After Real Madrid won the UEFA Champions League in the 2021-22 season, a new era awaits when the world’s premier club tournament returns on Thursday, August 25. Later in the day, the Champions League group stage draw for 2022-23 will take held in Istanbul, Turkey.
Following the UCL group stage draw, an award ceremony will be conducted to honour last year’s finest performers. All of Europe’s finest will discover their destiny in the next continental club championship.
Format of the Champions League draw:
The first 26 clubs will qualify straight for the UEFA Champions League group stage, with the remaining six teams joining after qualifying through the playoffs.
According to the competition’s rules, all 32 teams will be divided into eight groups of four teams each, with the top two teams in each group qualifying for the knockout stages.
The top three nominees for the Men’s Player of the Year award have been released by UEFA, with Karim Benzema, Thibaut Courtois, and Kevin de Bryune set to compete for the top title.
When and where will the draw for the UEFA Champions League group stage take place?
The Champions League 2022-23 group stage draw will take place on Thursday, August 25, in Istanbul, Turkey(18:00 CET), and will be live-streamed beginning at 9:30 PM IST. The group stage of the Champions League 2022-23 will begin on September 6th and 7th.
How and where to watch draw online and television?
The live broadcast of the Champions League 2022-23 group stage draw will be accessible on the SonyLiv app and website. The draw for the Champions League 2022-23 group stage will be broadcast live on Sony Sports Network networks in India. In the United States, CBS Sports will cover , time is 3pm EDT/ 12 noon PDT.
United States: UEFA TV, CBS
United Kingdom: UEFA TV, BT Sport
Rest Of the World: UEFA TV
India: SONY Sports Network, SONY LIV, Jio TV
Teams that have qualified:
The teams will be seeded into four pots. Pot 1 will be made up of the holders, UEFA Europa League winners, and champions of the six highest-ranked nations who did not qualify through one of the 2021/22 championships; Pots 2–4 will be decided by club coefficient rankings.
- Real Madrid
- Eintracht Frankfurt
- Manchester City
- AC Milan
- Bayern Munich
- Atletico Madrid
- RB Leipzig
- Borussia Dortmund
- RB Salzburg
- Shakhtar Donetsk
- Inter Milan
- Sporting Lisbon
- Bayern Leverkusen
- Olympic Marseille
- Club Brugge
- Maccabi Haifa
- Dinamo Zagreb
- Viktoria Plzen