The draw takes place on Monday August 2 at 1 p.m. at the House of European Football in Nyon, Switzerland.
Which teams are involved?
• Six teams entering at this stage
• Six teams eliminated from the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round, Champions path
• Five UEFA Europa League Champions Path third qualifying round winners
• Three UEFA Europa League main track third qualifying round winners
How the draw works
The UEFA Europa League has undergone changes by becoming a competition with a 32-team group stage, together with the creation of the UEFA Europa Conference League. This also generated major changes in the qualifying phase, including the play-offs.
The draw for the UEFA Europa League play-offs will be carried out in accordance with the paragraph 13.05 of the Regulations of the UEFA Europa League 2021/22.
The teams are ranked and drawn in accordance with the principles of the Club Competitions Committee to ensure that eight clubs eliminated from the UEFA Champions League (Champions Path) are drawn against each other and thus ensure representation. at least four national champions from the UEFA Europa League play-offs in the group stage.
Please note that according to the regulations, no country protection is applicable and clubs from the same association can be drawn against each other.
The teams are distributed according to the following criteria:
Hat 1 (priority 1)
The six teams that qualify directly for the play-offs.
Hat 2 (priority 2)
The six teams that take part in the play-offs from the third qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League Champions path, indicated for the draw as Matches 1 to 6.
Hat 3 (priority 3)
The five teams that take part in the play-offs following the third qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League Champions path, indicated for the draw as Matches 1 to 5.
Hat 4 (priority 4)
The three teams that take part in the play-offs following the third qualifying round of the main track of the UEFA Europa League, indicated for the draw as the winners of Matches 6-8.
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Note that specific rules related to the COVID-19 pandemic will be put in place for the qualification phase and the play-offs of the competition. You can find them here.
As for fans who travel to attend matches, more information is available here.