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Final 32 sorted in Europa League

The final 32 of UEFA's Europa League has been confirmed after the completion of the group stage on Thursday night.

The top two teams from each of the groups plus the eight sides transferring from their third-place finishes in the Champions League have all qualified and the draw will take place in Nyon, Switzerland on Friday.

The draw conditions on UEFA's official website are as follows:

- Clubs from the same association must not be drawn against each other - No team can be drawn against the other qualifiers from their group - The four UEFA Champions League qualifiers with the best record in their group (Unirea, Juventus, Wolfsburg, Marseille) are placed in a seeding pot with the UEFA Europa League group winners. The other four (Liverpool, Rubin, Standard, Atlético) are placed with the runners-up - The runners-up and the lowest four ranked UEFA Champions League sides will be at home in the first leg.

'The draw for the round of 16 will follow once the draw for the round 32 has been completed. There will be no seeded teams. The 16 green balls containing slips of paper for 'Winners of match 1' to 'Winners of match 16' will be placed in the large central bowl and shuffled. The first team drawn will play its first match at home against the second team drawn and the same procedure will then be repeated for the other matches. There are no restrictions on the draw.'

Pot 1 A: Anderlecht (BEL) B: Valencia (ESP) C: Hapoel Tel-Aviv (ISR) D: Sporting Lisbon (POR) E: AS Roma (ITA) F: Galatasaray (TUR) G: Salzburg (AUT) H: Fenerbahce (TUR) I: Benfica (POR) J: Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR) K: PSV Eindhoven (NED) L: Werder Bremen (GER) Unirea Urziceni (ROM)*=Champions League Juventus (ITA)* VfL Wolfsburg (GER)* Marseille (FRA)*

Pot 2 A: Ajax Amsterdam (NED) B: Lille (FRA) C: Hamburg (GER) D: Hertha Berlin (GER) E: Fulham (ENG) F: Panathinaikos (GRE) G: Villarreal (ESP) H: FC Twente (NED) I: Everton (ENG) J: Club Brugge (BEL) K: FC Copenhagen (DEN) L: Athletic Bilbao (ESP) Liverpool (ENG)*=Champions League Rubin Kazan (RUS)* Standard Liege (BEL)* Atletico Madrid (ESP)*

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