Haifa and Tel Aviv avoid big guns
Israel's two Europa League entrants avoided the big guns in Friday's draw for the group stages.
Maccabi Haifa were rewarded for a 3-1 aggregate win over Astra with a place in Group L, alongside AZ Alkmaar, PAOK Thessaloniki and Shakhter Karagandy, who were edged out 3-2 by Celtic in the Champions League qualifiers.
Maccabi Tel Aviv have been drawn in Group F against Bordeaux, APOEL and Eintracht.
Full Europa League draw:
Group A: Valencia, Swansea, Kuban Krasnodar, St Gallen.
Group B: PSV Eindhoven, Dinamo Zagreb, Chornomorets Odesa, Ludogorets Razgrad.
Group C: Standard Liege, Salzburg, Elfsborg, Esbjerg
Group D: Rubin Kazan, Wigan, Maribor, Zulte Waregem
Group E: Fiorentina, Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, Pacos Ferreira, Pandurii Targu Jiu
Group F: Bordeaux, APOEL, Eintracht, Maccabi Tel Aviv
Group G: Dynamo Kiev, Genk, Rapid Vienna, Thun
Group H: Sevilla, Freiburg, Estoril, Slovan Liberec
Group I: Lyon, Real Betis, Guimaraes, Rijeka
Group J: Lazio, Trabzonspor, Legia Warsaw, Apollon Limassol
Group K: Tottenham, Anzhi Makhachkala, Sheriff, Tromso
Group L: AZ Alkmaar, PAOK Thessaloniki, Maccabi Haifa, Shakhter Karagandy