UEFA Europa League 2018/19
The Europa league is still going through their preliminary rounds at the time of writing with a number of British teams still involved. Burnley, Rangers and Hibernian are trying to get through the next play off round, which will be played at the end of August, with the final match of the playoffs to be played on 30 August.
The draw for the groups stages will be held on 31 August, with the fist matches played in September.
There are 17 automatic qualifiers:
Then 31 teams will join as losers in the later rounds of the qualifying round of the Champions League to complete the full 48 list of teams in this competition.
We will update the tables as soon as they are available.
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The winners of the Europa League second-round tie between Aberdeen and Burnley will play Istanbul Basaksehir, who finished third in the Turkish league, in the third qualifying round. Rangers will play Georgia's Chikhura Sachkhere or Slovenians Maribor if they win against Osijek of Croatia. Hibernian will face Norway's Molde or Albanians Laci if they beat Asteras Tripolis of Greece in the second round. The third-round ties will be played on 9 and 16 August.
Italian side AC Milan have had their one-year ban from European football overturned. Uefa had issued the punishment after deciding Milan had breached a Financial Fair Play requirement to break even after spending £200m on transfers. But the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) partially upheld the club's appeal and asked Uefa to issue a more "proportionate disciplinary measure". The Italians are now free to play in this season's Europa League.
Hibernian head coach Neil Lennon is no clearer over the future of John McGinn, saying the midfielder's potential move to Celtic is "out of my remit". Lennon's side edged an astonishing second leg of their Europa League first qualifying round tie with Runavik 6-4 to progress 12-5 on aggregate. McGinn played and scored, so could not feature in Celtic's Champions League qualifiers should he leave Easter Road. "Negotiations might be going on or they might have stalled," Lennon said. "I don't know. But he's a cracking player, one of our best, and he needed the 90 minutes. Our focus now is all on next week and that will do John the world of good."
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