All you need to know: #UEL group stage draw

There are now 26 teams confirmed for the UEFA Europa League group stage draw, which will be streamed live on UEFA.com from 13:00CET on Friday 25 August.

Stage set for the 2016/17 group stage draw
Stage set for the 2016/17 group stage draw ©Getty Images

When and where is the draw?

The draw begins at 13:00CET on Friday 25 August at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco. It will be streamed live on UEFA.com.

Who is involved in the draw?

Arsenal are in the Europa League group stage
Arsenal are in the Europa League group stage©Getty Images

Arsenal (ENG) coefficient 105.192
Zenit (RUS) 87.106
Lyon (FRA) 68.833
Dynamo Kyiv (UKR) 67.526
Villarreal (ESP) 64.999
Athletic Club (ESP) 60.999
Lazio (ITA) 56.666
AC Milan (ITA) 47.666
Viktoria Plzeň (CZE) 40.635
Salzburg (AUT) 40.570
København (DEN) 37.800*
Braga (POR) 37.366
FCSB (ROU) 35.370*
Ludogorets Razgrad (BUL) 34.175
BATE Borisov (BLR) 29.475
Everton (ENG) 29.192
Young Boys (SUI) 28.915*
Marseille (FRA) 28.333
Real Sociedad (ESP) 27.499
Maccabi Tel-Aviv (ISR) 23.375
Lokomotiv Moscow (RUS) 20.606
Austria Wien (AUT) 17.070
Hertha Berlin (GER) 16.899
Nice (FRA) 16.833*
Astana (KAZ) 16.800*
Partizan (SRB) 16.075
Hoffenheim (GER) 15.899*
Köln (GER) 15.899
Rijeka (CRO) 15.550*
Vitória SC (POR) 14.866
Atalanta (ITA) 14.666
Zulte Waregem (BEL) 14.480
Zorya Luhansk (UKR) 13.526
Rosenborg (NOR) 12.665
Sheriff Tiraspol (MDA) 11.150
Hapoel Beer-Sheva (ISR) 10.8758
Apollon Limassol (CYP) 10.710
İstanbul Başakşehir (TUR) 10.340*
Konyaspor (TUR) 9.840
Vitesse (NED) 9.212
Slavia Praha (CZE) 8.135
Crvena zvezda (SRB) 7.325
Skënderbeu (ALB) 6.825
AEK Athens (GRE) 6.580
Zlín (CZE) 6.635
Lugano (SUI) 6.415
Vardar (MKD) 5.125
Östersund (SWE) 3.945
*transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs

The UEFA Europa League trophy
The UEFA Europa League trophy©Sportsfile

How will the draw work?

The 48 entrants are split into four seeding pots based on their club coefficients, with each of the eventual 12 groups to contain one team from each seeding tier.

The 22 play-off winners, the ten losing teams from the UEFA Champions League play-offs and the 16 sides entering at this stage make up the 48 clubs that go into the group stage draw at the Grimaldi Forum.

No team can play a club from their own association, with the exact draw procedure confirmed before the ceremony.

The UEFA Europa League Player of the Season award will also be presented during the ceremony.

The UEFA Europa League Player of the Season award nominees
The UEFA Europa League Player of the Season award nominees©UEFA.com

When are the group stage games?

Matchday one: 14 September
Matchday two: 28 September
Matchday three: 19 October
Matchday four: 2 November
Matchday five: 23 November
Matchday six: 7 December

What comes next?

The top two in the 12 UEFA Europa League groups will join the eight third-placed sides from the UEFA Champions League groups in the UEFA Europa League round of 32 draw, which takes place in Nyon on 11 December at 13:00CET.