COPA DEL REY
Copa del Rey 2021-22 round of 16 draw: how and where to watch, times, TV, online
All the information on how and where to watch the draw for the round of 16 of the 2021-22 Copa del Rey, at 06:30 ET on 7 January, 2022.
Real Madrid and Barcelona just about managed to reach the round of 16 of the 2021-22 Copa del Rey, the Liga giants avoiding potential pitfalls away at lower-league opposition Alcoyano, where Madrid lost season, and Linares, respectively, as Barça seek to defend their title and Carlo Ancelotti looks to repeat his trick of delivering the Copa in his first season at the Bernabéu, as he did in 2013-14, the last time Madrid lifted the trophy.
Sevilla, Villarreal, Athletic and Atlético are among the historic Copa sides who will be looking to avoid the fate of Celta, who were beaten by Atlético Baleares, by booking their places in the round of 16 on Thursday evening.
The winners of the Spanish Copa del Rey 2021-22 earn themselves a place in the 2022-23 Europa League group stage while the runners-up join the victors in the 2022-23 Spanish Super Cup.
When is the Round of 16 draw of the 2021-22 Copa del Rey?
The 2021-22 Spanish Copa del Rey round of 16 draw will be staged at the headquarters of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) in Las Rozas (Madrid) on Friday 7 January, 2022 with proceedings getting underway at 12:30 in the Salon Luis Aragonés.
That’s 06:30 ET and 03:30 PT.
When will the round of 16 games be played?
At least found of the round of 16 ties will be played over a single leg on Saturday 15 January with the lower league teams always designated as home sides. Those sides taking part in the Spanish Super Cup – Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atlético and Athletic Bilbao – will play their games on 18 or 19 January, if they all progress. There will be no replays and extra time and penalties will be used to decide the affair in the case of a draw after 90 minutes.
Which teams have already qualified for the round of 16?
With several games still to be played on Thursday 6 January, the sides that have already qualified for the last 16 are: Barcelona, Espanyol, Mallorca, Rayo, Betis, Real Madrid, Real Sociedad, Valencia and Atlético Baleares.
Where can I watch the Copa del Rey draw?
No matter where in the world you are, the 2021-22 Copa del Rey last 16 draw can be accessed via the RFEF YouTube feed, however this feed however will be solely in Spanish.
Copa del Rey round of 16 live with AS USA
Undoubtedly the best platform to follow the cup draw is to tune into AS USA. We will be on hand to bring all the thrills and spills as the balls are drawn live from the RFEF HQ. Our English-language coverage will start approximately an hour before the draw.