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30.08.2013 Sports News

UEFA Europa League draw results: Swansea handed tough group

By UEFA
UEFA Europa League draw results: Swansea handed tough group
LISTEN AUG 30, 2013

Swansea will meet Valencia in a tough Europa League group, while Tottenham Hotspur face an interesting clash with Anzhi Makhachkala.

Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup will be ruing the outcome of the Europa League draw, with the Swans in one of the toughest groups possible. Alongside Spanish side Valencia, they play Russians Kuban Krasnodar, who knocked Feyenoord out in qualifying.

Contrastingly, Tottenham Hotspur boss André Villas-Boas won't be too disappointed with his side's draw. They should get through the group pretty comfortably, with their toughest match being against Anzhi Makhachkala. With Anzhi having had their squad stripped bare this summer, not even that should concern Spurs too much.

FA Cup winners Wigan Athletic will come up against Rubin, Maribor and Zulte Waregem, while Italian giants Fiorentina face Dnipro, Paços Ferreira and Pandurii. Sevilla and Freiburg could be an interesting match in Group H, while Lyon meet Real Betis in Group I. Here's the draw in full:

Group A: Valencia, Swansea, Kuban, St Gallen
Group B: PSV Eindhoven, Dinamo Zagreb, Chornomorets Odesa, Ludogorets

Group C: Standard Liège, Salzburg, Elfsborg, Esbjerg

Group D: Rubin, Wigan Athletic, Maribor, Zulte Waregem

Group E: Fiorentina, Dnipro, Paços Ferreira, Pandurii

Group F: Bordeaux, APOEL, Eintracht Frankfurt, Maccabi Tel Aviv

Group G: Dynamo Kyiv, Genk, Rapid Wien, Thun
Group H: Sevilla, Freiburg, Estoril, Liberec
Group I: Lyon, Betis, Guimarães, Rijeka
Group J: Lazio, Trabzonspor, Legia, Apollon
Group K: Tottenham, Anzhi Makhachkala, Sheriff, Tromsø

Group L: AZ Alkmaar, PAOK, Maccabi Haifa, Shakhter Karagandy

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