Here is the UEFA Europa League schedule for 2022-23 — as well as how to watch the Europa League on TV in the US, and how to buy Europa League tickets from Groundhopper Soccer Guides.
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First, a very quick introduction to the UEFA Europa League.
What is the UEFA Europa League?
The world of soccer is organized into regions, each of which contains multiple countries with their own leagues. Within each region, there are competitions among both clubs and countries. Countries compete for World Cup qualification as well as regional competitions. In Europe, the latter is the European Championships, or Euros; in South America it’s the Copa America, etc. (This video has a lot more on the organization of worldwide soccer.)
Each region also has one or more annual club competitions made up the best clubs from each country; in Europe, whose region is called UEFA, the top competition is the UEFA Champions League. The Europa League is the No. 2 such competition in Europe, for the second-tier teams from top leagues and top teams from lesser national leagues. There is also a No. 3 European competition called the Europa Conference League.
Typically, the fifth-place English Premier League club qualifies for the Europa League, along with the winner of the FA Cup; this is what is meant in England by “getting into Europe.”
Europa League Dates for 2022-23
Preliminary and Qualifying Rounds
The 2022-23 UEFA Europa League will begin in August 2022 with two qualifying rounds, each consisting of two legs:
- August 4/11 and 18/25
These rounds don’t include any teams from the top European leagues. Those clubs join for the Europa League Group Stage.
2022-23 Europa League Group Stage Dates
The draw for the 2022-23 Europa League Group Stage will take place on August 26, 2022. Groups of four will play each other home and away, meaning each club plays six games. The top two in each group advance, while the third-place finishers drop into the UEFA Europa Conference League.
The 2022-23 Europa League Group Stage dates — all Thursday evenings in the same week that Champions League games are played on Tuesday and Wednesdays — are:
- September 8
- September 15
- October 6
- October 13
- October 27
- November 3
These dates are earlier than in most years, because of the World Cup, which is also causing major changes to the 2022-23 Premier League schedule.
Winners of the Europa League Group Stage skip the next round and re-enter for the Round of 16.
2022-23 Europa League Knockout Round Playoffs
This round consists of a two-legged tie between eight teams that finished second in the Europa League Groups and eight who finished third in the Champions League Groups, thus dropping into the Europa League.
The draw for this round is November 7, 2022, and the teams play two-legged ties:
- February 16 and 23, 2023
2022-23 Europa League Round of 16
The eight winners from the previous round join the eight Group winners for two-legged ties:
- March 9 2023
- March 16, 2023
2022-23 Europa League Quarterfinals
The draw date for the quarterfinals, semifinals and Final has yet to be determined but will be around March 20, 2023.
The two-legged quarterfinal ties will be played:
- April 13, 2023
- April 20, 2023
2022-23 Europa League Semifinals
The two-legged semifinal ties will be played:
- May 11, 2023
- May 18, 2023
2022-23 Europa League Final
The 2022-23 Europa League Final will be played May 31, 2023, in Budapest, Hungary.
Watch the 2022-23 Europa League
In the United States, you can watch the Champions League, Europa League and some of the Europa Conference League in English on Paramount+ by CBS Sports. The Spanish-language rights are held by TUDN, which is part of the Fubo TV service.
Buy Europa League Tickets
Groundhopper Guides is an authorized reseller of UEFA Europa League tickets, assuming that the English clubs involved are ones that we sell tickets for. Here’s a list of the English clubs we sell tickets for.
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