Scottish Premiership

Spurs draw Monaco in Europa group

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MONACO (AP) Former European champions Ajax and Celtic were drawn together with Fenerbahce and Molde in the Europa League groups on Friday.

"There are three big teams in this group," said Ajax CEO Edwin van der Sar, counting Fenerbahce which signed his former Netherlands teammate Robin van Persie from Manchester United in the offseason.

Liverpool, which won the title three times in the old UEFA Cup format, returns to European competition after a one-year absence in a group with top-seeded Rubin Kazan, plus Bordeaux and Sion.