The draw for the 2017/18 season of Europa League Round of 32 will take place in Nyon on Monday (11 December) following the draw for the Champions League. Arsenal are the only club from the Premier League that have qualified after Everton were knocked out in the group stages.
Manchester United are the defending champions but they are not in the competition this season as they were promoted to the Champions League following their triumph in the second-tier European competition last season.
However, the profile of the Europa League has been boosted this season after a number of high-profile clubs from the Champions League dropped down after failing to qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League.
The likes of Borussia Dortmund and 2016 finalists Atletico Madrid are now with Arsenal and Italian giants AC Milan in the Europa League. Napoli, Celtic and CSKA Moscow are the other big clubs to drop down from the elite European club competition.
The games will be played in principle on Thursdays 15 and 22 February with the exact schedule to be released after the draw. The team with a better aggregate will make it to the round of 16 of the Europa League. In case points are level, then away goal rules will apply.
These 32 teams are divided into two groups each – the group winners and the four best third-placed teams from the Champions League and group runners-up with the other champions League drop outs. The former will play their home games in the second leg.
No team will face a team from the same group or the same national association. Based on a decision taken by the Uefa Executive committee, teams from Russia and Ukraine cannot be drawn together.
Seeded: AC Milan (ITA), Arsenal (ENG), Atalanta (ITA), Athletic Club (ESP), Atlético Madrid* (ESP), Braga (POR), CSKA Moskva* (RUS), Dynamo Kyiv (UKR), Lazio (ITA), Leipzig* (GER), Lokomotiv Moskva (RUS), Plzeň (CZE), Salzburg (AUT), Sporting CP* (POR), Villarreal (ESP), Zenit (RUS)
Unseeded: AEK Athens (GRE), Astana (KAZ), Celtic* (SCO), Crvena zvezda (SRB), Dortmund* (GER), FCSB (ROU), København (DEN), Ludogorets (BUL), Lyon (FRA), Marseille (FRA), Napoli* (ITA), Nice (FRA), Östersund (SWE), Partizan (SRB), Real Sociedad (ESP), Spartak Moskva* (RUS)Shakhtar Donetsk
Where to watch live
The draw starts at 12am GMT. Live coverage of the Europa League Round of 32 draw will be available on BT Sport. Uefa's official website will live stream the draw for mobile and computer users. Click here for the link.
Below is a list of TV channels that will air the draw across the globe:
|United Kingdom||BT Sport|
|Australia||beIN SPORTS 2 Australia, SBS|
|Austria||Sky Deutschland, ORF|
|Brazil||sporte Interativo, Rede Globo|
|Germany||Sky Deutschland, ZDF|
|India||Ten 2, Ten1 HD|
|Ireland||BT Sport, RTE, TV3|
|Italy||Media Set Premium|
|Middle East & North Africa||beIN Sports|
|Spain||beIN Sports, TV3|
|United States||Fox, ESPN|