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Tottenham goes to Tbilisi in Europa League playoff

August 9, 2013

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Tottenham will head to Georgia to play Dinamo Tbilisi in the Europa League playoffs, and Fiorentina makes a short trip to play Grasshoppers in Switzerland.

Swansea, the other Premier League club in Friday’s 62-team draw, is at home first against Petrolul Ploiesti of Romania.

Udinese of Serie A will host Slovan Liberec in the first leg.

In other ties, two-time winner Sevilla is away first against Slask Wroclaw, and Stuttgart travels to Rijeka.

Feyenoord, another two-time champion, travels to Russia to play Kuban Krasnodar in the first leg.

Dynamo Kiev begins in Kazakhstan against Aktobe.

First-leg matches are played Aug. 22, return matches are Aug. 29.

Winners advance to the group stage which will be drawn in Monaco on Aug. 30.

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