When is the Europa League knockout stage draw? Date, time, pots and seeded teams for knockout stages

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The Europa League group stages reach their conclusion on Thursday evening and those who have won their group are safe in the knowledge that they are clear of those dropping down from the Champions League.

West Ham United won their group at a canter and already look like one of the favourites although the presence of a rebuilding Barcelona side in this competition for the first time in two decades certainly makes things interesting.

When is the Europa League knockout stage draw?

The draw takes place on Monday December 13, 2021 at the House of European Football in Nyon, Switzerland from 12pm GMT.

Which teams are seeded for the knockout stage draw?

This season, the eight group winners will progress into March’s round of 16 automatically.

The eight teams who finished second in their groups will then play the eight teams who finished third in their Champions League group, with those games taking place in February, in a bid to join the group winners in the round of 16.

Group winners: Lyon, Bayer Leverkusen, Monaco, West Ham, Spartak Moscow, Frankfurt, Galatasaray, Red Star Belgrade

Group runners up: Real Betis, Rangers, Real Sociedad, Napoli, Olympiacos, Lazio, Braga, Dinamo Zagreb

Champions League drop-ins: RB Leipzig, Porto, Borussia Dortmund, Sheriff Tiraspol, Zenit Saint Petersburg, Barcelona, Villarreal, Sevilla

When are the knockout rounds taking place?

The games between the runners-up and the Champions League drop-outs take place between February 17 and February 24.

The round of 16 draw will then be completed on February 25 before the games run between March 10 and March 17.

How can I watch the Europa League knockout draw?

TV channel: The draw will be broadcast live on BT Sport.

Live stream: The Uefa website and BT Sport website will stream the draw online.

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