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Arsenal And Everton Discover Europa League Group Stage Opponents

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The Europa League group stage draw has taken place in Monaco on Friday afternoon, Despite the presence of five English teams in the Champions League for the first time ever, there is still plenty of Premier League interest in Europe’s secondary club competition with Arsenal and Everton representing the league on the continent. While the strongest teams (including Arsenal) generally …

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Europa League Group Stage Seedings Have Been Confirmed

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Arsenal and Everton will now have a reasonable idea of the standard they will face in Friday’s Europa League group stage draw. Ronald Koeman’s side came through a playoff against Hajduk Split on Thursday to join Arsenal in the draw, with only two English sides participating due to the extra Champions League place. In theory, Arsenal should get the easier …

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Manchester United And Tottenham Discover Their Europa League Last 32 Opponents

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 24: Juan Mata of Manchester United (8) celebrates with team mates as he scores their second goal during the UEFA Europa League Group A match between Manchester United FC and Feyenoord at Old Trafford on November 24, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

The draw for the Europa League first knockout took place on Monday afternoon, with Manchester United and Tottenham the remaining Premier League participants. José Mourinho’s side book their place in the draw despite group stage campaign that wobbled in parts, ultimately doing the necessary against Zorya Luhansk on Thursday to progress. Their reward for progression is a tie against French …

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Euro Round-Up: La Liga Rains Goals, Juventus Go Five Points Clear

MADRID, SPAIN - OCTOBER 15: Yannick Carrasco of Club Atletico de Madrid celebrates with Felipe Luis after scoring his 3rd goal during the La Liga match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Granada CF at Vicente Calderon Stadium on October 15, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

Spain’s top clubs tightened the screw at the weekend, while Juventus opened an ominous gap in Serie A and Bayern Munich’s blip continued. To La Liga first, where Barcelona set the tone for the weekend by beating Deportivo La Coruña 4-0 at the Camp Nou on Saturday. A Rafinha double and Luis Suárez strike before half time ended the tie …

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Opinion: Champions League Restructuring – UEFA Bends To Will Of Big Four

NYON, SWITZERLAND - JULY 19: A UEFA Champions League draw ball is being prepared backstage prior to the UEFA Champions League Q3 qualifying round draw rehearsal on July 19, 2013 in Nyon, Switzerland. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images)

UEFA have taken the rather baffling decision of amending the qualification process for the Champions League from next season.  The top four leagues (currently Spain, Germany, England and Italy in that order) will qualify four teams automatically through to the group stages taking half of all the positions available without the risk of entering a play off. Many people will shrug their shoulders …

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Europa League Group Stage Seedings Have Been Confirmed

NYON, SWITZERLAND - AUGUST 08: The UEFA Europa League trophy is displayed during the 2014/15 UEFA Europa League Play-off round draw at the UEFA headquarters, The House of European Football on August 8, 2014 in Nyon, Switzerland. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images)

With the final round of playoffs taking place on Thursday night, the final 48 teams for this season’s Europa League group stage have been confirmed. As such, the seeding pots which each side will go into is also now known. Unlike the Champions League draw, the Europa League pots are based entirely on co-efficients rather than an automatic placing in …

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Manchester United Defender Linked With A Move To La Liga [Marca]

With reports claiming that Phil Jones and Chris Smalling will be Jose Mourinho’s first choice centre back pairing next season, along with the signing of Eric Bailly and the return of Luke Shaw to full fitness, it appears the future of Marcos Rojo at Old Trafford is in huge doubt. Spanish newspaper Marca is reporting that Villarreal could swoop for the Argentine international after he …

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Daniel Sturridge Casts Doubt On His Long Term Liverpool Future

BLACKBURN, ENGLAND - APRIL 08: Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool arrives prior to the FA Cup Quarter Final Replay match between Blackburn Rovers and Liverpool at Ewood Park on April 8, 2015 in Blackburn, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

2014 must seem like such a long time ago now for Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge. The England international scored 21 goals as Brendan Rodgers’ side came within two points of winning their first league title since 1990. Since then, however, a slew of injuries have curtailed his progress and Liverpool have suffered as a result of their reliance on their absent …

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Should Daniel Sturridge’s Europa League Snub Have Him Worried About His Liverpool Future?

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 06: Substitute Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool walks to the bench past Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Liverpool at St James' Park on December 6, 2015 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Though he still enjoys messiah status at Liverpool, a misstep from Jürgen Klopp at the Madrigal showed on Thursday night that he is human after all. Robbed of Divock Origi for the Europa League semi final first leg against Villarreal, Klopp decided to use Roberto Firmino in an advanced role rather than play Daniel Sturridge up front – a decision which backfired …

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