Sevilla won the last competition and this season the Europa League winners will secure a place in the Champions League at long last.
UEFA have tried to keep the Champions League a closed shop for as long as possible, that was the intention of it when it was devised after all. For losers to be allowed into another competition is absurd and just a way to ensure that clubs in the Champions League are given every opportunity to maximise their income from prestigious European ties.
The 2015 Europa League final is in Warsaw's National Stadium in 2015.
Europa League play-off draw takes place on August 8 at 12.00 BST in Lyon.
Seven teams qualify for the group stages automatically.
UEFA Europa League group stage
1 Sevilla FC (ESP) - Holders 71.042
2 FC Dynamo Kyiv (UKR) [CW] 56.193
3 ACF Fiorentina (ITA) 49.387
4 VfL Wolfsburg (GER) 32.328
5 Everton FC (ENG) 24.949
6 Estoril Praia (POR) 15.459
7 EA Guingamp (FRA) [CW] 12.800
The table above shows the expected seedings based on UEFA statistics, the seeded teams on the left will be drawn against an unseeded team on the right.
Who do we want to be drawn against?