Europa League draw results: Third round qualifiers, fixtures, schedule, date, time, teams qualified, and how it works in 2022-23

As the club season draws closer for big teams in Europe, many others are already under way with the qualifying rounds of European competition pushing forward.

Teams progressing through the early Europa League rounds have their eyes on a lucrative spot in the group stage, and even harbor dreams of pushing through to the knockout rounds. To get there, they must earn a spot by playing through the qualifying and playoff rounds, which present tough trips across Europe against equally hungry opponents.

Unlike the Champions League and the Europa Conference League, the Europa League has not yet begun its qualifying stages. Still, in somewhat confusing fashion, the first official round of competition has been named the “third qualifying round” to sync up with the other European competitions.

Only two teams are confirmed to be participating in the third qualifying round of the Europa League: Partizan Belgrade and FC Slovacko. Other recognizable teams such as Qarabag, Ludogorets Razgrad, Fenerbahce, Malmo, Dynamo Kyiv, and others will hope swimming to be included in the Europa League third qualifying round, as it would mean they were dumped from the more prestigious Champions League.

MORE: Champions League qualifiers 2022: Draws, results, fixtures, and scores

Europa League third qualifying round fixtures and schedule

The matchups for the 2022/23 Europa League third qualifying round were determined at the third qualifying round draw on July 18, 2022 from the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.

Champions Path

Leg 1 Leg 2
Zalgiris/Malmo FF Pyunik/Diddeleng
Ludogorets/Shamrock Rovers Dinamo Zagreb/Skopje TBD TBD
Linfield/Bodo/Glimt Qarabag/FC Zurich TBD TBD
Maccabi Haifa/Olympiacos Ferencvaros/Slovak Bratislava TBD TBD
Maribor/Sheriff HJK Helsinki/Victoria Plzen TBD TBD
TBD TBD TBD
TBD TBD TBD
TBD TBD TBD
TBD TBD TBD
TBD TBD TBD

Main Path

Seeded Unseeded Leg 1 Leg 2
Partizan Belgrade Midtylland/AEK Larnaca TBD TBD
FC Slovacko Dynamo Kyiv/Fenerbahce TBD TBD

How Europa League third qualifying round draw works

The third qualifying round draw will take place before the results of the Champions League second qualifying round are complete, meaning matchups will be drawn as placeholders for eventual participants.

In the Champions Path, there is no seeding. Instead there will be a straight draw for five matchups, with losers in the Champions League second qualifying round Champions Path also entering that strand of the Europa League.

In the Main Path, the two matchups will be drawn to include the two seeded teams, already designated as the qualifying teams we already know, and two unseeded teams that drop down from the Champions League second qualifying round League Path. The two teams entering the Europa League third qualifying round are Partizan Belgrade and FC Slovacko.

Winners from the Europa League third qualifying round will advance to the playoff round, which is the final stage of the Europa League before the group stage. There are 10 places in the group stage reserved for qualifiers from these early rounds of competition.

Teams in the Europa League third qualifying round draw

While the second qualifying round has not even started yet, the teams will see their names drawn in the third qualifying round draw, so that the winners over the next two weeks will know their potential advancement paths before the games kick off.

Champions Path

The teams in the Champions Path all earned their place in the competition by winning their domestic league title in its previous full season. They will all be teams that drop down from the Champions League second qualifying round. Therefore, this portion will not be seeded and instead be a straight draw.

Team Country Qualified Via
Apollo Limassol Cyprus 1st – Cypriot First Div.
Bodo/Glimt Norway 1st – Eliteserien
Dinamo Zagreb Croatia 1st – Croatian First FL
F91 Dudelange Luxembourg 1st – Luxembourg Nat. Div.
Ferencvaros Hungary 1st – Nemzeti Bajnoksag
HJK Helsinki Finland 1st – Veikkausliiga
Linfield N. Ireland 1st – NIFL Premiership
Ludogorets Razgrad Bulgaria 1st – 1st PFL
Maccabi Haifa Israel 1st – Israeli PL
Malmö FF Sweden 1st – Allsvenskan
Maribor Slovenia 1st – Slovenian PrvaLiga
Olympiakos Greece 1st – Super League Greece
FC Pyunik Armenia 1st – Armenian PL
Qarabag Azerbaijan 1st – Azerbaijan PL
Red Star Belgrade Serbia 1st – Serbian SuperLiga
Shamrock Rovers Rep. of Ireland 1st – League of Ireland PD
Sheriff Tiraspol Moldova 1st – Moldovan Nat. Div.
FYROM Macedonia 1st – Macedonian FL
Slovan Bratislava Slovakia 1st – Slovak First FL
Victoria Plzen Czech Republic 1st – Czech First League
Zalgiris Lithuania 1st – A League
FC Zürich Switzerland 1st – Swiss Super League

Main Path

The teams in the League Path all earned their place in the competition by securing qualifying positions in their domestic league’s previous full season, but did not win the domestic championship.

Teams with an asterisk

are guaranteed a place in the third qualifying round as they enter the competition at this stage. All others will come from those dropping down after losses in the UEFA Champions League second qualifying round League Path. Seeded Team Country
Qualified Via Partizan Belgrade* Serbia
2nd – Serbian SuperLiga FC Slovacko* Czech Republic
1st – Czech Cup Unseeded Team Country
Qualified Via AEK Larnaca Cyprus
2nd – Cypriot First Div. FC Midtjylland Denmark
2nd – Danish Superliga Dynamo Kyiv Ukraine
2nd – Ukrainian PL** Fenerbahçe Turkey

2nd – Turkish Super Lig

** The 2021/22 Ukrainian Premier League season was cut short by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The table was solidified as it stood at its hiatus in February, seeing first-place Shakhtar Donetsk and second-place Dynamo Kyiv as the campaign’s Champions League qualifiers.

How to watch UEFA Europa League 2022/23 Country TV channel
live UK BT Sport 1/BT Sport Ultimate
BT Sport app, BT Sport YouTube USA CBS (EN), Univision/TUDN (ESP)
fuboTV, Paramount+, ViX Australia 9Gem
Stan Sport Canada

DAZN

Select matches from the Europa League preliminary rounds are available for broadcast, chosen by the broadcast partner for each market. For UEFA, other select matches are made available for streaming by the home team, often via their official YouTube page.

Europa League schedule 2022/23

Preliminary and qualifying rounds schedule Round Draw 1st Leg
2nd Leg Third qualifying round July 18, 2022 Aug. 4, 2022
Aug. 11, 2022 Playoff round Aug. 1, 2022 Aug. 18, 2022

Aug. 25, 2022

Group stage schedule The draw for the 2022/23 Europa League group stage will take place Aug. 26, 2022 inIstanbul, Turkey

. Matchday
dATE 1
Sept. 8, 2022 2
Sept. 15, 2022 3
October 6, 2022 4
October 13, 2022 5
October 27, 2022 6

Nov. 3, 2022

Knockout stage schedule The draw for the 2022/23 Europa League knockout round playoffs will take placeNov. 7, 2022 and the draw for the Round of 16 will take placeFeb. 24, 2022 . The draw for the rest of the 2022/23 Europa League knockout stage will take placeMarch 17, 2023

. The 2023 Europa League final will take place in Budapest, Hungary onMay 31, 2023

. Round 1st Leg
2nd Leg Playoff Round Feb. 16, 2023
Feb. 23, 2023 Round of 16 Mar. 9, 2023
Mar. 16, 2023 Quarterfinals April 13, 2023
April 20, 2023 Semifinals May 11, 2023
May 18, 2023 ultimate

May 31, 2023

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