When will the Europa League knockout draw take place? Date, time, TV channel and full teams


ith the end of the Europa League group stage this week, attention quickly turns to the upcoming draw as the teams learn their fate for the knockout play-offs.

Those who win their group need not worry, receiving a direct bye to the last 16, and Arsenal will be one of those teams if they beat Zurich on Thursday night.

As things stand, Manchester United will have to play those two extra games unless they can turn the tide against Real Sociedad and top the group, potentially with Roma and Monaco.

The eight Europa League finalists will face a team descended from the Champions League, with Barcelona, ​​Ajax and Sevilla among those already confirmed in the draw.

Here are all the details…

When is the Europa League draw?

The Europa League draw will take place on Monday 7 November 2022 at 12:00 GMT.

UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland will host the ceremony.

The teams qualified for the Europa League draw

Those who drop out of the Champions League will not be seeded for the draw, while teams from the same country cannot be drawn against each other.

Europa League finalist: to be confirmed

Champions League third-placed teams: Ajax, Barcelona, ​​Bayer Leverkusen, Sevilla, Sporting, Juventus, Salzburg, Shakhtar

Barcelona finished third in their Champions League group behind Bayern Munich and Inter Milan

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Where to watch the Europa League draw

TV channel: In the UK, the draw will be broadcast live on BT Sport 1.

Direct: UEFA will broadcast the draw via its YouTube channel while BT Sport subscribers can watch on the BT Sport website and app.

Live Blog: You can follow it in full via Standard Sport’s live blog.

When will the Europa League knockout matches take place?

The first legs will take place on February 16, the return matches a week later on February 23.

The eight teams that win their matches will advance to the round of 16, joined by the Europa League group winners.

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