All you need to know about the Europa League group stage draw
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All you need to know about the Europa League group stage draw

Teams participating in this season's Europa League will learn their opponents in the group stage this week. 

The tournament concluded a month ago after Sevilla beat Inter Milan in the finals to lift the trophy. Despite the 2020/21 campaign set to start a month later, UEFA remains confident of squeezing the full tournament into a tighter schedule. 

The English Premier League will be represented by Arsenal and Leicester with Tottenham set for a final qualifier against Israel side Maccabi Haifa on Thursday to claim their place in the tournament.

Draw

The group stages draw is scheduled to take place this Friday 2nd, a day after the Champions League draw. 

Venue 

The draw will take place in Nyon, Switzerland with proceedings starting at 2:00 PM EAT and will be streamed live via Uefa’s official website.

Seeding

As usual, the Europa League 2020/21 season will have 48 teams competing for the tournament and will be divided into four seeding pots. This will be determined by the teams' coefficient rankings. In this case, the Premier League side Arsenal is leading the way in the teams to have qualified being followed by AS Roma. 

Twelve groups will be formed, with each containing one term from each seeding tier, while no club will be drawn to another from the same country. 

Teams 

  • England: Leicester, Arsenal
  • Spain: Villarreal, Real Sociedad
  • Italy: Napoli, Roma
  • Germany: Leverkusen, Hoffenheim
  • France: LOSC Lille, Nice
  • Portugal: Braga, Benfica
  • Netherlands: Feyenoord, AZ Alkmaar
  • Austria: Wolfsberg, Rapid Wien
  • Russia: CSKA Moskva
  • Belgium: Royal Antwerp
  • Ukraine: Zorya Luhansk
  • Turkey): Sivasspor
  • Czech Republic: Sparta Praha

Match dates 

  • Matchday 1: 22 October
  • Matchday 2: 29 October
  • Matchday 3: 5 November
  • Matchday 4: 26 November
  • Matchday 5: 3 December
  • Matchday 6: 10 December
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