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Europa League round of 16 draw: all you need to know

When is the draw for the Europa League round of 16? Who is involved? How does it work? Where can I watch it?

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The UEFA Europa League round of 16 draw takes place at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, on Friday 25 February 2022. The live stream will begin here at 13:00 CET.

Who is involved?

The draw features 16 teams:

  • Eight group winners from the UEFA Europa League group stage (seeded teams).
  • Eight winners from the UEFA Europa League knockout round play-offs (unseeded teams).

Seeded teams

Leverkusen (GER)
Lyon (FRA)
Monaco (FRA)
West Ham (ENG)

Unseeded teams

TBC

How does the draw work?

  • The UEFA Europa League group winners must be drawn against the eight winners of the knockout round play-offs.
  • Clubs from the same association cannot be drawn against each other.
  • The UEFA Europa League group winners play the return leg at home.
  • Any other restrictions will be announced ahead of the draw.

When do ties take place?

The first legs are scheduled for 10 March, with the second legs a week later.

What happens next?

The eight winners of the round of 16 qualify for the quarter-finals.