The Europa League quarter-final draw is one of the most eagerly anticipated events in the football calendar. It marks the start of the knockout stages of the competition, with the eight remaining teams all vying for a place in the semi-finals.
The draw for the quarter-finals of the Europa League takes place on Friday 19th March 2021. It will be held at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, and will be broadcast live on UEFA.com and other media outlets.
The draw will be conducted by UEFA General Secretary Theodore Theodoridis and UEFA Deputy General Secretary Giorgio Marchetti. The draw will be conducted in accordance with the UEFA regulations, and the teams will be divided into two pots.
The first pot will contain the four teams that have qualified from the group stage, while the second pot will contain the four teams that have qualified from the round of 32. The teams in each pot will be drawn randomly, and the teams in each pot will be kept apart.
The quarter-final matches will be played over two legs, with the first leg taking place on 8th April 2021 and the second leg taking place on 15th April 2021. The winners of the quarter-final matches will progress to the semi-finals, which will be played over two legs on 29th April and 6th May 2021.
The Europa League final will take place on 26th May 2021 at the Stadion Energa Gdansk in Poland. The winner of the final will qualify for the UEFA Champions League group stage for the 2021/22 season.
The Europa League quarter-final draw is an exciting event for football fans around the world, and it marks the start of the knockout stages of the competition. With the draw taking place on 19th March 2021, the teams will soon know their fate and the journey to the final will begin.