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Shamrock Rovers have been drawn against Tottenham in Group A of the Europa League. Full details of the draw are here…

SHAMROCK ROVERS MADE history last night by becoming the first Irish side to make the Europa League group stages, and now they play Tottenham. Here’s how the draw worked out…

We’re ready to go… First of all, here are the pots…

Pot 1
Tottenham Hotspur – PSV Eindhoven – Atlético Madrid – Sporting Lisbon – SC Braga – Schalke 04 – Dynamo Kyiv – Paris Saint-Germain – FC København – AZ Alkmaar – Anderlecht – FC Twente

Pot 2
Fulham – Besiktas – Hapoel Tel-Aviv – Metalist Kharkiv – Standard Liège – Rubin Kazan – Club Brugge – AEK Athens – Steaua Bucuresti – Udinese Calcio – Athletic Bilbao – Lazio

Pot 3
FC Salzburg – Maccabi Haifa – FC Zürich – Odense BK – Lokomotiv Moscow – PAOK – Birmingham CityStoke City – Stade Rennes – Austria Wien – Rapid Bucuresti – Hannover 96

Pot 4
FC Vorskla Poltava – Wisla Kraków – FC Vaslui – FC Sion – Sturm Graz – Maccabi Tel-Aviv – Slovan Bratislava – Legia Warsaw – NK Maribor – AEK Larnaca – Malmö – Shamrock Rovers

It’s the usual preamble, a recap of last season’s competition…

The are 48 clubs, with twelve groups of four to be drawn… The draw proper begins…

Short break now as Radamel Falcao – who scored 17 goals in last year’s competition for winners Porto – is handed an award by Michel Platini.

Group A: Tottenham Hotspur, Rubin Kazan, PAOK, Shamrock Rovers.

Group B: FC Copenhagen, Standard Liège, Hannover 96, Vorskla Poltava.

Group C: PSV Eindhoven, Hapoel Tel-Aviv, Rapid Bucuresti, Legia Warsaw.

Group D: Sporting Lisbon, Lazio, FC Zurich, FC Vaslui.

Group E: Dynamo Kiev, Besiktas, Stoke City, Maccabi Tel-Aviv.

Group F: Paris St. Germain, Athletic Bilbao, FC Salzburg, Slovan Bratislava.

Group G: AZ Alkmaar, Metalist Kharkiv, Austria Wien, Malmö.

Group H: Sporting Braga, Club Brugge, Birmingham City, NK Maribor.

Group I: Atletico Madrid, Udinese, Stade Rennes, FC Sion.

Group J: FC Schalke, Steaua Bucuresti, Maccabi Haifa, AEK Larnaca.

Group K: FC Twente, Fulham, Odense BK, Wisla Krakow.

Group L: Anderlecht, AEK Athens, Lokomotiv Moscow, Sturm Graz.

Arguably the best draw that Shamrock Rovers could get  – they take on Tottenham in Group A of the Europa League. What were the odds???

Meanwhile, Tony Pulis brings Stoke to the Ukraine, Turkey and Israel, Birmingham get Braga, Bruges and NK Maribor, while the 2010 finalists Fulham take on FC Twente, Odense and Wisla Krakow…

That’s all from us – it’s going to be an exciting campaign for the Hoops who, we might add, also play Rubin Kazan and PAOK of Greece. Time to start saving!

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