Europa League draw LIVE: Group stage updates and reaction

Europa League draw LIVE: West Ham, Leicester, Celtic and Rangers find out who they’ll face in the group stage… with Napoli, Bayer Leverkusen and Lyon among the top seeds

  • The draw for the group stage of the Europa League takes place at 11am today
  • Premier League duo Leicester and West Ham will find out their opponents  
  • Celtic and Rangers will also feature after missing out on the Champions League 
  • Latest Europa League news, including live action and results
  • Latest Europa Conference League news, including live action and results 

Leicester and West Ham will find out their Europa League group stage opponents on Friday morning when the draw is made in Istanbul.

The Foxes find themselves in Europe’s second tier competition after dropping out of the top four late last season, while the Hammers earned their place following a brilliant campaign under David Moyes.

Elsewhere, Scottish giants Rangers and Celtic are also involved in the draw after failing to qualify for the group stage of the Champions League. 

Follow Sportsmail’s KATHRYN BATTE for live coverage of the Europa League group stage draw, including build-up, updates and reaction.  

Host commentator

Hello and welcome to Sportsmail’s coverage of this morning’s Europa League group stage draw.

Manchester United were beaten in last season’s final by Villarreal – but both teams will start this campaign in the Champions League.

Leicester and West Ham are the two Premier League representatives while Celtic and Rangers have also qualified.

We will provide build-up, updates and reaction to today’s draw.

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