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2022–23 UEFA Europa League

The Puskás Aréna in Budapest will host the final
Tournament details
DatesQualifying:
4–25 August 2022
Competition proper:
8 September 2022 – 31 May 2023
TeamsCompetition proper: 32+8
Total: 21+37
2023–24

The 2022–23 UEFA Europa League will be the 52nd season of Europe's secondary club football tournament organised by UEFA, and the 14th season since it was renamed from the UEFA Cup to the UEFA Europa League.

The final will be played at the Puskás Aréna in Budapest, Hungary. The winners of the tournament will automatically qualify for the 2023–24 UEFA Champions League group stage, and also earn the right to play against the winners of the 2022–23 UEFA Champions League in the 2023 UEFA Super Cup.

Association team allocation

A total of 58 teams from between 31 and 36 of the 55 UEFA member associations are expected to participate in the 2022–23 UEFA Europa League. Among them, 15 associations have teams directly qualifying for the Europa League, while for the other 40 associations that do not have any teams directly qualifying, between 15 and 20 of them may have teams playing after being transferred from the Champions League (the only member association which cannot have a participant is Liechtenstein, which does not organise a domestic league, and can only enter their cup winner into the Europa Conference League given their association ranking). The association ranking based on the UEFA country coefficients is used to determine the number of participating teams for each association:

  • The title holders of the UEFA Europa Conference League will be given an entry in the Europa League (if they do not qualify to the Champions League group stage).
  • Associations 1–5 each have two teams qualify.
  • Associations 6–15 each have one team qualify.
  • 37 teams eliminated from the 2022–23 UEFA Champions League are transferred to the Europa League.

Association ranking

For the 2022–23 UEFA Europa League, the associations are allocated places according to their 2021 UEFA country coefficients, which takes into account their performance in European competitions from 2016–17 to 2020–21.

Apart from the allocation based on the country coefficients, associations may have additional teams participating in the Europa League, as noted below:

  • (UCL) – Additional teams transferred from the UEFA Champions League
Association ranking for 2022–23 UEFA Europa League
Rank Association Coeff. Teams Notes
1  England 100.569 2
2  Spain 97.855
3  Italy 75.438
4  Germany 73.570
5  France 56.081
6  Portugal 48.549 1
7  Netherlands 39.200
8  Russia 38.382
9  Belgium 36.500
10  Austria 35.825
11  Scotland 33.375
12  Ukraine 33.100
13  Turkey 30.100
14  Denmark 27.875
15  Cyprus 27.750
16  Serbia 26.750 0
17  Czech Republic 26.600
18  Croatia 26.275
19  Switzerland 26.225
Rank Association Coeff. Teams Notes
20  Greece 26.000 0
21  Israel 24.375
22  Norway 21.000
23  Sweden 20.500
24  Bulgaria 20.375
25  Romania 18.200
26  Azerbaijan 16.875
27  Kazakhstan 15.625
28  Hungary 15.500
29  Belarus 15.250
30  Poland 15.125
31  Slovenia 14.250
32  Slovakia 13.625
33  Liechtenstein 9.000 Note LIE[›]
34  Lithuania 8.750
35  Luxembourg 8.250
36  Bosnia and Herzegovina 8.000
37  Republic of Ireland 7.875
Rank Association Coeff. Teams Notes
38  North Macedonia 7.625 0
39  Armenia 7.375
40  Latvia 7.375
41  Albania 7.250
42  Northern Ireland 6.958
43  Georgia 6.875
44  Finland 6.875
45  Moldova 6.875
46  Malta 6.375
47  Faroe Islands 6.125
48  Kosovo 5.833
49  Gibraltar 5.666
50  Montenegro 5.000
51  Wales 5.000
52  Iceland 4.875
53  Estonia 4.750
54  Andorra 3.331
55  San Marino 1.166

Distribution

The following is the access list for this season.

