Sevilla faces trip east in Europa League prelims

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NYON, Switzerland (AP)

Two-time champion Sevilla will face Mladost of Montenegro or Senica of Slovakia in the third qualifying round of the Europa League.

Sevilla, which won the UEFA Cup in 2006 and '07, plus Swansea, Stuttgart and Udinese were in Friday's draw as Europe's top-ranked leagues joined the competition.

English League Cup winner Swansea begins against former European Cup finalist Malmo or Scottish club Hibernian.

Stuttgart was paired with Zrinjski of Bosnia-Herzegovina or Botev Plovdiv of Bulgaria. Udinese will play Pavlodar of Kazakhstan or Siroki Brijeg of Bosnia.

Bursaspor of Turkey should play Vojvodina of Serbia or Honved of Hungary, though it could be upgraded to the Champions League if Fenerbahce is expelled for match-fixing.

The first legs will be played Aug. 1, with the return on Aug. 8.

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