UEFA Europa League draw, 2013 knockout stages: Preview

Lintao Zhang

Unlike the extremely straightforward Champions League draw, the Europa League is a bit convoluted. There are three pots, four seeded teams, and 32 solid competitors.

Shortly after the conclusion of the Champions League draw, UEFA will move down the hall to a different room with shabbier decorations and conduct the draw for the UEFA Europa League knockout stage. This draw features twice as many teams in the Champions League and has a quite a bit less luster to it, but is at least as fun. An advanced apology to the six teams will will be traveling away to Russia and the Ukraine in the winter, provided none of those teams draw each other.

In the table below, you can mouse over a given team to find out who they can and can't draw. Teams that a given side is not eligible to be drawn against are grayed out.

The draw is scheduled to get underway at 2 p.m. local time in Nyon, Switzerland, which should be about 30 minutes after the conclusion of the Champions League draw. It will be streamed live on UEFA.com.

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