The Europa League is often abbreviated to the UEL and is the second-tier competition of European club football. It is organized by UEFA, and clubs qualify for the competition based on their performance in their national leagues and domestic cups. The competition is split into two parts.
The first is the Group Stage, with 32 teams drawn into eight groups of four teams. Each side plays six games (three home and three away).
The group runners-up are drawn to face one of the eight third-placed teams from the Champions League Group Stage in a double-legged format. The winners of these games advance to the Last 16, where they will be drawn to face one of the Europa League group winners. This game, plus the Quarter-finals and Semi-finals, will be contested in a double-legged format.
The final is contested as a one-off game.
WHERE CAN I STREAM THE EUROPA LEAGUE?
This season’s Europa League will run from September 16th, 2021, to May 18th, 2022. CBS owns the TV rights and will be streaming the majority of the 141 games live on Paramount+. CBS Sports Network will broadcast select games throughout the season. Univision Deportes own the Spanish language rights.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO STREAM THE EUROPA LEAGUE?
Paramount+ offers a $4.99 a month plan called Essential that allows you to stream with limited commercial interruptions. You can save 16% with an annual plan for $49.99/year (the Essential plan does NOT include your local live CBS station).
Paramount+ also offers a $9.99 a month plan called Premium that allows you to stream with no ads. You can save 16% with an annual plan for $99.99/year (the Premium plan does include access to your local live CBS station).
You can cancel anytime.
Paramount+ also shows Soccer from Champions League, Europa Conference League, Serie A, Coppa Italia, Supercoppa Italiana, Argentina Primera Division, Brazil Campeonato Brasileirão Série A, National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), and CONCACAF.
HIGH PRESS SOCCER RECOMMENDATION
The Group Stage runs from September 16th to December 9th, and the Knockout Stage runs from 17th February to 18th May. You only need to subscribe for 7 months ($34.93) to get access to every game.
WHERE TO BET THE EUROPA LEAGUE IN THE US
In the US, you can legally bet on soccer in more than two dozen states. You can bet online in some states, but only in-person betting is allowed in most of them.
DraftKings Sportsbook is available in Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.
FanDuel Sportsbook is available in Arkansas, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Mississippi, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.