All you need to know about the Europa League Round of 16 draw

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Tottenham sealed their progression into the round of 16 of the Europa League last night with a thumping 4-0 win over Wolfsberger in the second leg to make it 8-1 on aggregate.

It is increasingly starting to appear that winning the Europa League might be Spurs’ best chance of qualifying for next season’s Champions League considering the North Londoners have a lot of ground to make up to finish in the top four.

While Jose Mourinho’s record of having won the competition on both occasions on which he has been involved in it should fill Spurs fans with confidence, the Lilywhites could certainly do with an easier passage to the later stages since there are still some strong teams involved.

Here’s all you need to know about the draw for the round of 16 (via The Express):

When: The draw will take place tomorrow (February 26) and starts at 12 pm UK time

Where: The draw will take place at the House of European Football in Nyon, Switzerland.

Broadcast: Fans in the UK can watch the draw live on BT Sport 2 from 11 am. It will also be live-streamed on the UEFA website.

Draw format: There will be no seedings or country protection for the round of 16. This means that any team can play anyone else irrespective of whether they compete in the same domestic league.

Spurs can be drawn against the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal or Leicester any of the three teams make it to the next round.

All 16 teams will be drawn one by one, with the team being drawn first in each fixture playing the first leg at home.

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Apart from the three English sides, there are also several other strong teams in the competition including the likes of AC Milan, Villarreal, Roma, Bayer Leverkusen, Granada, Shakhtar Donetsk and Ajax. Hopefully, we get a fairly straight-forward draw which will allow Mourinho to rotate the squad in a busy period of the season.

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