West Ham have discovered their opponents for his or her return to European soccer, with Leicester, Rangers and Celtic additionally concerned within the Europa League group stage draw.
And David Moyes’ males are in for a troublesome take a look at having been drawn in opposition to Dinamo Zagreb, who beat Tottenham in final season’s spherical of 16.
The Hammers – who presently sit prime of the Premier League desk after two video games – are getting ready for his or her first marketing campaign in European competitors for the reason that 2006/07 season.
In addition to Zagreb, West Ham will even go head-to-head with the Belgian aspect Genk and Austrian outfit Speedy Vienna in Group H.
Leicester will even face a troublesome group stage with Italian aspect Napoli drawn alongside them in Group C.
The Foxes missed out on Champions League qualification on the ultimate day of final season, that means they’re again within the Europa League for the second yr working.
Brendan Rodgers males, who might be hoping to do higher than final season after they had been knocked out within the last-32, will even face Russian aspect Spartak Moscow and Polish membership Legia Warsaw.
Scottish Premiership giants Rangers and Celtic are additionally again within the competitors this season after failing to make it by the Champions League qualifiers.
The Previous Agency rivals solely booked their spots within the Europa League group phases on Thursday night time, as Rangers secured a 1-Zero mixture win over Armenian outfit Alashkert and Celtic beat Dutch aspect Alkmaar 3-2 in a nervy tie.
Steven Gerrard’s Scottish champions had been crushed by Slavia Prague final season in a controversial match overshadowed by a racism storm.
Rangers will return to the Czech Republic capital, having been drawn in Group A in opposition to Lyon, Sparta Prague and Brondby.
Celtic maybe face the hardest group of all of the British groups, as Ange Postecoglou’s males tackle Bayer Leverkusen, Actual Betis and Ferencvaros in Group G.
The group stage kicks off on September 16.
Europa League group stage draw IN FULL:
Group A: Lyon, Rangers, Sparta Prague, Brondby
Group B: Monaco, PSV Eindhoven, Actual Sociedad, Sturm Graz
Group C: Napoli, Leicester, Spartak Moscow, Legia Warsaw
Group D: Olympiakos, Eintracht Frankfurt, Fenerbahce, Royal Antwerp
Group E: Lazio, Lokomotiv Moscow, Marseille, Galatasaray.
Group F: Braga, Pink Star Belgrade, Ludogorets, Midtjylland
Group G: Bayer Leverkusen, Celtic, Actual Betis, Ferencvaros
Group H: Dinamo Zagreb, Genk, West Ham, Speedy Vienna