The UEFA Champions League will soon be making it's much awaited return in the 2021-22 season.
The draw for the most coveted club competition in the world will be held on Thursday 26 August in Istanbul Turkey.
The full draw will be livestreamed on UEFA's official website.
Time in India:
The Champions League draw is scheduled to be held on August 26, 18:00 CET which means it will be telecast in India at 21:30 hrs (9:30pm).
ESP: Atlético, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Sevilla, Villarreal
ENG: Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea
GER: Bayern, Leipzig, Dortmund, Wolfsburg
ITA: Inter Milan, AC Milan, Atalanta, Juventus
FRA: LOSC, PSG
POR: Sporting CP, Porto, Benfica
BEL: Club Brugge
UKR: Dynamo Kyiv, Shakhtar Donetsk
SUI: Young Boys
MOL: Sheriff Tiraspol
The last three group stage berths will be decided via the play-offs which will take place ahead of the final group stage draws on August 26.
How does the draw work?
As usual, in the Champions League group stage draw, there will be four seeding pots with eight teams each.
Pot 1 will consist of last season's Champions Leagye winners, the UEFA Europa League winners and the champions of the six highest-ranked nations who did not qualify via one of the 2020/21 continental titles.
Pots 2, 3 and 4 will depend on club coefficient rankings. No club can play clubs from their own country in the group stage.
Atlético de Madrid
Zenit St. Petersburg
When does the group stage begin? When are the matchdays?
Matchday 1: 14/15 September
Matchday 2: 28/29 September
Matchday 3: 19/20 October
Matchday 4: 2/3 November
Matchday 5: 23/24 November
Matchday 6: 7/8 December
On the day of the draws, UEFA awards ceremony will also be held in order to reward the best performers from last season's competition.
The following awards will be handed out on the night:
UEFA Men's Player of the Year
UEFA Women's Player of the Year
UEFA Men's Coach of the Year
UEFA Women's Coach of the Year
Goalkeeper of the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League season
Defender of the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League season
Midfielder of the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League season
Forward of the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League season
Goalkeeper of the 2020/21 UEFA Women's Champions League season
Defender of the 2020/21 UEFA Women's Champions League season
Midfielder of the 2020/21 UEFA Women's Champions League season
Forward of the 2020/21 UEFA Women's Champions League season
UEFA Champions League final:
The final of this season's competition will be held on Saturday 28 May at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Russia.