When is the Europa League last-16 draw, who has qualified and how can you watch it?

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The Europa League last-16 draw is nearly here, with Thursday night's final play-off stage games determining who progressed to the latter stages of the tournament. 

Arsenal had already booked their place in the draw after winning their group, and Manchester United overcame Barcelona in order to reach the round of 16.

United were among the teams who had to navigate the play-off round after finishing second in their Europa League group, along with sides who finished third in their Champions Leage groups.

The only restriction for each draw involves national association – two teams from the same country cannot be drawn against each other at this stage.

Date and time

When is the Europa League last-16 draw?

The draw for the Europa League last-16 will then take place on Friday, February 24, 2023 at 11am GMT. 

How does the draw work?

There are eight seeded sides – those who won their Europa League groups – and they will be drawn against the eight unseeded sides. Teams from the same country can't be drawn against each other in this round.

Qualified teams

Which teams have qualified for the Europa League knockout round?

Seeded teams: Freiburg, Ferencvaros, Union Saint-Gilloise, Real Betis, Asenal, Fenerbahce, Real Sociedad, Feyenoord, Ferencvaros

Unseeded teams: Manchester United, Shakhtar Donetsk, Roma, Union Berlin, Bayer Leverkusen, Sevilla, Juventus, Sporting

How to watch

How can I watch the Europa League last-16 round draw?

The draw will be broadcast live on BT Sport 1 (opens in new tab) in the UK, as well as on the BT Sport website (opens in new tab), and UEFA will livestream the draw on YouTube (opens in new tab).

Last-16 dates

When is the last-16 of the Europa League 2022/23? 

The Europa League last-16 first leg matches will all be played on March 9, 2023, with the second legs taking place a week later on March 16, 2023.

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Conor Pope
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Conor Pope is the Online Editor of FourFourTwo, overseeing all digital content, and joined the team in February 2019. He plays football regularly, both on grass and artificial surfaces, and has a large, discerning and ever-growing collection of football shirts from around the world.

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