The UEFA Europa League 2021-22 season is just around the corner after Villarreal defeated Manchester United in last season’s final. The group stage draw will take place on 27th August as the 2021-22 UEFA Europa League starts on 16th September.
When will the UEL 2021-22 group stage draw take place?
The UEL 2021-22 group stage draw will take place on Friday 27th August at 3:30 pm IST.
Where will the UEL 2021-22 group stage draw take place?
The UEL 2021-22 group stage draw will be held in Istanbul, Turkey.
How can you watch the UEL 2021-22 group stage draw?
The UEL 2021-22 group stage draw will be live-streamed on UEFA’s official website.
Teams involved in UCL 2021-22 group stage draw
The draw features 32 teams.
• Teams given direct entry into this round.
• Winning teams from the UEFA Europa League play-off round
• Four teams eliminated from the UEFA Champions League play-off round Champions Path
• Two teams eliminated from the UEFA Champions League play-off round League Path
• Four teams eliminated from the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round League Path
The teams to have already qualified for the Europa League group stage are:
Czech Republic: Sparta Prague
Spain: Real Sociedad, Real Betis
England: Leicester City, West Ham
France: Lyon, Marseille
Germany: Eintracht Frankfurt, Bayer Leverkusen
Italy: Napoli, Lazio
Russia: Lokomotiv Moskow, Spartak Moskow
How does the UEL group stage draw work?
The 32 clubs are seeded into four groups of eight in accordance with the club coefficient rankings established at the beginning of the season and with the principles set by the Club Competitions Committee.
• Clubs from the same association cannot be drawn into the same group. Any other restrictions will be announced ahead of the draw.
• The group winners will progress to the round of 16.
• The group runners-up will progress to the knockout stage, where they will face the third-placed UEFA Champions League teams for places in the round of 16.
• The third-placed teams will transfer to the UEFA Europa Conference League knockout phase, where they will face the UEFA Europa Conference League group runners-up for places in the round of 16.
When does the UEL group stage take place?
Matchday 1: 16 September
Matchday 2: 30 September
Matchday 3: 21 October
Matchday 4: 4 November
Matchday 5: 25 November
Matchday 6: 9 December
When and where will the UEL 2021-22 final take place?
The UEFA Europa League 2021-22 final will be held on 18 May 2022 at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium in Seville, Spain.