🏆 Europa League: 2021/22 Group stage as it stands
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🏆 Europa League: 2021/22 Group stage as it stands

Twelve teams have so far secured spots in the group stage of the 2021/22 Europa League, with the remaining 20 places to be decided in qualifying. 

The 12 are automatic qualifiers from seven different countries, including the top-five league associations; England, Spain, Italy, Germany, and France. 

So, how does it look so far?

2021/22 group stage as it stands

🇪🇸: Real Sociedad, Real Betis
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿: Leicester, West Ham
🇩🇪: Eintracht Frankfurt, Leverkusen
🇮🇹: Napoli, Lazio
🇫🇷: Lyon, Marseille
🇵🇹: Braga
🇷🇺: Lokomotiv Moskva

Who else can join the group stage? 

In all, there will be 32 sides in the group stage:

  • 12 automatic qualifiers
  • 10 UEFA Europa League play-off winners
  • 10 sides transferring from the UEFA Champions League play-offs and third qualifying round (4 from the Champions Path, 6 from the League Path)

How does seeding work?

For the group stage draw, the teams are divided into four pots based on their UEFA club coefficients. So far we have:

  • Lyon (🇫🇷)
  • Napoli (🇮🇹)
  • Leverkusen (🇩🇪)
  • Lazio (🇮🇹)
  • Braga (🇵🇹)
  • Eintracht Frankfurt (🇩🇪)
  • Leicester (🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿)
  • Lokomotiv Moskva (🇷🇺)
  • Marseille (🇫🇷)
  • West Ham (🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿)
  • Real Sociedad (🇪🇸)
  • Real Betis (🇪🇸)