Red Bull-branded teams drawn together in Europa League

UEFA Europa League Final Preview – Stockholm

UEFA Europa League Final Preview – Stockholm

Arsenal will face unsettled Sporting CP in Group E of this season's Europa League.

English Premier league side Arsenal were handed a logistical challenge when they were pitted against Ukraine's Vorskla Poltava and Azeri side Qarabag as well as Portugal's Sporting in Group E.

There has been a long-standing conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh territory, and in 2016 at least 200 people were killed in clashes between the two nations.

Celtic have made their way into the Europa League after missing out on a third successive Champions League group stage appearance.

UEFA argued that AC Milan did not meet a break-even requirement under its Financial Fair Play regulations, adding the club had not provided sufficient evidence of its financial stability.

They have been grouped with PAOK Salonika, Belarusian champions BATE Borisov and Hungarian title-winners Vidi.

NHC says Florence has weakened to a tropical storm
Hasan said the evacuees present special circumstances because they may not be seasoned travelers and might need extra attention. People in areas vulnerable to the unsafe hurricane, particularly those in coastal regions, have fled ahead of the storm.

Some potentially tricky games are compounded by questions over Mkhitaryan's availability for the trip to Azerbaijan, which is also hosting the Europa League final in the capital of Baku.

Arsenal coach Unai Emery however has now responded to the situation positively suggesting his side will reach out to authorities for a visa approval for the player and hope for a positive outcome.

Rangers, managed by former Champions League victor Sveven Gerrard, enjoyed better fortunes among the British contingent when they advanced 2-1 on aggregate after holding Russian side FC Ufa to a 1-1 away draw despite ending the contest with nine men. They'll face tought opposition in Austrian champions RB Salzburg, and German club RB Leipzig.

Meanwhile, Steven Gerrard's Rangers are in Group G with Spartak Moscow, Rapid Vienna and Spanish side Villarreal.

The first round of group matches is on September 20.

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