When is the Europa League last-32 draw? Can Premier League sides face each other?

Arsenal, Celtic, Wolves, Manchester United, Rangers have qualified; follow last-32 draw with our live blog on the Sky Sports website and app

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 10: Granit Xhaka of Arsenal and Marcus Rashford of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on March 10, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images)
Image: Arsenal and Manchester United are among the seeds for the last-32 draw

The draw for the Europa League round of 32 takes place on Monday, with five British clubs in the pot. Can they face each other?

When is the draw?

The draw for the last 32 of the Europa League takes place on Monday December 16 in Nyon, with proceedings set to start at 12pm, UK time. You can follow it on Sky Sports News and with our live blog on the Sky Sports website and app.

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Image: Steven Gerrard's Rangers survived a late scare

Who is in the draw? (seeded teams in bold)

  • Ajax*
  • Arsenal
  • APOEL Nicosia
  • AZ Alkmaar
  • Basel
  • Bayer Leverkusen*
  • Benfica*
  • Braga
  • Club Brugge*
  • Celtic
  • CFR Cluj
  • Copenhagen
  • Eintracht Frankfurt
  • Espanyol
  • Gent
  • Getafe
  • Inter Milan*
  • Istanbul Basaksehir
  • LASK
  • Ludogorets
  • Malmo
  • Manchester United
  • Olympiakos*
  • Porto
  • Rangers
  • Roma
  • Red Bull Salzburg*
  • Sevilla
  • Shakhtar Donetsk*
  • Sporting CP
  • Vfl Wolfsburg
  • Wolves

* transferring from Champions League

How does the draw work?

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Image: Neil Lennon has guided Celtic to the knockout stages

The 12 group winners, plus the four best third-placed teams from the Champions League, go into the draw as seeded teams. The runners-up and remaining Champions League sides are the unseeded teams.

Seeded teams are drawn against unseeded sides with the first leg at the home of the unseeded teams, before a second leg at the home stadium of the seeded side a week later.

Teams from the same group or same country cannot be drawn together for the round of 32, meaning Rangers and Celtic or any Premier League duo can't be drawn together. However, Celtic or Rangers could be drawn against the Premier League clubs.

Who could the British sides face?

Adama Traore scored Wolves' third goal against Braga
Image: Adama Traore and Wolves could face Celtic

UEFA have confirmed the following potential opponents for the five British sides:

Also See:

Arsenal: APOEL Nicosia, AZ Alkmaar, Bayer Leverkusen, CFR Cluj, Club Brugge, Copenhagen, Getafe, Ludogorets, Olympiakos, Rangers, Roma, Shakhtar Donetsk, Sporting CP, Wolfsburg.

Celtic: APOEL Nicosia, AZ Alkmaar, Bayer Leverkusen, Club Brugge, Copenhagen, Eintracht Frankfurt, Getafe, Ludogorets, Olympiakos, Roma, Shakhtar Donetsk, Sporting CP, Wolfsburg, Wolves.

Manchester United: APOEL, Bayer Leverkusen, CFR Cluj, Club Brugge, Copenhagen, Eintracht Frankfurt, Getafe, Ludogorets, Olympiakos, Rangers, Roma, Shakhtar Donetsk, Sporting CP, Wolfsburg.

Rangers: Ajax, Arsenal, Basel, Benfica, Braga, Espanyol, Gent, Inter Milan, Istanbul Basaksehir, LASK, Malmo, Manchester United, Red Bull Salzburg, Sevilla.

Wolves: Ajax, Basel, Benfica, Celtic, Espanyol, Gent, Inter Milan, Istanbul Basaksehir, LASK, Malmo, Porto, Red Bull Salzburg, Sevilla.

When are the last-32 ties?

  • 20 February: First leg
  • 27 February: Second leg
  • 28 February: Round of 16 draw, Nyon
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