The 2023-24 Europa League group stage is fast approaching and teams will soon know who they are going to face at that stage of the competition.
Teams such as Liverpool, West Ham, Roma and Marseille will all be battling it out for a chance to get their hands on the famous trophy - and with it, a place in next season's Champions League.
Here, GOAL brings you everything you need to know about the Europa League group stage draw, including when it is, how to watch it live, teams' seeding, and more.
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When is the 2023-24 Europa League group stage draw?
|What:||Europa League group stage draw|
|Date:||September 1, 2023|
|Time:||12 noon BST / 7am ET|
|Venue:||Grimaldi Forum, Monaco|
The 2023-24 Europa League group stage draw will be held on Friday, September 1, 2023.
Proceedings are scheduled to begin at 7am ET in the U.S. and 12 noon BST in the UK. The Europa Conference League draw will follow the Europa League draw - find out more here.
Like the Champions League group stage draw which takes place the day before, the Europa League group stage draw is being staged at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco.
How to watch & stream the Europa League group stage draw
Official broadcast partners usually show the draw live on their respective TV channels and official YouTube channels too.
Which teams are in the 2023-24 Europa League group stage?
Thirty-two teams will compete in the Europa League group stage. They are divided into eight groups of four teams.
For the draw, teams are divided into four pots of eight teams according to their UEFA club coefficient. Teams from the same national association cannot be drawn together in the same group.
West Ham, who won the Europa Conference League last season, are in Pot One, as are Liverpool, Roma, Ajax and Rangers. Premier League side Brighton are in Pot Three, while Sporting and Olympiacos are among the teams in Pot Two.
You can see the confirmed seeding pots below.
|Pot 1||Pot 2||Pot 3||Pot 4|
|Liverpool||Slavia Prague||Brighton||AEK Athens|
|Bayer Leverkusen||LASK||Sparta Prague||Rakow Czestochowa|
|Atalanta||Marseille||Maccabi Haifa||Aris Limassol|
When does the 2023-24 Europa League group stage start?
Group stage matches in the Europa League are scheduled to start on Thursday, September 21, 2023.
There are six matchdays, with the final group games being played on December 14, 2023.
You can see all the group stage dates below.
|Matchday 1||September 21|
|Matchday 2||October 5|
|Matchday 3||October 26|
|Matchday 4||November 9|
|Matchday 5||November 30|
|Matchday 6||December 14|