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UEFA Europa Conference League group stage draw: Where was it, when was it, who was involved?

All you need to know about the 2023/24 Europa Conference League group stage draw.

The 2023/24 UEFA Europa Conference League group stage took place on Friday 1 September.

Draw as it happened

Which teams were in the group stage draw?

The draw featured 32 teams – 22 Europa Conference League play-off winners and ten sides transferring from the UEFA Europa League qualifying play-offs.

Last season's runners-up Fiorentina are in contention again
Last season's runners-up Fiorentina are in contention againGetty Images

BEL: Club Brugge, Genk, Gent
BIH: Zrinjski
BUL: Ludogorets
: Dinamo Zagreb
CZE: Viktoria Plzeň
DEN: Nordsjælland
ENG: Aston Villa
: HJK Helsinki
FRO: KÍ Klaksvík
GER: Frankfurt
HUN: Ferencváros
ISL: Breidablik
ISR: Maccabi Tel-Aviv
ITA: Fiorentina
KAZ: Astana
KOS: Ballkani
NED: AZ Alkmaar
NOR: Bodø/Glimt
POL: Legia Warszawa
SCO: Aberdeen
SRB: Čukarički
SUI: Lugano
SVK: Slovan Bratislava, Spartak Trnava
: Olimpija Ljubljana
TUR: Beşiktaş, Fenerbahçe
UKR: Zorya Luhansk

When was the Europa Conference League group stage draw?

The draw ceremony began at 14:30 CET on Friday 1 September.

How does the group stage draw work?

The 32 teams were split into four seeding pots based on the club coefficient rankings. The four seeding pots were confirmed on the morning of the draw.

No team could play a side from their own association. Paired clubs from the same country play at separate times. The full draw procedure is here.

Pot 1
Eintracht Frankfurt (GER)
GNK Dinamo (CRO)
Club Brugge (BEL) – pairing UEL M
AZ Alkmaar (NED) – UEL C
KAA Gent (BEL) – T
Fenerbahçe SK (TUR) – U
LOSC Lille (FRA) – UEL O
Ferencvárosi TC (HUN)

Pot 2
ŠK Slovan Bratislava (SVK) – V
Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC (ISR) – UEL N
FC Viktoria Plzeň (CZE)
Aston Villa FC (ENG) – UEL L
PFC Ludogorets 1945 (BUL)
ACF Fiorentina (ITA)
FK Bodø/Glimt (NOR) – UEL K

Pot 3
KRC Genk (BEL) – T
FC Zorya Luhansk (UKR)
FC Astana (KAZ)
Beşiktaş JK (TUR) – U
HJK Helsinki (FIN)
Legia Warszawa (POL) – UEL S
FC Spartak Trnava (SVK) – V
NK Olimpija Ljubljana (SVN)

Pot 4
HŠK Zrinjski (BIH)
KÍ Klaksvík (FRO)
Aberdeen FC (SCO) – UEL F
FK Čukarički (SRB) – UEL Q
FC Lugano (SUI) – UEL R
Breidablik (ISL)
FC Nordsjælland (DEN)
FC Ballkani (KOS)

The UEFA Europa League pots and pairings are available here.

Where was the Europa Conference League draw?

The draw took place at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco.

How could I watch the draw?

The draw was streamed live on UEFA.com.

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What happens next?

Fixtures will be confirmed after the draw. The group stage is played on Thursdays from 21 September to 14 December on the same night as the Europa League games, kicking off at 16:30, 18:45 CET and 21:00 CET.

The group winners advance to the round of 16. The runners-up contest the knockout round play-offs against the third-placed sides from the Europa League, with the victors joining the group winners in the last 16.

What are the Europa Conference League group stage dates?

Matchday 1: 21 September
Matchday 2: 5 October
Matchday 3: 26 October
Matchday 4: 9 November
Matchday 5: 30 November
Matchday 6: 14 December

When is the next Europa Conference League draw?

The draw for the knockout round play-off, featuring the group runners-up and eight teams transferring from the Europa League, takes place on 18 December. 

Remaining draw dates

Round of 16: 23 February 2024
Quarter and semi-finals: 15 March 2024

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