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Europa Conference League draw LIVE: Aston Villa will play Ajax in huge tie

It's the Europa Conference League draw live, with Aston Villa aiming for another European trophy

A detailed view of the UEFA Europa Conference League Trophy is seen prior to the UEFA Conference League final match between AS Roma and Feyenoord at Arena Kombetare on May 25, 2022 in Tirana, Albania.
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Welcome to the Europa League and Europa Conference League draws live!

• Liverpool will play Sparta Prague
• Brighton are drawn against Roma
• Rangers are playing Benfica
• West Ham are against Freiburg
• Aston Villa have drawn Ajax


First out of the hat… it's Sparta Prague

Liverpool draw Sparta. Tough draw for the Czech side.

Marseille out next.

Marseille will be facing Villarreal.

Next out – it's Daniele De Rossi's Roma. 

Roma are going to play Brighton & Hove Albion.

Benfica out next.

Benfica play Rangers.

Freiburg up next.

Freiburg will face off against West Ham United. 

Sporting, now.

Sporting vs Atalanta.

Milan, out next. 

AC Milan will be playing Slavia Prague, avoiding Bayer Leverkusen.

John O'Shea confirms Qarabag will play Xabi Alonso's Leverkusen 

That lineup in full:

Some huge ties for the next round – and from a neutral perspective, perhaps the most exciting is Brighton facing off against Roma.

It's Celtic who are more commonly associated with Lisbon – but now Rangers are heading there.

With the Conference League places secured last night, check out this Legia Warsaw banner from the play-off round…

On the subject of the Europa Conference League, Chelsea could qualify for it this weekend… and turn down the place

Five minutes until the Conference League draw.

The seeded teams:

The unseeded teams:

Kostas Katsouranis is here to present the draw. When asked by Pedro Pinto what he's been impressed with thus far, he simply replies that he hopes a Greek team makes the final. Fair enough. 

Servette are out first from the hat (well, the bowl).

Servette plays Viktoria Plzen, the only team to have won all six group stage games. A dark horse, there?

Now for Ajax.

Ajax will play Aston Villa.

Molde out now.

Club Brugge drawn against Molde. 

Union Saint-Gilloise, out next. 

Union SG play Fenerbahce. 

Dinamo Zagreb, next. 

Dinamo Zagreb plays against PAOK of Greece. 

Sturm Graz, now. Five teams left in the draw.

Sturm Graz plays Lille.

Maccabi Haifa is out next – but because Maccabi Tel Aviv are in the draw, they'll play Fiorentina.

The draw in full:

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