When is the Europa League draw? Date, start time, live stream and teams 2021/22 group stages

West Ham are in the competition for the first time in five seasons – The Foxes once again missed out on Champions League football on the final day of the domestic season, but are considered one of the favourites to win this competition.

When is the Europa League draw?

Date: The Europa League group-stage draw takes place on Friday, August 27, 2021 in Istanbul, Turkey.

Which teams have qualified for the Europa League so far?

  • England: Leicester City, West Ham
  • Spain: Real Sociedad, Real Betis
  • Italy: Napoli, Lazio
  • Germany: ´╗┐Eintracht Frankfurt, Bayer Leverkusen
  • France: Lyon, Marseille
  • Portugal: Braga
  • Russia: Lokomotiv Moskow, Spartak Moskow
  • Belgium: Genk
  • Denmark: Midtjylland
  • Czech Republic: Sparta Prague

The remaining group-stage spots will be decided via the play-offs, which conclude this week, and those who drop out of Champions League contention.

Premier League champions Manchester City begin their 2021/22 season under way at Tottenham Hotspur when the new season kicks off on the weekend of August 14.

Europa League draw rules

The 32 qualified teams will be split across four pots of eight based on club coefficient rankings.

As ever, clubs from the same league cannot be drawn into the same group.

Europa League group-stage fixture dates

Matchday 1 | 16 September

Matchday 2 | 30 September

Matchday 3 | 21 October

Matchday 4 | 4 November

Matchday 5 | 25 November

Matchday 6 | 9 December

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