Access list for 2022–23 UEFA Europa League
Teams entering in this round Teams advancing from previous round Teams transferred from Champions League
Third qualifying round
(16 teams)
Champions Path
(10 teams)
  • 10 teams eliminated from Champions League second qualifying round (Champions Path)
Main Path
(6 teams)
  • 3 domestic cup winners from association 13–15
  • 3 teams eliminated from Champions League second qualifying round (League Path)
Play-off round
(20 teams)
  • 6 domestic cup winners from associations 7–12
  • 5 winners from the third qualifying round (Champions Path)
  • 3 winners from the third qualifying round (Main Path)
  • 6 teams eliminated from Champions League third qualifying round (Champions Path)
Group stage
(32 teams)
  • 1 Europa Conference League title holder
  • 6 domestic cup winners from associations 1–6
  • 1 domestic league fourth-placed team from association 5
  • 4 domestic league fifth-placed teams from associations 1–4
  • 10 winners from the play-off round
  • 4 teams eliminated from Champions League play-off round (Champions Path)
  • 2 teams eliminated from Champions League play-off round (League Path)
  • 4 teams eliminated from Champions League third qualifying round (League Path)
Preliminary knockout round
(16 teams)
  • 8 group runners-up from the group stage
  • 8 group third-placed teams from Champions League group stage
Knockout phase
(16 teams)
  • 8 group winners from the group stage
  • 8 winners from the preliminary knockout round

Teams

The labels in the parentheses show how each team qualified for the place of its starting round:

  • CW: Cup winners
  • 4th, 5th, etc.: League position of the previous season
  • UCL: Transferred from the Champions League
    • GS: Third-placed teams from the group stage
    • CH/LP PO: Losers from the play-off round (Champions/League Path)
    • CH/LP Q3: Losers from the third qualifying round (Champions/League Path)
    • CH/LP Q2: Losers from the second qualifying round (Champions/League Path)

The third qualifying round is divided into Champions Path (CH) and Main Path (MP).

CC: 2022 UEFA club coefficients.

Qualified teams for 2022–23 UEFA Europa League
Entry round Teams
Knockout round play-offs ? (UCL GS) ? (UCL GS) ? (UCL GS) ? (UCL GS)
? (UCL GS) ? (UCL GS) ? (UCL GS) ? (UCL GS)
Group stage Italy Roma (6th)ECL England Arsenal (5th) England Manchester United (6th) Spain Real Betis (CW)
Spain Real Sociedad (6th) Italy Lazio (5th) Germany Union Berlin (5th) Germany SC Freiburg (6th)
France Nantes (CW) France Rennes (4th) Portugal Braga (4th) Netherlands Feyenoord (3rd)
? (UCL CH PO) ? (UCL CH PO) ? (UCL CH PO) ? (UCL CH PO)
? (UCL LP PO) ? (UCL LP PO) ? (UCL LP Q3) ? (UCL LP Q3)
? (UCL LP Q3) ? (UCL LP Q3)
Play-off round Belgium Gent (CW) Austria Austria Wien (3rd) Scotland Heart of Midlothian (3rd) Ukraine Dnipro-1 (Abd-3rd)[Note UKR]
Turkey Sivasspor (CW) Denmark Silkeborg (3rd) Cyprus Omonia (CW) ? (UCL CH Q3)
? (UCL CH Q3) ? (UCL CH Q3) ? (UCL CH Q3) ? (UCL CH Q3)
? (UCL CH Q3)
Third qualifying round CH Switzerland Zürich (UCL CH Q2) Greece Olympiacos (UCL CH Q2) Sweden Malmö FF (UCL CH Q2) Slovenia Maribor (UCL CH Q2)
Slovakia Slovan Bratislava (UCL CH Q2) Luxembourg F91 Dudelange (UCL CH Q2) Republic of Ireland Shamrock Rovers (UCL CH Q2) North Macedonia Shkupi (UCL CH Q2)
Northern Ireland Linfield (UCL CH Q2) Finland HJK (UCL CH Q2)
MP Serbia Partizan (2nd) Czech Republic Slovácko (CW) Turkey Fenerbahçe (UCL LP Q2) Cyprus AEK Larnaca (UCL LP Q2)

Notes

  1. ^ Russia (RUS): On 28 February 2022, Russian football clubs and national teams were suspended from FIFA and UEFA competitions due to the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine. On 2 May 2022, UEFA confirmed that Russian clubs would be excluded from the 2022–23 UEFA competitions.
  2. ^ Ukraine (UKR): The 2021–22 Ukrainian Cup was abandoned due to the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine. The berth reserved for the cup winners was transferred to the third-placed team of the league at the time of the abandonment, SC Dnipro-1, who were selected to play in the 2022–23 UEFA Europa League by the Football Federation of Ukraine.

