Europa League - Swansea drawn with Valencia, Spurs get Anzhi

Swansea will meet Valencia in the Europa League group stages after the draw was made on Friday.

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After beating Petrolul Ploiesti of Romania in a two-legged play-off, Michael Laudrup's Capital One Cup champions Swansea have earned the right to play Primera Division giants Valencia, Kuban Krasnodar of Russia and Switzerland's St Gallen.

Winger Pablo Hernandez returns to the Mestalla while Chico Flores, Michu and Jordi Amat are just a few former La Liga stars plying their trade with the Swans.

Spurs - quarter-finalists last season - knocked out Dinamo Tbilisi on Thursday night in the qualifying stage and will meet Anzhi Makhachkala, who have recently sold high-earners Willian, Christopher Samba and Samuel Eto'o after a massive cut in their budget.

They will also venture east to Moldova for a meeting with Sheriff Tiraspol and to the Arctic Circle outpost of Tromso in Norway - the side who have replaced Besiktas in the tournament after the Turkish club's European ban was upheld.

Championship side Wigan, who qualified after winning the FA Cup last season, will take on Rubin Kazan, Slovenian club Maribor and Zulte Waregem of Belgium.

The group stage commences in September.

Full draw:

Group A: Valencia, Swansea, Kuban, St Gallen

Group B: PSV, GNK Dinamo, Chornomorets, Ludogorets,

Group C: Standard Liege, FC Salzburg, Efsborg, Esbjerg

Group D: Rubin Kazan, Wigan Athletic, Maribor, Zulte Waregem

Group E: Fiorentina, FC Dnipro, Pacos Ferreira, Pandurii

Group F: Bordeaux, APOEL, Eintracht Frankfurt, Tel-Aviv

Group G: Dynamo Kiev, Genk, Rapid Wien, Thun

Group H: Sevilla, Freiburg, Estoril, Liberec

Group I: Lyon, Real Betis, Guimaraes, Rijeka

Group J: Lazio, Trabzonspor, Legia Warsaw, Limasol

Group K: Tottenham Hotspur, Anji, FC Sheriff, Tromso

Group L: AZ, Paok, Maccabi Haifa, Shakhter

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