of last season is played.

This is promising. First guest onto the stage already ahead of the draw - it’s Karl-Heinz Korbel, of course. He brings the trophy onto the stage.

Korbel is still involved with Frankfurt, after almost two decades playing for the club. He was with Frankfurt for his entire career.

Here we go!

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Contain your excitement if you can, the ceremony is underway in Istanbul.

The real test is how quickly the draw now starts. Anything under 20 minutes and it’s a real win.

Spain and England lead the way

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Only once since 2011 has a team not from England or Spain won the Europa League. That was last season, when Eintracht Frankfurt beat Rangers in the final.

Sevilla have done a lot of heavy lifting in that stat - four times they’ve won it during that period.

Road to Budapest

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Yesterday we had Yaya Toure and Hamit Altintop doing the Champions League draw. Remains to be seen who gets the honour for the Europa League.

Draw taking place in Istanbul, but the Europa League will be held in Budapest. May 31 2023. Save the date.

Fun continues...

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Reminder that after this, we have the Europa Conference League later this afternoon.

West Ham the Premier League interest in that, with Hearts the Scottish representation. We’ll of course be bringing you coverage of that - the fun just never stops.

Arteta on Europa League

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Mikel Arteta has been discussing the Europa League in his Arsenal press conference this morning.

“We have to try to win every competition in which we are present,” Arteta said.

“We will see what the draw brings, and begin to prepare for that as best we can.”

Time to get in the mood

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Not quite the Champions League anthem is it, we have to be honest.

But it’ll do to help get the excitement going - draw coming up in 30 minutes!

How Roma qualified for Europa League

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Jose Mourinho’s Roma side are in the draw, after winning last season’s Europa Conference League.

Here’s how they did it!

Arsenal set for deep run

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Before last season’s absence from European football, Arsenal were in the Europa League for four seasons in a row.

One round of 32 defeat, two semi-final exits, and a heavy loss to Chelsea in the 2019 final. After such a promising start to the season from the Gunners, another deep run is expected.

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Possible groups

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Malmo, Freiburg, Nantes.

That would be a group Arsenal and Man United would be pretty happy with you’d imagine. Not too much travel and big favourites to win all those matches.

Real Sociedad, Sheriff, Trabzonspor... not so much!

Back in Istanbul!

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Group-stage schedule

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As with the Champions League, the group-stage matches will take place in three back-to-back week chunks to ensure it is all wrapped up in early November, ahead of the World Cup in Qatar.

Matchday 1: 8 September 2022

Matchday 2: 15 September 2022

Matchday 3: 6 October 2022

Matchday 4: 13 October 2022

Matchday 5: 27 October 2022

Matchday 6: 3 November 2022

Pots in full

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Pot 1

Roma, Manchester United, Arsenal, Lazio, Braga, Red Star Belgrade, Dynamo Kiev, Olympiacos

Pot 2

Feyenoord, PSV, Rennes, Monaco, Real Sociedad, Qarabag, Malmo, Ludogrets

Pot 3

Sheriff, Real Betis, Midtjylland, Bodo Glimt, Ferencvaros, Union Berlin, Freiburg, Fenerbahce

Pot 4

Nantes, HJK, Sturm Graz, Larnaca, Omonia, Zurich, Saint-Gilloise, Trabzonspor

How to watch group-stage draw

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TV channel: The draw will be broadcast live on BT Sport 1.

Live stream: BT Sport subscribers can watch the draw via the BT Sport app or website, while the draw will also be broadcast for free via Uefa’s YouTube and social media channels.

Live blog: You can also follow all the action right here with us!

Good morning!

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Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of the Europa League group-stage draw!

Arsenal and Manchester United are among the sides involved, with the pair two of the favourites to go all the way this season.

We’ll have all the build-up and then full coverage of the draw, which comes at 12pm BST. Stay tuned!

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