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Fulham drawn against Roma

last updated Friday 28th August 2009, 2:15 PM
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Fulham have been handed a tricky draw for the group stage of the Europa League competition.

Fulham are in Group E, along with Italian side Roma, Swiss outfit Basel and Bulgaria's CSKA Sofia.

The Cottagers, embarking on their second European campaign, can look forward to a match against a Roma side able to call upon Francesco Totti.

There are 48 teams at this stage of the competition, split into 12 groups of four, with the top two qualifying for the next round.

They will be joined at that stage by the eight teams that finish third in their Champions League group.

Games will be played on 17th September, 1st and 22nd October, 5th November, 2/3rd, and 16/17th December, with the final taking place in Hamburg, on Wednesday 12 May, 2010.

Meanwhile, Uefa is to experiment during the group stages with having five referees per match in an attempt to combat players' diving to win penalties and to help resolve other issues.

Two extra officials will stand next to each goal, behind the dead-ball line, to spot infringements and Uefa hopes the move will mean less foul play and simulation by players.

The move is also designed to help determine whether the ball has crossed the goal-line when there is doubt.

Group E
Roma
Basel
Fulham
CSKA Sofia


Group A
Ajax
Anderlecht
DinamoZagreb
Timisoara


Group B
Valencia
Lille
Slavia Prague
Genoa


Group C
Hamburg
Celtic
Hapoel Tel-Aviv
Rapid Vienna


Group D
Sporting Lisbon
Heerenveen
Hertha Berlin
Ventspils


Group F
Panathinaikos
Galatasaray
Dinamo Bucharest
Sturm Graz


Group G
Villarreal
Lazio
Levski Sofia
Salzburg


Group H
Steaua Bucharest
Fenerbahce
FC Twente
Sheriff


Group I
Benfica
Everton
AEK Athens
BATE Borisov


Group J
ShakhtarDonetsk
Bruges
Partizan Belgrade
Toulouse


Group K
PSV Eindhoven
FC Copenhagen
Sparta Prague
CFR Cluj


Group L
Werder Bremen
Austria Vienna
Athletic Bilbao
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