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UEFA Cup draw

Posted on 7 October 2008  - 12:00

We have been drawn against Spartak Moscow, Udinese, Dinamo Zagreb and NEC Nijmegen in the group stage of the UEFA Cup.

UEFA Cup draw

We have been drawn against Spartak Moscow, Udinese, Dinamo Zagreb and NEC Nijmegen in the group stage of the UEFA Cup.

It means Luka Modric will come up against his former club in Croatian champions Dinamo Zagreb.

We will play each team once in the group stage with the top three of five progressing to the knockout stage.

Dates and what teams we play home or away are being decided at UEFA headquarters now

Here are a few facts about our opponents...

Spartak Moscow (Russia) - Roman Pavlyuchenko's former club, unfortunately he is ineligible for the UEFA Cup. Spartak are currently seventh in Russia. Michael Laudrup is their manager - we came up against him with Getafe last seaso. Sparta lost to Dinamo Kiev in Champions League qualifying

Udinese (Italy) - Currently level at the top of Serie A with Lazio and Inter Milan.

Dinamo Zagreb (Croatia) - Luka Modric up against his former club but Vedran Corluka remains ineligible in the UEFA Cup. Currently top of Croatian championship by five points.

NEC Nijmegen (Netherlands) - Currently seventh in Holland with eight points from five games. Secured a 1-0 win against Dinamo Bucharest to qualify for this season's UEFA Cup group phase. Won through in a UEFA Cup play-off in Holland last season following an eighth place finish in Eredivisie.