Champions League

UEFA Champions League Draw, Pots, Time in India, Teams, Awards and Telecast Details

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UEFA Champions League draw: Everything you need to know
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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).


Teams involved:

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

RUS: Zenit

BEL: Club Brugge

UKR: Dynamo Kyiv, Shakhtar Donetsk

NED: Ajax

TUR: Beşiktaş

SUI: Young Boys

SWE: Malmo

AUT: Salzburg

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.


Pots:

Pot 1:

Chelsea
Villarreal
Bayern
Manchester City
Atlético de Madrid
Inter Milan
Sporting CP
LOSC Lille

Pot 2:

Real Madrid
Barcelona
Juventus
Manchester United
Paris Saint-Germain
Liverpool
Sevilla
Borussia Dortmund

Pot 3:

FC Porto
Ajax
Shakhtar Donetsk
RB Leipzig
Salzburg
Atalanta
Zenit St. Petersburg
Benfica

Pot 4:

AC Milan
Besiktas
Dynamo Kyiv
VfL Wolfsburg
Club Brugge
Young Boys
Malmo
Sheriff Tiraspol


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


UEFA Awards:

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.


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