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UEFA Cup Draw For Last 32 & Last 16 Today

The draw for the UEFA Cup last 32 knockout stage (12noon GMT) AND the last 16 stage (12:30 gmt) are made today.

I'm sure Sky or Setanta will have it on live, but also the official UEFA site had it online last time: www.uefa.com

Villa will be draw against the group winners BUT we can't be drawn against Manchester City (but in the last 16 we can meet fellow Premier League teams)

Group winners Group
A: Manchester City FC (ENG)
B: FC Metalist Kharkiv (UKR)
C: R. Standard de Liège (BEL)
D: Udinese Calcio (ITA)
E: VfL Wolfsburg (GER)
F: Hamburger SV (GER)
G: AS Saint-Etienne (FRA)
H: PFC CSKA Moskva (RUS)

The rules from the UEFA.com official site:

2008/09 UEFA Cup Round of 32/16 draw participants
Round of 32 to be played 18/19 & 26 February 2009
Round of 16 to be played 12 & 18/19 March 2009

Draw conditions

The Round of 32 draw will be made under the following conditions:

• Clubs from the same association must not be drawn against each other.
• The group-winners of a given group must be drawn against one of the third-ranked teams from another group.
• The runners-up of a given group must be drawn against one of the eight clubs joining the competition from the group stage of the UEFA Champions League.
• The group-winners and group runners-up shall play the return-leg match at home.

Round of 16

The draw for the Round of 16, which will be played on 12 March and 18/19 March, will follow once the draw for the Round of 32 has been completed. There will be no seeded teams. The 16 green balls containing slips of paper for 'Winners of match 1' to 'Winners of match 16' will be placed in the large central bowl and shuffled. The first team drawn will play its first match at home against the second team drawn and the same procedure will then be repeated for the other matches.

So who do you fancy?




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The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday December 19 2008

Time: 10:40AM

Your Comments

I think O’Neil’s actually been quite clever in picking our worst team to make sure that we lost against Hamburg! It means that since we finished 3rd, we’ll play one of the easier looking teams. Deffo better than playing any of the runners up or champs league teams! Also, interesting that for me the teams that didn’t even win their UEFA cup group look better than the teams that finished 3rd in Champs League groups. So other than the handful of massive clubs in the Champs league, maybe after that there’s not much difference between the two competitions?
MrZeus
We wont be drawn against Portsmouth will we........ lol
col8
if you are ....someone has cheated somewhere.....lol
lincolnblue
i said yesterday to a work colleague, MON has played a blinder, look at the teams that finished 2nd in their groups and the teams in the champs league that will be joining the competition they're bigger names than the teams that won each group! and the big names will always be there or there abouts so by avoiding them and going for lesser names that have topped each group it makes things easier in the long run...Im waffling now :)
industrial_musical
moscow - *********!!!
roehe
There's some tricky little teams left in that lot, some of them we could possibly end up having to face.
glensider
Come off it Col. Dont wish that on us. One trip per season to Fratton Park is more than enough, thank you very much.
glensider
CSKA Moscow then eh? Now theres a tie that will well and truly put our credentials to the test. Beat them, and we could face everybody's favourite second team, the mighty Tottenham Hotspur. I jest of course. About the favourite bit, and the mighty bit too!
glensider
 

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