Full guide to the Europa League semi-final draw

The UEFA Europa League semi-final draw takes place on Friday, but what time does it start, who's going to be involved and how will it work? UEFA.com explains all.

The UEFA Europa League semi-final draw takes place on Friday 21 April
The UEFA Europa League semi-final draw takes place on Friday 21 April ©Getty Images for UEFA

Who's in the UEFA Europa League semi-final draw?
Ajax (NED)
Celta Vigo (ESP)
Lyon (FRA)
Manchester United (ENG)

When is the draw?
The draw starts at 13:00CEST on Friday. It is taking place at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.

How can I follow the draw?
UEFA.com's DrawCentre will have build-up from first thing on Friday morning, with the draw itself streamed live and reaction and analysis to follow in the afternoon.

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Is it an open draw?
Yes. There is no seeding or country protection so any team can be drawn against any other.

When will the games take place?
The first legs will be on Thursday 4 May, with the returns scheduled for the following week.

Why is there also a final draw on Friday?
An additional draw defines whether the winner of semi-final 1 or the winner of semi-final 2 will be considered, for administrative purposes, the home side in the final.

When is the final?
On Wednesday 24 May at the Friends Arena in Solna, Stockholm.