UEFA Europa League group draw, all you need to know | UEFA Europa League

The 2022/23 UEFA Europa League group stage draw is broadcast live from 1 p.m. on August 26. It takes place in Istanbul (Turkey.

Which teams are in the group stage draw?

The draw includes automatic qualifiers, ten winners of the Europa League play-offs and ten teams transferred from the UEFA Champions League play-offs or the third qualifying round of the league path. The list of the 2 teams is confirmed on August 25.

The list of qualified teams is subject to final approval by UEFA.

Rome (ITA)
Man. United (ENG)
Arsenal (ENG)
Lazio (ITA)
Braga ( POR)
Feyenoord (NED)
Rennes (FRA)
Royal Society (ESP)
Real Betis (ESP)
Union Berlin (GER)
Friborg (GER)
Nantes (FRA)
Monaco (FRA) **
Sturm Graz (AUT)**
Union Saint-Gilloise (BEL)**
Central Jutland (DEN)**

12 automatic qualifiers
*10 Europa League play-off winners
**10 teams donated from Champions League play-offs (6) or league path third qualifying round (4)

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How the Europa League group stage draw works

• The 32 clubs are divided into four pots of eight according to the ranking by club coefficients established at the start of the season and according to the principles set by the Interclub Competitions Committee.

• Teams are divided into eight groups of four, each containing one team from each hat.

• Clubs from the same association cannot be drawn against each other. Further restrictions will be announced prior to the draw.

• To ensure that matched clubs from the same country (including those playing in the UEFA Europa Conference League) benefit from staggered kick-off times, the eight groups are distinguished by colour: Groups A to D will wear the color red and Groups E to H the color blue. When a paired club is drawn, for example, into one of the red groups, the other paired club – once drawn – will automatically be assigned to one of the blue groups. Pairings will be confirmed prior to the draw.

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And then ?

The group winners qualify for the knockout stages.

Group runners-up advance to the knockout stage play-offs, where they will face eight reversed UEFA Champions League teams who finished third in their group.

The third their transfer to the UEFA Europa Conference League, where they will face the group runners-up of this competition in a knockout play-off.


Third round, August 4 and 11, 2022
Play-offs, August 18 and 25, 2022

Draw dates

Play-offs: August 2
Groups: August 26
Play-offs for the knockout stage: November 7
Eighth: February 24
Quarters and semi-finals: March 17

All draws at 1 p.m.

Day 1: September 8, 2022
Day 2: September 15, 2022
Day 3: October 6, 2022
Day 4: October 13, 2022
Day 5: October 27, 2022
Day 6: November 3, 2022

Knockout stage
Play-offs of the elimination round: February 16 and 23
Round of 16: March 9 and 16, 2023
Quarter-finals: April 13 and 20, 2023
Semi-finals: May 11 and 18, 2023
Finale : 31 May 2023

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