the Europa Conference League The knockout stage is near and the draw must take place to decide who will face whom in the next phase of UEFA’s new club competition.
Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers recently admitted he wasn’t sure what the competition was but his Foxes will be among the squads that go into the draw.
So when does the knockout stage draw take place, which teams are involved and how does it all work? GOAL brings you all the details.
What is the Europa Conference League?
The Europa Conference League is UEFA’s third-tier continental club competition.
In terms of importance, price and prestige, it ranks below the Champions League and the Europa League.
The 2021-22 season is the inaugural Europa Conference League tournament.
When is the draw for the Europa Conference League play-offs?
The 2021-22 Europa Conference League knockout play-off draw will take place on Monday, December 13, 2021.
It will be part of a wider ceremony for the Champions League and Europa League knockout draws and the procedure is expected to start at 1pm GMT (8am ET).
The draw will take place, as is customary for such events, at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.
How to watch and live stream the Europa Conference League draw?
UEFA official website will broadcast the Europa Conference League knockout play-off draw live.
GOAL will provide live updates.
Which teams are participating in the Europa Conference League draw?
Sixteen teams are participating in the Europa Conference League play-off draw.
the eight group stage finalists are seeded for the draw, while eight third-placed teams in the Europa League are without seeding.
Premier League side Leicester are in the hat, as are Scottish Premiership Celtic, as well as PSV and Fenerbahce.
Due to Tottenham’s postponed game against Rennes, it remains to be seen which of Tottenham or Vitesse will advance.
What are the dates of the Europa Conference League knockout matches?
The Europa Conference League knockout round will be played home and away on February 17 and February 24, 2022.
The winners of the eight knockout matches will advance to the Round of 16, where they will face the eight group winners of the Europa League Conference.
The draw for the Europa Conference League Round of 16 will take place on February 25, after the second legs of the knockout play-offs have been completed.