When is Europa League draw? Start time, TV channel, live stream as Manchester United join Arsenal in last-16

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(AFP via Getty Images)

Manchester United and Arsenal are this morning in the hat for the Europa League last-16 draw.

The Gunners won their group to avoid the dreaded play-off stage and seal a seeding for the next round. United, meanwhile, were runners-up to Real Sociedad, so they will face a seeded team in the last-16 after downing Barcelona in the second leg of their heavyweight play-off tie on Thursday night.

But they cannot face Arsenal yet, as clubs from the same nation can only be drawn together from the quarter-finals onwards. European giants Juventus, Roma and Sevilla all feature in Friday’s draw.


Here are all the details for today’s Europa League draw...

When is the Europa League draw?

The draw takes place today on Friday February 24, 2023 at 11am GMT from UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.

How does the Europa League draw work?

The eight unseeded teams will be drawn against the eight seeded teams, with the unseeded sides at home in the first leg of each tie.

Those who are seeded, including Arsenal, are the teams who finished top of their groups in the autumn.

The unseeded sides — including Manchester United — either finished second in their Europa League groups or dropped down from the Champions League.

Who are the seeded teams?

  • Arsenal

  • Union Saint-Gilloise

  • SC Freiburg

  • Ferencvaros

  • Feyenoord

  • Real Betis

  • Real Sociedad

  • Fenerbahce

Arsenal progressed as group winners (Handout via REUTERS)
Arsenal progressed as group winners (Handout via REUTERS)

Who are the unseeded teams?

  • Juventus

  • Bayer Leverkusen

  • Sporting CP

  • Union Berlin

  • Manchester United

  • Shakhtar Donetsk

  • Sevilla

  • Roma

Where can I watch the Europa League draw?

TV channel: In the UK, the draw will be broadcast live on BT Sport 1 at 11am GMT on Friday.

Live stream: UEFA will show the draw live online via their official YouTube channel and website, while BT Sport subscribers can watch on the BT Sport website and app.

Live blog: You can follow the draw in full via Standard Sport’s live blog.

When will the Europa League last-16 matches take place?

The first legs will take place on March 9, 2023 — and the return fixtures will be a week later on March 16.

The winners of each tie will progress to the Europa League quarter-finals.