Schedule

The schedule of the competition is as follows. Matches are scheduled for Thursdays apart from the final, which takes place on a Wednesday, though exceptionally can take place on Tuesdays or Wednesdays due to scheduling conflicts. Scheduled kick-off times starting from the group stage are 18:45 and 21:00 CEST/CET, though exceptionally can take place at 16:30 due to geographical reasons.

All draws are held at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.

Schedule for 2022–23 UEFA Europa League
Phase Round Draw date First leg Second leg
Qualifying Third qualifying round 18 July 2022 4 August 2022 11 August 2022
Play-offs 2 August 2022 18 August 2022 25 August 2022
Group stage Matchday 1 26 August 2022 8 September 2022
Matchday 2 15 September 2022
Matchday 3 6 October 2022
Matchday 4 13 October 2022
Matchday 5 27 October 2022
Matchday 6 3 November 2022
Knockout phase Knockout round play-offs 7 November 2022 16 February 2023 23 February 2023
Round of 16 TBD 2023 9 March 2023 16 March 2023
Quarter-finals TBD 2023 13 April 2023 20 April 2023
Semi-finals 11 May 2023 18 May 2023
Final 31 May 2023 at Puskás Aréna, Budapest

Third qualifying round

Main article: 2022–23 UEFA Europa League qualifying phase and play-off round#Third qualifying round
Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Champions Path
Malmö FF Flag of Sweden Match 1 Flag of Luxembourg F91 Dudelange 4 Aug 11 Aug
Shamrock Rovers Flag of Republic of Ireland Match 2 Flag of North Macedonia Shkupi 4 Aug 9 Aug
Linfield Flag of Northern Ireland Match 3 Flag of Switzerland Zürich 4 Aug 11 Aug
Olympiacos Flag of Greece Match 4 Flag of Slovakia Slovan Bratislava 4 Aug 11 Aug
Maribor Flag of Slovenia Match 5 Flag of Finland HJK 4 Aug 11 Aug
Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Main Path
AEK Larnaca Flag of Cyprus Match 1 Flag of Serbia Partizan 4 Aug 11 Aug
Fenerbahçe Flag of Turkey Match 2 Flag of Czech Republic Slovácko 4 Aug 11 Aug

Play-off round

Main article: 2022–23 UEFA Europa League qualifying phase and play-off round#Play-off round
Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Dnipro-1 Flag of Ukraine Match 1 Winners of MP Q3 match 1 18 Aug 25 Aug
Gent Flag of Belgium Match 2 Flag of Cyprus Omonia 18 Aug 25 Aug
Austria Wien Flag of Austria Match 3 Winners of MP Q3 match 2 18 Aug 25 Aug
Winners of CH Q3 match 3 Match 4 Flag of Scotland Heart of Midlothian 18 Aug 25 Aug
Winners of CH Q3 match 5 Match 5 Flag of Denmark Silkeborg 18 Aug 25 Aug
Winners of CH Q3 match 1 Match 6 Flag of Turkey Sivasspor 18 Aug 25 Aug
Losers of UCL CH Q3 match 2 Match 7 Winners of CH Q3 match 2 18 Aug 25 Aug
Losers of UCL CH Q3 match 1 Match 8 Winners of CH Q3 match 4 18 Aug 25 Aug
Losers of UCL CH Q3 match 6 Match 9 Losers of UCL CH Q3 match 4 18 Aug 25 Aug
Losers of UCL CH Q3 match 3 Match 10 Losers of UCL CH Q3 match 5 18 Aug 25 Aug

Group stage

Main article: 2022–23 UEFA Europa League group stage

The draw for the group stage will be held on 26 August 2022. The 32 teams will be drawn into eight groups of four. For the draw, the teams will be seeded into four pots, each of eight teams, based on their 2022 UEFA club coefficients. Teams from the same association could not be drawn into the same group.

Nantes and Union Berlin will make their debut appearances in the Europa League group stage.

Pot 1

Pot 1 or 2

Pot 1, 2 or 3

Pot 1, 2, 3 or 4

  • 10 Winners of play-off round
  • 4 Losers of the Champions League play-off round (Champions Path)
  • 2 Losers of the Champions League play-off round (League Path)
  • 4 Losers of the Champions League third qualifying round (League Path)

Pot 2 or 3

Pot 2, 3 or 4

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