Welcome to our live coverage of the draw for the group stage of this year’s Europa League.
We’re in Istanbul where 32 balls will be drawn, including those of West Ham United and Leicester City.
The Premier League pair are two of 12 clubs that qualified for this stage of the competition courtesy of last season’s league position, and they’ll also be joined by ten sides that have dropped in after missing out on the Champions League – and another ten, who have qualified via the play-offs.
Scottish duo Rangers and Celtic are also in the hat, as are Serie A sides Napoli and Lazio, Eintracht Frankfurt and Bayer Leverkusen of the Bundesliga, and Lyon, Marseille and Monaco from France.
Eight groups – A to H – will be drawn with teams separated into four pots, based on their UEFA club coefficient. At this point of the tournament, sides cannot be paired in a group with another from their own domestic league.
Stick with us for the draw as it happens plus all the reaction from those involved. Later, we’ll also be bringing you live coverage of the draw for the group stage of the inaugural Europa Conference League.
Give those balls a swirl… now let’s go!