- Friday August 7th, 2009 @ 9:34
SAINTS IN EUROPA PLAY OFF DRAW
The groupings and seedings have been decided for the UEFA Europa League play-off draw which takes place today in Nyon.
St Patrick's Athletic as one of the 35 winners of Thursday's third qualifying-round ties will be included in the UEFA Europa League Play off draw which takes place at 13.30 CET.
The 35 teams will be joined by 15 losing sides from the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round and a further 26 teams who begin their European campaigns at this level.
The 76 teams have been divided into eight groups and within the eight groups an equal number of clubs will be seeded and unseeded in accordance with the club rankings established at the beginning of the season.
ST Patrick's Athletic are included as one of the unseeded teams in Group 6 and can be drawn against one of the following teams:
FC Zenit St. Petersburg (RUS)
FC Steaua Bucureºti (ROU)
AC Sparta Praha (CZE)
Aston Villa FC (ENG)
Odense BK (DEN)