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Europa League group stage full draw

Three English sides - Arsenal, Manchester United and Wolves - enter the competition Credit: PA

The group stage draw for the 2019/20 Europa League has taken place and the groups are as follows:

Group A: Sevilla, APOEL FC, Qarabag F91, Dudelange

Group B: Dynamo Kiev, FC Copenhagen, Malmo, FC Lugano

Group C: FC Basel, FC Krasnodar, Getafe, Trabzonspor

Group D: Sporting, PSV, Rosenborg, BK LASK

Group E: Lazio, Celtic, Stade Rennais, CRF 1907 Cluj

Group F: Arsenal, Frankfurt, Standard Liege, Vitoria SC

Group G: Porto, Young Boys, Feyenoord, Rangers

Group H: CSKA, Ludogorets, Espanyol, Ferencvaros

Group I: Wolfsburg, Gent, Saint-Etienne, FC Oleksandriya

Group J: Roma, Borussia Monchengladbach, Istanbul Basaksehir F.K., Wolfsberger

Group K: Besiktas, Braga, Wolverhampton, SK Slovan Bratislava

Group L: Manchester United, FC Astana, FK Partizan, AZ Alkmaar

Full Champions League group stage draw

Reigning champions Liverpool will once again face Napoli in the group stage Credit: PA

Holders Liverpool have been drawn to play Napoli, Salzburg and Genk in Group E of the 2019 UEFA Champions League.

The draw, made in Monaco, has pitted Jurgen Klopp's side against the Italian club in the group stages for the second successive year

Manchester City will face Ukraine's Shaktar Donetsk, Croatia's Dinamo Zagreb and Italian side Atalanta in Group C.

Tottenham will play five-time winners Bayern Munich, Olympiacos and Red Star Belgrade in Group B.

Chelsea, drawn in Group H, will play last season's beaten semi-finalists Ajax, Valencia and French club Lille.

Remaining groups:

Group A: Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid, Club Brugge, Galatasary

Group D: Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Bayer Leverkusen, Lokomotiv Moscow

Group F: Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund, Inter Milan, Slavia Prague

Group G: Zenit St.Petersburg, Benfica, Lyon, Leipzig

Former Man Utd star Eric Cantona to receive Uefa President's Award

Eric Cantona to receive the 2019 Uefa President's award Credit: PA

Former Manchester United star Eric Cantona has been chosen as recipient of the 2019 Uefa President's Award.

Cantona will join an illustrious list of previous winners which includes Sir Bobby Charlton, David Beckham, Alfredo Di Stefano and Eusebio.

Uefa said the award "recognises outstanding achievements, professional excellence and exemplary personal qualities."

And Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin, who selected Cantona for the award, paid a glowing tribute to the 53-year-old.

"This award not only recognises his career as a player of the highest calibre, but also honours him for the person he is - a man who refuses compromise, who stands up for his values, who speaks his mind and in particular puts his heart and his soul into supporting the causes he believes in," Ceferin said.

Cantona will receive the award in Monaco on Thursday, where the Champions League group stage draw is due to take place.

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Arsenal plan Uefa meeting over Mkhitaryan's Europa League final absence

Arsenal plan to meet with UEFA to express their fury after Henrikh Mkhitaryan decided against playing in the Europa League final over security fears. Credit: PA

Arsenal plan to meet with Uefa to express their fury after Henrikh Mkhitaryan decided against playing in the Europa League final over security fears.

The Armenian's safety was a concern because of the dispute between his country and Azerbaijan, the host nation of next week's fixture between the Gunners and Chelsea.

Despite receiving assurances aimed at allaying those fears, Mkhitaryan has chosen not to travel to Baku following discussions with the club and his family.

Arsenal boss Unai Emery said he respected the "personal" nature of Mkhitaryan's decision, but conceded it was "bad news" for his team.

But Arsenal managing director Vinai Venkatesham branded the situation "unacceptable" and revealed the club would make the full extent of their anger known to the governing body.

He was quoted as saying by a number of national newspapers: "I struggle to find words for how strongly I feel. We feel it's unacceptable."

Man City referred to Uefa's adjudicatory chamber following FFP probe

Uefa's club financial control body chief investigator has referred Manchester City to the adjudicatory chamber for breaches of financial fair play regulations Credit: Pa

Uefa's club financial control body chief investigator has referred Manchester City to the adjudicatory chamber for breaches of financial fair play regulations, Europe's governing body has announced.

City were fined £49million and hit with restrictions on transfer spending and their Champions League squad after FFP breaches were originally investigated in 2014, and Uefa began a new probe after further allegations about the same period were made in German publication Der Spiegel last year.

"The Club Financial Control Body (CFCB) chief investigator, after having consulted with the other members of the independent investigatory chamber of the CFCB, has decided to refer Manchester City FC to the CFCB adjudicatory chamber following the conclusion of his investigation," said a Uefa statement.

"The CFCB investigatory chamber had opened an investigation into Manchester City FC on 7 March 2019 for potential breaches of Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations that were made public in various media outlets.

"Uefa will not be making any further comment on the matter until a decision is announced by the CFCB adjudicatory chamber."

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