Thursday July 23 2020
UEFA: Europa League dates for 2020-21

UEFA has announced the official dates of the five preliminary rounds for the 2020-21 edition of the Europa League.

Next season’s preliminary rounds will be determined with a single leg, due to the ongoing 2019-20 season and ‘to avoid the impact on the club’s potentially involved in both phases of the competition’.

Napoli are already through to the group stages after winning the Coppa Italia, but Milan or Rome could start their journey in the second round of the qualifiers.

Preliminary round: August 20

First qualifying round: August 27

Second qualifying round: September 17

Third qualifying round: September 24

Play-offs: October 1

Group stage: October 22 and 29, November 5 and 26, December 3 and 10

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