Friday August 31 2012
Europa League draw to be made

Inter, Napoli, Udinese and Lazio will all be in today’s group stage draw for this season’s Europa League.

Napoli won direct entry into the competition by lifting the Italian Cup last season, while Inter and Lazio had to come through the qualifying rounds.

Udinese, meanwhile, were relegated to the competition after failing to beat Sporting Braga in their Champions League play-off tie this week.

The draw, which will split the 48 entrants into 12 groups of four, will start at midday UK time in Monaco today.

The Final will take place in Amsterdam on May 15.

Pot 1: Club Atlético de Madrid (ESP), Inter (ITA), Olympique Lyonnais (FRA), Liverpool FC (ENG), Olympique de Marseille (FRA), Sporting Clube de Portugal (POR), PSV Eindhoven (NED), Tottenham Hotspur FC (ENG), Bayer 04 Leverkusen (GER), FC Girondins de Bordeaux (FRA), FC Twente (NED), VfB Stuttgart (GER)

Pot 2: FC Basel 1893 (SUI), FC Metalist Kharkiv (UKR), Panathinaikos FC (GRE), Athletic Club (ESP), FC København (DEN), Fenerbahçe SK (TUR), FC Rubin Kazan (RUS), Napoli (ITA),Udinese (ITA), Club Brugge KV (BEL), Hapoel Tel-Aviv FC (ISR), Hannover 96 (GER)

Pot 3: Lazio (ITA), FC Steaua Bucureşti (ROU), AC Sparta Praha (CZE), Rosenborg BK (NOR), Newcastle United FC (ENG), BSC Young Boys (SUI), Levante UD (ESP), KRC Genk (BEL), VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach (GER), FK Partizan (SRB), FC Viktoria Plzeň (CZE), FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (UKR)

Pot 4: Helsingborgs IF (SWE), CS Marítimo (POR), SK Rapid Wien (AUT), A. Académica de Coimbra (POR), FC Anzhi Makhachkala (RUS), NK Maribor (SVN), AIK (SWE), AEL Limassol FC (CYP), Hapoel Kiryat Shmona FC (ISR), Molde FK (NOR), Videoton FC (HUN), Neftçi PFK (AZE).

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