UEFA Europa League group stage draw: Where to see the draw, date, time and teams present

The final 10 teams in Europe’s second most important men’s club tournament, the UEFA Europa League, will be determined after the games played on Thursday.

After the Champions League play-off rounds have been played, we know the new participants who joined the Europa League. The draw for the group stage of the tournament will take place in Istanbul (Turkey).

UEFA Europa League draw date and time

UEFA sets the club tournament draws one day after the play-offs. Ten of the 2022-23 UEFA Europa League play-offs will be played this Friday (25 August 2022) and the last 10 winning teams will advance to the group stages.

The draw will take place at the Haliç Congress Center in Istanbul on August 26, Friday. The time of the draw is schedule for 1:00 p.m. CET (Paris time).

Where to watch the Europa League draw

The group stage draw will take place on the UEFA website, UEFA.com at 13:00 CET on Friday 26 August 2022. The draw will also be accessible on RMC Sport 1.

Which French clubs are participating in the group stage of the Europa League?

FC Nantes
Winners of the last French Cup against OGC Nice 1-0, the Canaries qualified directly for the group stage of the Europa League. With a turbulent summer, Antoine Kombouaré has lost many players and has not strengthened much.

AS Monaco
Following its elimination against PSV Eindhoven in the qualifying matches of the Champions League, ASM was directly transferred to the Europa League. A hard blow for Philippe Clément and his players but it’s a new challenge that presents itself to them.

Rennais Stadium
The only French club to have qualified because of their ranking, Stade Rennais is having a complicated start to the season with only one victory in the first three days of the championship. But with a quality workforce, Bruno Génésio can believe in his group for this Europa League campaign.

The clubs qualified for the group stage of the Europa League 2022/23

14 teams already qualified for the group stages based on their ranking in their own league for 2021-22, plus UEFA Conference League winners Roma. Six losing teams from the Champions League play-off round joined those 15 teams.

Here are the teams that have qualified so far and their pots:
Pot-1: Roma, Manchester United, Arsenal, Lazio Braga, Red-Star Belgrade, Dynamo Kyiv
Pot-1 or 2: Feyenoord
Pot-2: PSV Eindhoven, Rennes, Monaco, Real Sociedad, Qarabaq
Pot-2 or 3: Real Betis, Midtjylland, Bodo/Glimt
Pot-3: Union Berlin, Freiburg
Pot-3 or 4: Nantes, Sturm Graz
Pot-4: Union Saint-Gilloise, Trabzonspor

The clubs that play in the play-offs this Thursday and can still qualify for the Europa League:
Dnipro (UKR)* or AEK Larnaca (CYP) – first leg: 1-2
Gent (BEL)* or Omonoia (CYP)* – first leg: 0-2
Austria Wien (AUT)* or Fenerbahçe (TUR) – first leg: 0-2
Zürich (SUI) or Heart of Midlothian (ECO)* – first leg: 2-1
HJK (FIN) or Silkeborg (DAN)* ​​– first leg: 1-0
Malmö (SUE) or Sivasspor (TUR)* – first leg: 3-1
Ferencváros (HON) or Shamrock Rovers (IRL) – first leg: 4-0
Apollon (CYP) or Olympiacos (GRE) – first leg: 1-1
Pyunik (ARM) or Sheriff (MDA) – first leg: 0-0
Ludogorets (BUL) or Žalgiris (LTU) – first leg: 1-0

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