Europa League draw as West Ham and Leicester discover group stage opponents

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West Ham and Leicester have discovered their Europa League opponents after the group stage draw was made.

The Hammers will take on Dinamo Zagreb and Genk in the group stage, in a potentially tricky draw for David Moyes' side.

Leicester also face tough opposition having been drawn against Napoli and Spartak Moscow in Group C.

Rangers also face a tricky group with clashes against Lyon, Sparta Prague and Brondby to come.

While Scottish Premiership rivals Rangers will meet Bayer Leverkusen, Real Betis and Ferencvaros.

The group stage gets underway on September 16 with each team playing six matches with the final fixtures on December 9.

The winners of each group will advance to the round of 16, while the runner-ups will advance to the knockout round play-offs.

They are joined there by the eight teams who finished third in their Champions League groups, with the round of 16 set for March.

The Europa League final is due to be held in Seville on May 18.

West Ham have impressed at the start of the Premier League season and top the table after two matches.

Moyes had said on qualifying for Europe: "It is a huge achievement from where we came from and probably expectations as well.

"We finished outside the bottom three last year and that was seen as an achievement and now we are calling this another achievement being in Europe.

"I think this has been one of the biggest steps we have ever made. I think to jump this far so quickly has been absolutely huge."

Europa League draw in full

Group A: Lyon, Rangers, Sparta Prague, Brondby

Group B: Monaco, PSV Eindhoven, Real Sociedad, Sturm Graz

Group C: Napoli, LEICESTER, Spartak Moscow, Legia Warsaw

Group D: Olympiacos, Eintracht Frankfurt, Fenerbahce, Royal Antwerp

Group E: Lazio, Lokomotiv Moscow, Marseille, Galatasaray

Group F: Braga, Red Star Belgrade, Ludogorets, Midtjylland

Group G: Bayer Leverkusen, Celtic, Real Betis, Ferencvaros

Group H: Dinamo Zagreb, Genk, WEST HAM, Rapid Vienna

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