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Tottenham will face Irish giantkillers Shamrock Rovers in the Europa League group stage.

Rovers, the first Irish side to have progressed to this stage of European football, beat Partizan Belgrade 2-1 on Thursday night to secure a place in Friday's draw.

The clubs are in Group A against Rubin Kazan, from Russia, and Greek side PAOK Salonika.

Fulham face FC Twente from Holland, Odense from Denmark and Wisla Krakow from Poland in Group K.

Stoke will play Dynamo Kiev, Besiktas and Hapoel Tel Aviv in a daunting Group E, while Birmingham are in Group H with Club Brugge, Braga and Maribor.

If Celtic are successful in replacing Sion, who are alleged to have breached a transfer ban, they would be in Group I with Atletico Madrid, Udinese and Rennes.



Europa League Draw in Full:

Group A: Tottenham Hotspur, Rubin Kazan, PAOK and Shamrock Rovers.

Group B: Copenhagen, Standard Liege, Hannover 96 and Vorskla Poltava.

Group C: PSV Eindhoven, Hapoel Tel-Aviv, Rapid Bucharest and Legia Warsaw.

Group D: Sporting Club Portugal, Lazio, Zurich and Vaslui.

Group E: Dynamo Kyiv, Besiktas, Stoke City and Maccabi Tel-Aviv.

Group F: Paris St Germain, Athletic Club Bilbao, Salzburg and Slovan Bratislava.

Group G: Alkmaar, Metalist Kharkiv, Austria Wien and Malmo.

Group H: Braga, Brugge, Birmingham City and NK Maribor.

Group I: Atletico Madrid, Udinese Calcio, Stade Rennais and Sion.

Group J: Schalke, Steaua Bucharest, Maccabi Haifa and AEK Larnaca.

Group K: Twente, Fulham, Odense and Wisla Krakow.

Group L: Anderlecht, AEK Athens, Locomotiv Moscow and Sturm Graz.
 

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