The Europa League is one of the most prestigious pieces of silverware on offer in European football. Teams that just miss out on a place in the UEFA Champions League are eligible to compete in this competition and over the years it has delivered an awful lot of drama. All the big clubs want to get into the CL and are disappointed to miss out on it, but winning the Europa League grants you automatic qualification for the following years tournament - so there's plenty of motivation to go all the way.
Last year Atletico Madrid came out winners in Lyon, following out comfortable and deserved 3-0 winners over Marseille. That was the fifth time in the last seven years that the winner of the trophy has been Spanish and there's 2 clubs in the group stage this year who'll be hoping to emulate Atletico's success. The favourites for the trophy surely come in the form of Chelsea and Arsenal, who both missed out on a top four finish in the Premier League last term which resulted in changes in management at both clubs - so it's going to interesting to see how their seasons unfold.
Qualification for the group stage of the 2018/19 Europa League draws to it's conclusion on Thursday night, with the draw commencing on Friday morning in Monaco. All 48 clubs involved in the group stage will be eagerly anticipating their fate and it's going to be intriguing to see what's in store for each of them. In the build up to the draw we've put together a quiz that'll wet your appetite for the new Europa League campaign. We want to see if you can name every club to be involved in the group stage of the 17/18 Europa League - with 48 answers in total for you to guess. There's some pretty obscure clubs involved so anything over 40/48 is a very good effort - give it your best shot below and tweet your efforts into us @FootyAccums!