Europa League draw LIVE! West Ham, Leicester, Celtic, Rangers and more learn 2021/22 group stage fate

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Europa League draw - LIVE!

West Ham have for the first time qualified for the group stage draw for Europe’s second-tier competition after a stunning Premier League season last term.

Twice before the Hammers have qualified for the competition only to bow out before the competition proper begins in the autumn.

They are joined by Leicester City, who are starting to become regulars after a few narrow misses for the Champions League. Scottish giants Celtic and Rangers are also in the mix.

The draw kicks off around 11.30am BST.

Qualified teams

Pot 1: Lyon, Napoli, Bayer Leverkusen, Lazio, Dinamo Zagreb, Olympiacos, Monaco, Braga

Pot 2: Celtic, Eintracht Frankfurt, Red Star Belgrade, Leicester City, Rangers, Lokomotiv Moscow, Genk, PSV

Pot 3: Ludogorets, Marseille, West Ham, Real Sociedad, Real Betis, Fenerbache, Spartak Moscow, Sparta Prague

Pot 4: Rapid Wein, Galatasaray, Legia Warsaw, Midtjylland, Ferencvaros, Royal Antwerp, Sturm Graz, Brondy

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Europa Conference League draw in full

13:01 , Malik Ouzia

Group A: LASK, Maccabi Tel-Aviv, Alashkert, HJK Helsinki

Group B: Gent, Partizan, Flora Talinn, Anorthosis

Group C: Roma, Zorya Luhansk, CSKA Sofia, Bodo/Glimt

Group D: AZ Alkmaar, CFR Cluj, FK Jablonec, Randers

Group E: Slavia Prague, Feyernoord, Union Berlin, Maccabi Haifa

Group F: Copenhagen, PAOK, Slovan Bratislava, Lincoln Red Imps

Group G: Tottenham, Stade Rennais, Vitesse, NS Mura

Group H: Basel, Qarabag, Kairat Almaty, Omonoia

12:57 , Malik Ouzia

Group A: LASK, Maccabi Tel-Aviv, Alashkert

Group B: Gent, Partizan, Flora Talinn

Group C: Roma, Zorya Luhansk, CSKA Sofia

Group D: AZ Alkmaar, CFR Cluj, FK Jablonec

Group E: Slavia Prague, Feyernoord, Union Berlin

Group F: Copenhagen, PAOK, Slovan Bratislava

Group G: Tottenham, Stade Rennais, Vitesse

Group H: Basel, Qarabag, Kairat Almaty

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Group A: LASK, Maccabi Tel-Aviv

Group B: Gent, Partizan

Group C: Roma, Zorya Luhansk

Group D: AZ Alkmaar, CFR Cluj,

Group E: Slavia Prague, Feyernoord

Group F: Copenhagen, PAOK

Group G: Tottenham, Stade Rennais

Group H: Basel, Qarabag

Here’s how the pot one teams have been drawn...

12:50 , Malik Ouzia

Group A: LASK

Group B: Gent

Group C: Roma

Group D: AZ Alkmaar

Group E: Slavia Prague

Group F: Copenhagen

Group G: Tottenham

Group H: Basel

12:43 , Malik Ouzia

So, as with the Europa League, we’ve got 32 teams split into four pots. We’ll start by drawing the top eight seeds into a vacant group each and then work our way through the pots.

12:35 , Malik Ouzia

With the final to be played in Tirana next year, former PSG, Marseille and erm, Sunderland, midfielder Lorik Cana is here to help with the draw.

12:34 , Malik Ouzia

And we are live! Almost time to get things underway...

Here’s the new trophy...

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There are an absolutely glorious array of teams in here, ranging from the likes of Tottenham and Roma to some who, I confess, I have literally never heard of.

Keep an eye out for Gibraltar’s Lincoln Red Imps...

Here’s how the teams are seeded...

11:56 , Malik Ouzia

Pot 1: Roma, Tottenham, Basel, Slavia Prague, Copenhagen, Gent, AZ Alkmaar, LASK

Pot 2: Feyenoord, Qarabag, Maccabi Tel-Aviv, PAOK, Rennes, Partizan, CFR Cluj, Zorya Luhansk

Pot 3: Union Berlin, CSKA Sofia, Vitesse, Slovan Bratislava, Jablonec, Alashkert, Flora Tallinn, Kairat Almaty

Pot 4: Lincoln Red Imps, Randers, Omonoia, Anorthosis, HJK Helsinki, Maccabi Haifa, Bodø/Glimt, Mura

11:51 , Malik Ouzia

Right then, we now move on to the draw for the group stage of the first ever Europa Conference League, with Tottenham the sole English representatives...

