That large conference room at UEFA headquarters that was so full of people when the Europa League round of 32 was announced will be a lot more empty now that we're down to a group of 8:
Borussia Dortmund (Germany)
Sporting Braga (Portugal)
Shaktar Donetsk (Ukraine)
Sparta Prague (Czech Republic)
The draw will be livestreamed on UEFA.com beginning at 7AM Eastern time in the US.
It's an interesting group. Shaktar Donetsk and Sevilla are the only two of the eight who came in through the Champions League; the other six have come through the Europa League groups, and include two sides (Athletic Club and Sparta Prague) who had to make it through the playoff round.
Villarreal would prefer to avoid Dortmund, whom I would think are the favorites at this point, and don't really want a domestic battle against Sevilla or Athletic Club either. On paper the weakest teams remaining are probably Braga and Sparta Prague, but at this point, everyone has done a lot to get here and there are no easy ties.