Europa League last 32: When is draw? Dates, fixtures, teams for knockout stage

Arsenal, Leicester, Tottenham and Rangers have all reached Europa League knockout stage; Celtic are out; Man Utd drop into Europa League after Champions League exit; Europa League last-32 draw takes place on December 14

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Mikel Arteta
Image: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Mikel Arteta are awaiting their Europa League opponents

The Europa League last 32 draw takes place on Monday - who could Arsenal, Leicester, Tottenham, Man Utd and Rangers face?

When is the Europa League last-32 draw?

The draw will take place at midday on Monday, December 14 in Nyon - after the Champions League last-16 draw. You will be able to follow it across Sky Sports' platforms.

Which British teams have reached the last 32?

Arsenal players celebrate after taking the lead against Molde
Image: Arsenal progressed as winners of Group B

Arsenal, Leicester and Tottenham secured qualification as group winners.

Rangers also topped their group to reach the knockout stage.

Manchester United had hoped to be in the Champions League last 16 - but crashed out after defeat to RB Leipzig on the final matchday and must now launch a Europa League campaign.

Celtic missed out after winning just one of their six group games.

What is the draw format?

Image: Man Utd are in the Europa League after finishing third in their Champions League group

The draw will comprise 12 group winners, 12 group runners-up and eight third-placed sides from the Champions League who will drop into the Europa League knockout phase.

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The clubs will be split into two pots, with the 12 group winners and the four teams with the best Champions League record all seeded.

No team can play a club from their Europa League group or a side from the same national association at this stage, meaning there will be no all-Premier League tie just yet.

The ties will take place over two legs, with the seeded teams at home in the second legs.

Who's in which pot?

Kemar Roofe celebrates after scoring to make it 2-0 Rangers during a UEFA Europa League Group D match between Rangers and Benfica at Ibrox
Image: Rangers are among the seeds after topping their group

Seeded:

  • AC Milan
  • Arsenal
  • Ajax*
  • Club Brugge*
  • Dinamo Zagreb
  • Hoffenheim
  • Leicester
  • Leverkusen
  • Manchester United*
  • Napoli
  • PSV Eindhoven
  • Rangers
  • Roma
  • Shakhtar Donetsk*
  • Tottenham
  • Villarreal

* Dropped into Europa League from Champions League

Unseeded:

Antwerp
Benfica
Braga
Red Star Belgrade
Dynamo Kiev*
Granada
Krasnodar*
Lille
Maccabi Tel-Aviv
Molde
Olympiakos*
Real Sociedad
Salzburg*
Slavia Prague
Wolfsberger AC
Young Boys

* Dropped into Europa League from Champions League

What are the key dates?

sevilla
Image: Sevilla are the Europa League holders

February 18 & 25, 2021: Round of 32
March 11 & 18, 2021: Round of 16
April 8 & 15, 2021: Quarter-finals
April 29 & May 6, 2021: Semi-finals
May 26: Final (Gdansk, Poland)

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