The Europa League group stage draw is here with the competition growing in strength each year.
After Man City, Arsenal, Man Utd and Newcastle discovered their Champions League group stage opponents, the Premier League contingent includes Liverpool, Brighton and West Ham, who won the Europa Conference League last year.
While Scottish hopes rest with Rangers, who failed to qualify for the Champions League group stages after defeat to PSV.
Liverpool are the bookies’ favourites, but Brighton are next up alongside Jose Mourinho’s Roma, who recently bought Romelu Lukaku to boost their chances. Atalanta, Marseille and Villarreal are also contenders.
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Europa League Group Stage Draw Live
Europa League group stage draw takes place at 12pm BST in Monaco
Europa League group stage 2023/24 fixture dates
Europa League group stage draw pots
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10:14 , Jack Rathborn
The Europa League is nearly upon us for the new 2023/24 season, with the group stage draw taking place today in Monaco.
Three English clubs and one Scottish team will be in the draw: Liverpool and Brighton finished fifth and sixth respectively in the Premier League to qualify for the Europa League, while West Ham won the Europa Conference League to book their spot. Rangers finished runners-up in the Scottish Premiership to reach the Champions League play-offs, but they lost to PSV Eindhoven.
For the final time before the competition takes on the new Swiss-system format next season, 32 teams will be split into eight groups of four. Each group will contain one team from each of the four seeded pots, and clubs from the same national league will not be drawn together in the same group.
Europa League 2023/24 draw pots
Thursday 31 August 2023 18:11 , Jack Rathborn
West Ham (ENG)
Slavia Praha (CZE)
Real Betis (ESP)
Sheriff Tiraspol (MDA)
Union SG (BEL)
Sparta Praha (CZE)
Maccabi Haifa (ISR)
Sturm Graz (AUT)
AEK Athens (GRE)
TSC BaÄka Topola (SRB)
Raków Czestochowa (POL)
Aris Limassol (CYP)
Europa League 2023/24 group stage fixtures
Thursday 31 August 2023 18:09 , Jack Rathborn
21 September 2023: Matchday 1
5 October 2023: Matchday 2
26 October 2023: Matchday 3
9 November 2023: Matchday 4
30 November 2023: Matchday 5
14 December 2023: Matchday 6