The 2022–23 UEFA Europa League group stage draw will be broadcast live on Friday, August 26. It takes place in Istanbul, Turkey. Eight four-team groups will be chosen from among the 32 teams. Several notable teams, including the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United of England, Roma of Italy, and Monaco of France, will compete for the title in this season’s Europa League.
Which teams will be in the draw?
32 teams will feature in the draw as elaborated by Vwin’s report, with the names of all teams announced on Thursday August 25.
Manchester United (ENG)
Real Sociedad (ESP)
Real Betis (ESP)
Union Berlin (GER)
Union Saint-Gilloise (BEL)
AUT Sturm Graz** (AUT)
Dynamo Kiev (Ukraine)
Crvena Zvezda** (SRB)
How the draw works
Based on the club coefficient rankings determined at the start of the season and the guidelines provided by the Club Competitions Committee, the 32 clubs are seeded into four groups of eight.Matches between clubs from the same federation are not allowed, but further conditions will be released before the draw.
When is the group stage of the Europa League 22–23?
The group stage of the Europa League 2022–23 gets underway on Thursday, September 8, 2022.The group stage will be made up of a total of six matchdays, with the last group matchday taking place on November 3, 2022.The group stage draw for the 2022–23 Europa League will be broadcast live on the UEFA website.
What follows after the draw?
Winners of each group automatically proceed to the round of 16.
The clubs who finish second in their groups go to the knockout round playoffs, where they will take on eight teams that are coming from the UEFA Champions League.
Third-placed teams move on to the UEFA Europa Conference League, where they will play in the knockout stage playoffs against the competition’s group runner-up.
Major UEL dates
Matchday 1: September 8, 2022
Matchday 2: September 15, 2022
Matchday 3: October 6, 2022
Matchday 4: October 13, 2022
Matchday 5: October 27, 2022
Matchday 6: November 3, 2022
Playoffs for the knockout round: November 7, 2022
16th round: February 24, 2023
Quarterfinals and semifinals: March 17, 2023
UEL Round of 16
Playoffs for the knockout round: February 16 & 23
Round of 16: March 9 and 16, 2023
Quarterfinals: April 13 and 20, 2023
Semifinals: May 11 and 18, 2023
Finals: May 31, 2023
Who are the favourites?
Germany’s Eintracht Frankfurt are the UEFA Europa League champions after winning last season’s finals against Rangers of Scotland. As the norm, the Germans will be involved in the more elite Champions League by virtue of being Europa champions.
There are a few teams to watch, notably the English pair of Arsenal and Manchester United, and AS Roma of Italy. The Jose Mourinho-led Roma are the UEFA Conference League champions and will attempt to go one further this season.
Arsenal have started the 2022/23 season on a high note, and boss Mikel Arteta looks to have fixed what has been ailing the Londoners for a long time.
Manchester United, Monaco, Lazio, and a host of other teams that will be relegated from the Champions League could present a real challenge and possibly go further to lift the trophy this season. It is anyone’s game.