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2022/23 UEFA Europa Conference League: Matches, draws, final

What are the match dates? When are the draws? Where is the Europa Conference League 2023 final?

An official UEFA Europa Conference League match ball
An official UEFA Europa Conference League match ball UEFA.com

The second edition of the UEFA Europa Conference League kicked off on 14 June 2022 and runs until the final in Prague on 7 June 2023.

The group stage features 32 teams – eight groups of four – with the eight group winners progressing automatically to the round of 16. No teams qualified directly for the group stage, with the 32 teams consisting of:

  • 17 teams from the UEFA Europa Conference League main path
  • 5 teams from the UEFA Europa Conference League champions path
  • 10 teams eliminated in the UEFA Europa League play-offs

There is a knockout round play-offs prior to the round of 16 between the eight UEFA Europa Conference League group runners-up and the eight third-ranked teams from the UEFA Europa League groups.

Please note that some dates are provisional and subject to change.

Europa Conference League 2022/23 schedule

When were the Europa Conference League qualification rounds?

First qualifying round: 7 & 14 July 2022
Second qualifying round: 21 & 28 July 2022
Third qualifying round: 4 & 11 August 2022
Play-offs: 18 & 25 August 2022

In all, 184 teams are involved over the course of the season, including at least one from each of the 55 associations and 46 clubs transferring from either the UEFA Champions League or UEFA Europa League.

Before the group stage there were three qualifying rounds and a play-off round (split into a main path, and a champions path for those transferring from the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League champions path). The access list explains which teams (including some national cup winners) entered from which associations and in which rounds, as well as how clubs transferred from the other competitions.

When were Europa Conference League group stage matches?

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Matchday 1: 8 September 2022
Matchday 2: 15 September 2022
Matchday 3: 6 October 2022
Matchday 4: 13 October 2022
Matchday 5: 27 October 2022
Matchday 6: 3 November 2022

When is the Europa Conference League knockout stage?

Knockout round play-offs: 16 & 23 February 2023
Round of 16: 9 & 16 March 2023
Quarter-finals: 13 & 20 April 2023
Semi-finals: 11 & 18 May 2023
Final: 7 June 2023

Matches are generally played on Thursdays (other than the final) and in principle equally split between two time slots: 18:45 CET and 21:00 CET.

Where is the Europa Conference League final in 2023?

The 2023 final will take place at the Eden Arena in Prague, Czech Republic. Home of Slavia Praha, the compact venue previously hosted the 2013 UEFA Super Cup and 2015 U21 EURO final.

What do the winners of the Europa Conference League final get?

José Mourinho's Roma won the trophy last season
José Mourinho's Roma won the trophy last seasonUEFA via Getty Images

First and foremost, a very fetching trophy. There is also the not insignificant matter of a place in the following season's UEFA Europa League group stage for the winners if they have not qualified for the UEFA Champions League via their domestic competition.

When are the 2022/23 Europa Conference League draws?

First qualifying round: 14 June 2022
Second qualifying round: 15 June 2022
Third qualifying round: 18 July 2022
Play-off round: 2 August 2022
Group stage: 26 August 2022
Knockout round play-off: 7 November 2022
Round of 16: 24 February 2023
Quarter-finals & Semi-finals: 17 March 2023

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