The Europa League Draw took place on Friday in Monaco. The tournament has 48 teams from across Europe divided into 12 groups.
Here’s a rundown of the draw:
Ajax (NED), Celtic (SCO), Fenerbahce (TUR), Molde (NOR).
Rubin Kazan (RUS), Liverpool (ENG), Bordeaux (FRA), Sion (SUI).
Borussia Dortmund (GER), PAOK (GRE), Krasnodar (RUS), Qabala (AZE).
Napoli (ITA), Club Brugge (BEL), Legia Warsaw (POL), Midtjylland (DEN).
Group E: Villarreal (ESP), Plzen (CZE), Rapid Vienna (AUT), Dinamo Minsk (BLR).
Marseille (FRA), Braga (POR), Liberec (CZE), Groningen (NED).
Dnipro (UKR), Lazio (ITA), St-Etienne (FRA), Rosenborg (NOR).
Sporting CP (POR), Besiktas (TUR), Lokomotiv Moscow (RUS), Skenderbeu (ALB).
Basel (SUI), Fiorentina (ITA), Lech (POL), Belenenses (POR).
Tottenham (ENG), Anderlecht (BEL), Monaco (FRA), Qarabag (AZE).
Schalke (GER), APOEL (CYP), Sparta Prague (CZE), Asteras (GRE).
Athletic Bilbao (ESP), AZ Alkmaar (NED), Augsburg (GER), Partizan Belgrade (SRB).
Groups A and J will be two of the most interesting to follow as they have several good teams in the mix that could potentially win the group. Ajax, Celtic and Fenerbahce will do battle in Group A for the victory and in Group J Tottenham will have to get passed a very good Monaco side along with Belgian powerhouse Anderlecht.
The Europa League doesn’t have the same amount of prestige as the Champions League, but it is a great opportunity for soccer fans to watch clubs that they normally won’t see like Qarabag and Qabala from Azerbaijan or Albanian side Skenderbeu.
The tournament kicks off on Sept. 17.