When is the Europa League last 16 draw?

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Goal rounds up everything you need to know, including television information, key dates and how to watch

The knockout phase of the Europa League is just about to kick off, with teams such as Chelsea and Arsenal both vying for a place in the round of 16 which is set to take place in March.

Napoli, Inter and Valencia have all dropped down to the Europa League following their failure to progress past the Champions League group stage. Maurizio Sarri will be eager to make a push for winning the Europa League with his job in jeopardy following the disappointment of the 6-0 loss to Manchester City, and a piece of silverware could be enough to secure his post.

With Arsenal facing off against BATE and Chelsea clashing with Malmo, the knockout stages edge ever closer to determine the round of 16 competitors – and  Goal brings you everything you need to know .


When is the Europa League last 16 draw?


Europa League 2016 draw

The draw for the round of 16 will be held on February 22 at 1pm CET (12pm GMT, 7am ET), following the conclusion of the round of 32 stage.


Europa League last 16 draw seeding & how it works


Group Winners (seeded in round of 16 draw) Runners-up (unseeded in round of 16 draw)
A A1 A2
B B2 B3
C C1 C2
D D1 D2
E E1 E1
F F1 F2
G G1 G2
H H1 H2

The likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, Sevilla, Napoli and Inter will be fighting it out in the Europa League round of 16, and the full list of teams competing can be found here .

The round of 32 stage will take place from February 12-14 and conclude on February 20-21 .

In the knockout phase, teams play against each other across two legs on a home-and-away basis, up until the final. 

In the round of 16 draw , eight group winners are seeded, and the eight group runners-up are unseeded. The seeded teams are then drawn against the unseeded teams, with the seeded teams hosting the second leg.

Teams from the same group or the same association (e.g. the Premier League) may not be drawn against each other. In the draws for the quarter-finals and beyond, there are no seedings, and teams from the same group are allowed to be drawn against each other .


How to watch the Europa League last 16 draw


UEFA's official website will be streaming the draw live and it will also be available to watch on TV.

Goal will be bringing you all the latest developments from the draw too, so be sure to check in here .


When does Europa League last 16 stage start ?


The first legs of the round of 16 stage will be played on March 7 , and the second legs will be played on March 14 .


When & where will the Europa League final take place?


Olympic Stadium Baku

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The final will be played on May 29, 2019 at the Olympic Stadium in Baku. This year will mark the first season where the Europa League final will be played in the same week as the Champions League final.

The winners of the Europa League will face off against the 2018-19 Champions League in the 2019 UEFA Super Cup, and will also qualify to enter the group stage of next year's Champions League.

This year's Europa League final will be the first held in Azerbaijan. The Olympic Stadium will also serve as one one of the host venues of Euro 2020.

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