The 2023-24 UEFA Europa League Schedule

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The 2023-24 UEFA Europa League Schedule

Here is the UEFA Europa League schedule for 2023-24 — 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.

Artwork on the outside of Sevilla's stadium featuring the club crest

Sevilla are, once again, the defending Europa League champions.

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.

Here’s a lot more on the Europa 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 2023-24

Note that these happen in the same weeks as the 2023-24 Champions League and the 2023-24 Europa Conference League.

Preliminary and Qualifying Rounds

The 2023-24 UEFA Europa League will begin in August 2023 with two qualifying rounds, each consisting of two legs:

  • August 10 and 17

These rounds don’t include any teams from the top European leagues. Those clubs join for the Europa League Group Stage.

2023-24 Europa League Group Stage Dates

The draw for the 2023-24 Europa League Group Stage will take place on September 1, 2023. 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 2023-24 Europa League Group Stage dates — all Thursday evenings in the same week that Champions League games are played on Tuesday and Wednesdays — are:

  • September 21
  • October 5
  • October 26
  • November 9
  • November 30
  • December 14

Winners of the Europa League Group Stage skip the next round and re-enter for the Round of 16.

2023-24 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 December 18, 2023, and the teams play two-legged ties:

  • February 15 and 22, 2024

2023-24 Europa League Round of 16

The eight winners from the previous round join the eight Group winners for two-legged ties:

  • March 7 2024
  • March 14, 2024

2023-24 Europa League Quarterfinals

The draw date for the quarterfinals, semifinals and Final is on March 15, 2024.

The two-legged quarterfinal ties will be played:

  • April 11, 2024
  • April 18, 2024

2023-24 Europa League Semifinals

The two-legged semifinal ties will be played:

  • May 2, 2024
  • May 9, 2024

2023-24 Europa League Final

The 2023-24 Europa League Final will be played May 22, 2024, in Dublin, Ireland.

Watch the 2023-24 Europa League

In the United States, you can watch the Champions LeagueEuropa 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.

Watch soccer, including the Europa League, on Paramount+

Buy Europa League Tickets

Groundhopper Guides is a registered ticketing agent for Europa League tickets, whenever one of our partner clubs are at home.

Click to find out more about our Europa League tickets, and fill out this form to find out more about buying Europa League tickets:

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