All you need to know: Europa League round of 32 draw

Who are the seeds? When does it take place? What restrictions are there? talks you through all you need to know about the UEFA Europa League round of 32 draw.


Who is in the UEFA Europa League round of 32 draw?
There are two pots: the 12 group winners and four best third-ranked teams transferring from the UEFA Champions League are seeded. The 12 group runners-up and remaining third-placed UEFA Champions League sides are unseeded.

Seeded: Ajax (NED), APOEL (CYP), Beşiktaş (TUR)*, Fenerbahçe (TUR), Fiorentina (ITA), Genk (BEL), København (DEN)*, Lyon (FRA)*, Osmanlıspor (TUR), Roma (ITA), Schalke (GER), Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR), Sparta Praha (CZE), St-Étienne (FRA), Tottenham Hotspur (ENG)*, Zenit (RUS)

Unseeded: Anderlecht (BEL), Astra Giurgiu (ROU), Athletic Club (ESP), AZ Alkmaar (NED), Borussia Mönchengladbach* (GER), Celta Vigo (ESP), Gent (BEL), Hapoel Beer-Sheva (ISR), Krasnodar (RUS), Legia Warszawa (POL)*, Ludogorets Razgrad (BUL)*, Manchester United (ENG), Olympiacos (GRE), PAOK (GRE), Rostov (RUS)*, Villarreal (ESP)

*Transferring from the UEFA Champions League

The draw takes place on Monday
The draw takes place on Monday©Getty Images

When is the draw?
The draw takes place at 13:00CET on Monday 12 December and will be streamed live on

Is it an open draw?
No team can play a club from their UEFA Europa League group or a side from the same association. Other restrictions will be confirmed before the draw.

When will the games take place?
Games will be played in principle on Thursdays 16 and 23 February at 19:00CET and 21:05CET, with the exact schedule confirmed after the draw. Seeded teams will be at home in the second leg.