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West Ham enter Europa draw on Friday

draw.pgWest Ham are among 25 teams entering the UEFA Europa League competition when the third qualifying round draw is streamed live at 2pm on Friday.

West Ham are seeded fourteen in  this round of the competition with a coefficient of 16.256.

When the seeding pots  are released on the morning of the draw, the teams will be ranked by their coefficient or, in the case of clubs emerging from the 33 second qualifying round ties (played on 14 and 21 July), by the higher of the two coefficients involved – with 29 sides classified as seeded.

europa-league-1418338658The teams are further split into five groups containing an equal number of seeded and unseeded contenders. Each seeded club will meet an unseeded opponent from within the same group.

Group 1 will be drawn separately to the other groups as it has a different number of teams.

Third Round Ties will be played on 28 July and 4 August.

Southampton and Manchester United will not enter the competition until the group stage

 UEFA Seeded teams 

AZ Alkmaar (NED) 43.612
Genk (BEL) 36.000 or Budućnost Podgorica (MNE)
Lille (FRA) 29.549
Saint-Étienne (FRA) 26.049
Gent (BEL) 25.000
Krasnodar (RUS) 24.216
Rapid Wien (AUT) 23.520
Slovan Liberec (CZE) 22.085
Maribor (SVN) 21.625 or Levski Sofia (BUL)
Maccabi Tel-Aviv (ISR) 20.225 or Kairat Almaty (KAZ)
Spartak Moskva (RUS) 19.216
Austria Wien (AUT) 19.020 or Kukës (ALB)
Partizan (SRB) 16.925 or Zagłebie Lubin (POL)
West Ham United (ENG) 16.256
Hertha Berlin (GER) 16.035
Panathinaikos (GRE) 14.940
Midtjylland (DEN) 14.720 or Vaduz (LIE)
Rijeka (CRO) 14.275
Sassuolo (ITA) 14.087
Rio Ave (POR) 13.616
Vorskla Poltava (UKR) 11.976
Maccabi Haifa (ISR) 11.725 or Nõmme Kalju (EST)
HJK Helsinki (FIN) 10.980 or Beroe Stara Zagora (BUL)
Hajduk Split (CRO) 10.775 or laşi (ROU)
Arouca (POR) 10.616
Apollon Limassol (CYP) 10.435
Mladá Boleslav (CZE) 10.085
Dinamo Minsk (BLR) 10.000 or St Patrick’s Athletic (IRL)
Omonia (CYP) 9.935 or Beitar Jerusalem (ISR)


Grasshoppers (SUI) 9.755 or KR Reykjavík (ISL)
Neftçi PFK (AZE) 9.725 or Shkëndija (MKD)
AEK Larnaca (CYP) 9.435 or Cliftonville (NIR)
Oleksandriya (UKR) 8.976
AIK Solna (SWE) 8.975 or Europa (GIB)
Slovan Bratislava (SVK) 8.900 or Jelgava (LVA)
Luzern (SUI) 8.775
Videoton (HUN) 8.725 or Čukarički (SRB)
AEK Athens (GRE) 7.940
Vojvodina (SRB) 7.925 or Connah’s Quay (WAL)
İstanbul Başakşehir (TUR) 7.920
Strømsgodset (NOR) 7.850 or SønderjyskE (DEN)
Shakhtyor Soligorsk (BLR) 7.500 or Domžale (SVN)
Spartak Trnava (SVK) 7.400 or Shirak (ARM)
Brøndby (DEN) 7.220 or Hibernian (SCO)
Heracles (NED) 7.112
Pandurii Târgu Jiu (ROU) 7.076
Osmanlıspor* (TUR) 6.920 or Zimbru Chisinau (MDA)
Slavia Praha (CZE) 6.585 or Levadia Tallinn (EST)
Debrecen (HUN) 6.475 or Torpedo-Belaz Zhodino (BLR)
IFK Göteborg (SWE) 6.475 or Piast Gliwice (POL)
Hearts (SCO) 6.460 or Birkirkara (MLT)
Admira Wacker Mödling (AUT) 6.020 or Käpäz (AZE)
Ventspils (LVA) 6.075 or Aberdeen (SCO)
Häcken (SWE) 5.975 or Cork City (IRL)
Giannina (GRE) 5.940 or Odd (NOR)
Lokomotiva Zagreb (CRO) 5.775 or RoPS Rovaniemi (FIN)
Qäbälä (AZE) 5.225 or MTK Budapest (HUN)
Viitorul Constanţa (ROU) 5.076

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