House of European Football hosts knockout round draws on Monday 16 December
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The draws for the knockout rounds of the 2013/14 UEFA club competitions including, for the first time, the UEFA Youth League, will take place on Monday 16 December at the House of European Football in Nyon, Switzerland.
Three draw ceremonies will follow one after the other, starting with the pairings for the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League at 12.00CET, the pairings for the rounds of 32 and 16 of the UEFA Europa League at 13.00CET and the draw for the entire knockout phase of the UEFA Youth League at 14.00CET. The draws will be conducted by UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino and UEFA Competitions Director Giorgio Marchetti, who will be assisted by the ambassadors for the finals: Luís Figo – for the UEFA Champions League final in Lisbon – and Ciro Ferrara – for the UEFA Europa League final in Turin.
The UEFA Champions League draw will feature the 16 teams which have qualified from the group stage; the winners from one group will face the runners-up from another group, with the runners-up playing the first leg at home. Clubs from the same association will not be drawn against each other.
The UEFA Europa League draw will involve the 24 teams which have qualified from the group stage, joined by the eight clubs that have finished in third position in their respective UEFA Champions League groups. The winners and runners-up in the same group will not be drawn against each other. Group-winners and the four best third-ranked teams in the UEFA Champions League group stage will play the return leg at home. Clubs from the same association will not be drawn against each other.
There will then be an integral draw for the round of 16, with the teams which qualify from the round of 32 indicated as winners of matches 1 to 16. The first team drawn will play the first leg at home.
For the first time, the House of European Football will host the UEFA Youth League knockout stage draw. Modelled on the UEFA Champions League format, the UEFA Youth League round of 16 will see the winners from one group facing the runners-up from another group, with the winners hosting the single-leg tie at home. Clubs from the same association will not be drawn against each other.
The remaining stages of the competition (quarter-finals, semi-finals and final) will then be also drawn subsequently, in order to determine the road to the final for each team. All these matches will be played on a single-leg basis. The final will be played in Nyon on 14 April 2014.
Media representatives wishing to attend the draws must apply for accreditation via e-mail to email@example.com before Friday 13 December midday, with “Club draws” in the subject header.
Due to the number of club representatives expected for the draws, only six photographers will be allowed to attend the draw in the auditorium.
A ‘live’ feed from the draw hall will be available in the media working area, which is also equipped with a WIFI connection.
Both the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League draws will be transmitted live on Eurosport and UEFA.com. The UEFA Youth League will be streamed live on UEFA.com.