UEFA.com works better on other browsers
For the best possible experience, we recommend using Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Edge.

UEFA Europa Conference League knockout round play-off draw: What is it? Where to watch it? Who are the teams?

When is the draw for the first UEFA Europa Conference League knockout round play-off? What is it? Who is involved? How does it work? Where can I watch it?

UEFA via Getty Images

The UEFA Europa Conference League knockout round play-offs involves 16 teams: the eight runners-up from the Europa Conference League group stage and the eight third-placed teams from the UEFA Europa League group stage. The winners of the eight play-off ties advance to March's Europa Conference League round of 16, where they join the eight group winners.

When is the Europa Conference League knockout round play-off draw?

The Europa Conference League knockout round play-off draw takes place at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, on Monday 7 November. The ceremony begins at 14:00 CET.

Where can I watch the Europa Conference League knockout round play-off draw?

The live stream will appear on this link.

Top ten goals: 2021/22 Europa Conference League

Which teams are in the Europa Conference League knockout round play-off draw?

There are 16 teams in the draw: the eight runners-up from the Europa Conference League group stage will be seeded; the eight third-placed teams from the Europa League group stage will be unseeded.

Can teams from the same country face each other in Europa Conference League knockout round play-off?

No side can face another team from the same national association.

Is the Europa Conference League knockout round play-off over two legs?

Ties take place over two legs, with seeded teams at home in the second legs. Ties level after 180 minutes will go to extra time irrespective of the number of goals each team has scored at home and away. If the teams still cannot be separated after the additional 30 minutes, the tie goes to a penalty shoot-out.

When is the the Europa Conference League knockout round play-off?

The first legs are scheduled for 16 February, with the second legs a week later on 23 February.

What happens next?

The winners of the eight ties will join the eight Europa Conference League group winners in the round of 16, with the draw scheduled for 24 February. The losers are out of 2022/23 European competition.

Where is the 2023 final?

The 2022/23 Europa Conference League final will take place at Prague's Eden Arena on 7 June 2023.