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Europa League quarter-final draw: When is it, how to watch and who has qualified?

Goal.com logo Goal.com 16-03-2017

The quarter-finals of this year's Europa League now have all eight participants, including Jose Mourinho and Manchester United, who go through as the most recognizable name left in the competition.

Bundesliga club Schalke, Ligue 1 outfit Lyon, La Liga's Celta Vigo and Dutch side Ajax have all also made it through the round of 16, giving the competition a good balance from Europe's top leagues.

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Joining them are Besiktas from Turkey and Belgian sides Genk and Anderlecht.

When is the Europa League quarter-final draw?

The Europa League quarter-final draw will take place on Friday, March 17 at 12:00 GMT at UEFA's headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland. It will follow the draw for the same round of the Champions League an hour earlier.

The quarter-final draw is open and unseeded, so the teams are unranked and clubs from the same country can face each other. Put simply, it is a totally random draw and anyone can face anyone.

The clubs that come out of the hat first for each tie will play the first leg at home.

How can I watch the Europa League quarter-final draw?

The draw can be watched live on UEFA.com, who stream the ceremony for each round on their official website.

Goal will also be providing live, comprehensive coverage of the draw as it happens on our site, Facebook , Twitter , Instagram and more.

What teams are in the Europa League quarter-final draw?

Genk, Celta Vigo, Besiktas, Anderlecht, Manchester United, Lyon, Schalke and Ajax make up the field of eight for the draw.

Here is the full list of last-16 ties, with the clubs through to the next round in bold:

When will the Europa League quarter-final ties be played?

The quarter-final ties will be played across two weeks in April, with the matches expected to take place on Thursday nights to avoid conflicts with the Champions League. The first legs will be on April 13, with the second legs following a week later on April 20.

Where is this year's Europa League final?

The final will be played at the Friends Arena in Solna, Sweden on Saturday, May 24 at 19:45 BST.

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The ground is the home base for Sweden's national football team and AIK, and with a 50,000 seat capacity is the largest football stadium in the Nordic countries.

Who was in last year's Europa League quarter-finals?

The quarter-finals of the Europa League see an entirely new group in 2017 from the 2016 ties.

Last season featured Villarreal, Sparta Prague, Borussia Dortmund, Liverpool, Braga, Shakhtar Donetsk, Athletic Bilbao and eventual champions Sevilla.

Villarreal, Liverpool, Shakhtar and Sevilla made it through to the semi-finals, with Sevilla topping Liverpool in the final.

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