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UEFA Cup: Hammers face tough draw

Filed: Friday, 25th August 2006
By: Matthew O'Greel

West Ham are set to face a tough draw in the first round of the UEFA Cup.

The Hammers will play against one of Feyenoord (8th seed), FC Basel (11th), Palermo (22nd), Rapid Bucharest (27th) or Osasuna (33rd) in the first round of the competition, after they were placed in Group 6 or the draw.

The tie will take place over two legs, to be played on September 14th and 28th. West Ham, as one of the unseeded teams, are likely to play at home in the first leg.

The draw begins at midday today; we'll be bringing you all the latest from Monaco in order to continue KUMB's extensive UEFA Cup coverage.

Full groups as follows:

Group 1: Seeded

Newcastle, Rangers, Celta de Vigo, Hapoel Tel-Aviv, Chievo Verona.

Group 1: Unseeded

Standard de LiŔge, SC Braga, Molde FK, Chornomorets Odesa, Levadia Tallinn.

Group 2: Seeded

Panathinaikos, Hertha Berlin, Paris Saint-Germain, Austria Wien, Litex Lovech.

Group 2: Unseeded

Maccabi Haifa, Legia Warszawa, Metalurg Zaporizhzhya, Odense, Derry City.

Group 3: Seeded

FC Schalke, Sparta Praha, Lokomotiv Moskva, Fenerbahše, Blackburn Rovers.

Group 3: Unseeded

Hearts, Nancy, Sulte Waregem, Salzburg, Randers.

Group 4: Seeded

Parma, AZ Alkmaar, Lens, Slovan Liberec, Br°ndby.

Group 4: Unseeded

Crvena Zvezda, Eintracht Frankfurt, Rubin Kazan, Kayserispor, Ethnikos Achnas.

Group 5: Seeded

Seville, Marseille, Beşiktaş, Heerenveen, Grasshoppers.

Group 5: Unseeded

CSKA Sofia, Vitˇria, Atromitos, Mladß Boleslav, ┼tvidabergs.

Group 6: Seeded

Feyenoord, FC Basel, Palermo, Rapid Bucharest, Osasuna.

Group 6: Unseeded

West Ham United, Nacional, Trabzonspor, Lokomotiv Sofia, Rabotnicki.

Group 7: Seeded

Bayer Leverkusen, Club Brugge, Slavia Praha, Partizan, Dinamo Bucharest.

Group 7: Unseeded

Tottenham, FC Groningen, Skoda Xanthi, FC Sion, Ru×omberok.

Group 8: Seeded

Ajax, Auxerre, Espanyol, Wisła Krakˇw, Livorno.

Group 8: Unseeded

Dinamo Zagreb, Artmedia, Iraklis, IK Start, Pasching.

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