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UEFA Europa League play-off draw streamed live on Monday

The 2021/22 UEFA Europa League play-off draw takes place at 13:00 CET on 2 August.

The draw takes place at 13:00 CET on Monday 2 August at the House of European Football in Nyon, Switzerland.

Which teams are involved?

The draw features 20 teams, who are seeded in the following order of priorities:

• Six teams entering at this stage: Pot 1 (priority 1)

• Six teams eliminated from the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round champions path: Pot 2 (priority 2)

• Five winners from the UEFA Europa League third qualifying round champions path: Pot 3 (priority 3)

• Three winners from the UEFA Europa League third qualifying round main path: Pot 4 (priority 4)

Pot 1 (priority 1)
AZ Alkmaar (NED)
Fenerbahçe SK (TUR)
FC Zorya Luhansk (UKR)
Royal Antwerp FC (BEL)
SK Sturm Graz (AUT)
Randers FC (DEN)

Pot 2 (priority 2)
GNK Dinamo (CRO) / Legia Warszawa (POL)
Ferencvárosi TC (HUN) / SK Slavia Praha (CZE)
Olympiacos FC (GRE) / PFC Ludogorets 1945 (BUL)
CFR 1907 Cluj (ROU) / BSC Young Boys (SUI)
FK Crvena zvezda (SRB) / FC Sheriff Tiraspol (MDA)
Malmö FF (SWE) / Rangers FC (SCO)

Pot 3 (priority 3)
Omonoia FC (CYP) / FC Flora Tallinn (EST)
NS Mura (SVN) / FK Žalgiris Vilnius (LTU)
FC Kairat Almaty (KAZ) / Alashkert FC (ARM)
Lincoln Red Imps FC (GIB) / ŠK Slovan Bratislava (SVK)
Neftçi PFK (AZE) / HJK Helsinki (FIN)

Pot 4 (priority 4)
FK Jablonec (CZE) / Celtic FC (SCO)
SK Rapid Wien (AUT) / Anorthosis Famagusta FC (CYP)
Galatasaray A.Ş. (TUR) / St Johnstone FC (SCO)

Play-offs draw procedure

How the draw works

The UEFA Europa League has undergone some changes in becoming a competition with a group stage of 32 teams, in combination with the creation of the UEFA Europa Conference League. This has also resulted in substantial changes to the qualification phase, including the play-offs.

The draw for the UEFA Europa League play-offs will be conducted in accordance with paragraph 13.05 of the Regulations of the UEFA Europa League 2021/22.

The teams are seeded and drawn based on the principles approved by the Club Competitions Committee to guarantee that eight clubs eliminated from the UEFA Champions League (champions path) are drawn against each other and so ensure a representation of at least four domestic champions from the UEFA Europa League play-offs in the group stage.

Please note that, in accordance with the regulations, no country protection is applied and clubs from the same association can be drawn against each other.

The draw begins by pairing three teams from pot 1 (priority 1) with the three teams in pot 4 (priority 4) as follows:

• One ball is drawn from the priority 1 bowl and another from the priority 4 bowl. The two balls are placed in an empty bowl and shuffled. The first team drawn will play at home in the first leg.

• This procedure is repeated to complete the second and third pairings.

The three remaining pot 1 teams are then paired with teams from pot 3 (priority 3) as follows:

• One ball is drawn from the priority 1 bowl and another from the priority 3 bowl. The two balls are placed in an empty bowl and shuffled. The first team drawn will play at home in the first leg.

• This procedure is repeated to complete the fifth and sixth pairings.

The two remaining pot 3 teams are then paired with teams from pot 2 (priority 2) as follows:

• One ball is drawn from the priority 3 bowl and another from the priority 2 bowl. The two balls are placed in an empty bowl and shuffled. The first team drawn will play at home in the first leg.

• This procedure is repeated to complete the eighth pairing.

The four remaining pot 2 balls are then drawn one after another to complete the ninth and tenth pairings in an open draw). The first and third teams drawn will play at home in the first leg.

Any changes of date and fixture reversals will be communicated to clubs and national associations by 18:00 CET on 3 August.

Match dates

First legs: 19 August
Second legs: 26 August

Special COVID rules

Please be aware of the special rules applicable to the qualifying phase and play-offs of the competition due to COVID-19, which can be found here.

In regards to travelling fans being admitted to matches, more information can be found here.