Europa League draw: Leicester, West Ham, Rangers & Celtic discover groups

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Slavia Prague defeated Leicester in the 32nd round of last season's Europa League.

In Group C of 2021-22 Europa League, Leicester will take on Napoli, Spartak Moscow, and Legia Warsaw.

In Group H, West Ham will face Genk, Dinamo Zagreb and Rapid Vienna.

The Scottish champions Rangers were drawn against Lyon and Sparta Prague in Group A. Celtic are in Group H with Bayer Leverkusen and Real Betis.

Tottenham will face Vitesse, Rennes and NS Mura from Slovenia in the Europa Conference League.

The first match of the group stage will be held on Thursday 16 September. The final round of fixtures is scheduled for 9 December.

The final of the Europa League will be held in Seville's Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on Wednesday, 18 Mai. The first Europa Conference League final will be held at Tirana's Air Albania Stadium on Wednesday, 25 Mai.

To qualify for the Europa League, Leicester finished fifth last year. West Ham came in at number six to secure their place on the group stage.

The Foxes reached 32 in the Europa League last season, but lost 2-0 aggregate to Slavia Prague who eliminated Rangers.

Steven Gerrard's team were defeated by Malmo in Champions League's third qualifying round earlier in the month to fall into the Europa League qualifying playoff play-off. They beat Alashkert, an Armenian side, to secure a place in the group stage of European football's second highest event for the fourth season.

After overcoming a second-leg defeat to beat AZ Alkmaar 3-2, Celtic reached the group stage for fourth consecutive year.

After finishing seventh in last season's Premier League, Tottenham overcame a deficit against Pacos De Ferreira in the first leg to reach the group stage Uefa’s third-tier European competition.

Before the draws were made Gerard Moreno, forward for Villarreal, was named Europa League Player of Season 2020-21 ahead Manchester United duo Bruno Fernandes & Edinson Cavani.

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: Olympiakos, 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

Europa Conference League draws in full

Group A: LASK and Maccabi Tel-Aviv; Alashkert; HJK Helsinki

Group B: Gent, Partizan, Flora Tallinn, Anorthosis Famagusta

Group C: Roma, Zorya Luhansk, CSKA Sofia, Bodo/Glimt

Group D: AZ Alkmaar, CFR Cluj, Jablonec, Randers

Group E: Slavia Prague, Feyenoord, Union Berlin, Maccabi Haifa

Group F: FC Copenhagen, PAOK, Slovan Bratislava, Lincoln Red Imps

Group G: Tottenham, Rennes, Vitesse, NS Mura

Group H: Basel, Qarabag, Kairat Almaty, Omonoia