West Ham’s draw

11:41 , Malik Ouzia

The Hammers will be chuffed with that, some lovely away days and a group that they should progress from. They’ll face Rapid Vienna, Dinamo Zagreb and Genk.

Of on a European tour...

The Europa League draw in full...

11:40 , Malik Ouzia

Group A: Lyon, Rangers, Sparta Prague, Brondby

Group B: Monaco, PSV, Real Sociedad, Sturm Graz

Group C: Napoli, Leicester, Spartak Moscow, Legia Warsaw

Group D: Olympiacos, Eintracht Frankfurt, Fenerbahce, Royal Antwerp

Group E: Lazio, Lokomotiv Moscow, Marseille, Galatasaray

Group F: Braga, Red Star, Ludogorets, Midtjylland

Group G: Bayer Leverkusen, Celtic, Real Betis, Ferencvaros

Group H: Dinamo Zagreb, Genk, West Ham, Rapid Vienna

11:34 , Malik Ouzia

Group H: Dinamo Zagreb, Genk, West Ham

The Hammers will be pretty chuffed with that...

11:34 , Malik Ouzia

Group G: Bayer Leverkusen, Celtic, Real Betis

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Group F: Braga, Red Star, Ludogorets

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Group D: Olympiacos, Eintracht Frankfurt, Fenerbahce

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Group C: Napoli, Leicester, Spartak Moscow

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Group B: Monaco, PSV, Real Sociedad

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Group A: Lyon, Rangers, Sparta Prague

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Group E: Lazio, Lokomotiv Moscow, Marseille

11:31 , Malik Ouzia

Pretty tough draw for Leicester there. West Ham are among the teams coming up in pot three...

11:30 , Malik Ouzia

Group A: Lyon, Rangers

Group B: Monaco, PSV

Group C: Napoli, Leicester

Group D: Olympiacos, Eintracht Frankfurt

Group E: Lazio, Lokomotiv Moscow

Group F: Braga, Red Star

Group G: Bayer Leverkusen, Celtic

Group H: Dinamo Zagreb, Genk

11:26 , Malik Ouzia

Group A: Lyon

Group B: Monaco

Group C: Napoli

Group D: Olympiacos

Group E: Lazio

Group F: Braga

Group G: Bayer Leverkusen

Group H: Dinamo Zagreb

11:23 , Malik Ouzia

First up then, we’ll be drawing the eight pot one teams into vacant groups...

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We are live...

What do we reckon to the new sphere?

11:09 , Malik Ouzia

Europa League group stage dates

10:53 , Malik Ouzia

Matchday 1 | 16 September

Matchday 2 | 30 September

Matchday 3 | 21 October

Matchday 4 | 4 November

Matchday 5 | 25 November

Matchday 6 | 9 December

Europa League pots

10:40 , Malik Ouzia

Pot 1: Lyon, Napoli, Bayer Leverkusen, Lazio, Dinamo Zagreb, Olympiacos, Monaco, Braga

Pot 2: Celtic, Eintracht Frankfurt, Red Star Belgrade, Leicester City, Rangers, Lokomotiv Moscow, Genk, PSV

Pot 3: Ludogorets, Marseille, West Ham, Real Sociedad, Real Betis, Fenerbache, Spartak Moscow, Sparta Prague

Pot 4: Rapid Wein, Galatasaray, Legia Warsaw, Midtjylland, Ferencvaros, Royal Antwerp, Sturm Graz, Brondy

How to watch

10:22 , Malik Ouzia

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

Live stream: The Uefa website and BT Sport website will stream the draw online, while Standard Sport will bring you all the drama on our LIVE blog.

Third time lucky for West Ham

10:13 , Alex Young

West Ham have twice before attempted to qualify for the Europa League group stage, but were twice knocked out by Romania minnows Astra Giurgiu.

They lost 4-3 on aggregate in 2015 and then 2-1 in 2016.

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Who could Leicester face?

09:55 , Alex Young

Leicester made it out of their group in last season’s Europa League before being brushed aside by Slavia Prague.

Will they do better this year? Well, here’s who have could be drawn against today.

Who could West Ham face?

09:36 , Alex Young

Plenty of potential banana skins for the Hammers today.

Here’s a list of their potential opponents.

Draw day!

09:21 , Alex Young

West Ham are stepping into the unknown today with the Europa League draw.

Leicester have been here before.

It all kicks off around 12pm BST. Stick with us.

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