Everything you need to know ahead of Friday’s Europa League quarter and semi-final draws as Manchester United and Arsenal are joined in the hat by Ajax, Roma and Villarreal
- The Europa League quarter-final and semi-final draws take place on Friday
- It follows the conclusion of the remaining last-16 matches on Thursday night
- The draw will go ahead following the conclusion of the Champions League draw
- Manchester United and Arsenal are through but Tottenham and Rangers are out
The draws for the Europa League quarter and semi-finals take place on Friday afternoon as the competition really starts to heat up.
Manchester United and Arsenal booked their places in the draw on Thursday evening but Tottenham crashed out in humiliating fashion against Dinamo Zagreb while Rangers were eliminated by Slavia Prague.
With the last-16 fixtures now concluded, Sportsmail takes you through the all-important details below.
All eyes now turn to the Europa League trophy with the tournament starting to heat up
When is the Europa League draw?
The draw for the Europa League quarter-finals will start at 12am on Friday, March 19, following the conclusion of the Champions League draw.
The Europa League semi-final draw will then begin immediately after, with ties numbered 1–4 for the last-four.
As we saw in the round of 16, neither country protection or seedings are a factor in Friday’s draw, which will also include a draw for the final’s ‘home’ side, which is done for ‘administrative’ reasons.
The draw, like the Champions League, will take place inside the House of European Football in Nyon, Switzerland.
How to watch the Europa League draw
There are two primary ways in which you can watch the Europa League quarter and semi-final draws this year.
UEFA will be once again offering a live stream of the event, which you can watch HERE.
Additionally, BT Sport will also be broadcasting the draw on BT Sport 1, which existing customers can watch on the app or website.
Of course, we will also be offering live blogs for both the Champions League and Europa League draws, where you can keep up-to-date with the proceedings.
Who will be in the Europa League draw?
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United saw off AC Milan thanks to Paul Pogba’s winner
Harry Kane and Tottenham were dumped out after Dinamo Zagreb beat them 3-0 on Thursday
Below is a list of the remaining teams in full:
- Dinamo Zagreb
- Manchester United
- Slavia Prague
When are the quarter-finals and semi-finals?
The first legs of the quarter-finals will take place on April 8, with the second legs to be completed just a week later on April 15.
There will then be a two week gap before the Europa League returns, with the semi-final first legs to be played on April 29.
The second legs will then be completed on May 6.
When is the Europa League final?
Of course, it’s the all-important final that follows next, which will be played in the Gdańsk Arena in Poland this season.
The traditional Thursday night slot will be abandoned for the final, which will be played on Wednesday, May 26.