When and where is the draw?

The UEFA Europa League draw begins at 12:00CET on Friday, taking place at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland. It precedes the UEFA Champions League draw, which starts at 13:00CET.

Who is in the draw?

The winners of the four quarter-finals that conclude on Thursday.

Is there country protection?


Who will hold the trophy aloft in Lyon in May?©Getty Images

No. This will be an open draw in which no teams are seeded and clubs from the same national association can be drawn against each other. The side drawn first will play the first leg at home.

How can you follow the draw?

It will be streamed live on UEFA.com – with build-up beforehand and reaction to follow in our DrawCentre. Coverage is also available throughout the day on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Who to look out for?

UEFA Europa League final ambassador Éric Abidal will help to conduct the draw and will also be involved in handing over the trophy to the host city of Lyon.

When will the matches be played?

Watch highlights of last season's final


Watch highlights of last season’s final

The first legs will be on Thursday 26 April, with the returns taking place on Thursday 3 May. The exact schedule will be confirmed in the afternoon of the draw.

Is there really also a draw for the final?

Yes, for administrative reasons, to determine the ‘home’ team in Lyon.

What comes next?

Semi-finals: 26 April & 3 May
Final: Wednesday 16 May, Stade de Lyon, Lyon


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