Europa League & ECL play-offs draw: Who has qualified from the group stage and when is the draw for the knockout rounds? | Football News

With the Europa League group stage drawing to a close, who has passed, who gets into the Europa Conference League and when is the draw for the next stage?

What is a play-off round and what has changed in the Europa League?

From 2021/22, the group stage of the Europa League has been truncated to eight groups. Instead of the round of 32, the eight runners-up will meet one of eight teams that finished third in their respective Champions League groups in a home and away play-offs in February.

These eight teams will join the eight Europa League group winners on the last 16 of March.

Teams that finish third in their Europa League groups will also see their European season extended for the first time, with those eight teams facing one of eight teams that finished runners-up in the Europa Conference League group stage for a place in the round of 16. of final that competition.

Who qualified for the round of 16?

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West Ham will be in the Europa League beyond the group stage

Lyon
Bayer Leverkusen
Monk
West Ham

Spartak Moscow
Eintracht Frankfurt
Red Star Belgrade
Galatasaray

Who will be the protagonist of the group stage?

Ranger
true Betis
real society
Naples
Olympic
Dinamo Zagreb
Braga
Lazio
Borussia Dortmund *
Sheriff*
Zenith*

RB Leipzig *
FC Porto *
Barcelona *
Atalanta *
Seville *

* Third-placed teams in the Champions League group stage

When is the draw for the playoffs?

The Europa League play-off draw and Europa Conference League play-off draw will be held in Nyon, Switzerland on Monday 13 December from 12:00 GMT.

How does the play-off draw work?

The eight teams that finished second in their Europa League group will be seeded and drawn against the eight teams that finished third in their Champions League groups.

No team can play against a team from their own group or a team from their own country.

The teams that finished second in the Europa League groups will play the first leg of the round of 16 away.

When are the play-offs?

The first leg of the play-offs will be played on February 17, with the return one week later on February 24.

Europa Conference League

Who will join the Europa Conference League?

Celtic
Fenerbahce
Leicester
PSV
Sparta Prague
Marseille
Quick Vienna
Central Jutland

These are the seeded play-offs of the ECL knockout stage

Who could Celtic or Leicester face in the Conference League round of 16 play-offs?

Jonny Evans (second from left) rejoices with his teammates after scoring for Leicester-Napoli
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Leicester entered the Europa Conference League

Bodo / Glimt
Maccabi Tel Aviv
PAOK
Partizan Belgrade
Qarabag
Randers
Slavia Prague
Speed ​​/ Tottenham *

Celtic could face Tottenham or Vitesse from unseeded sides, but Leicester could only face Vitesse from this pair.

Teams qualified for the Round of 16 of the Conference League

LASK
Gent
Rome
THE
Feyenoord
Copenhagen
Rennes
Basel

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