The UEFA Champions League 2021-22 season is just around the corner. The group stage draw for the new season of the UCL will be made on 26th August as we will kickstart the UCL 2021-22 season on 14th September.
When will the UCL 2021-22 group stage draw take place?
The UCL 2021-22 group stage draw will take place on Thursday 26th August at 9:30 pm IST.
Where will the UCL 2021-22 group stage draw take place?
The UCL 2021-22 group stage draw will be held in Istanbul, Turkey.
How can you watch the UCL 2021-22 group stage draw?
The UCL 2021-22 group stage draw will be live-streamed on UEFA’s official website.
Teams involved in UCL 2021-22 group stage draw
Spain: Atlético, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Sevilla, Villarreal
England: Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea
Germany: Bayern, Leipzig, Dortmund, Wolfsburg
Italy: Inter Milan, AC Milan, Atalanta, Juventus
France: LOSC, PSG
Portugal: Sporting CP, Porto
Belgium: Club Brugge
Ukraine: Dynamo Kyiv
As of now, only 26 teams have qualified for the competition this season. The last six group stage berths will be decided via the play-offs which will take place before the draw.
How does the UCL group stage draw work?
There will be four seeding pots with eight teams each in the Champions League group stage draw.
Pot 1 will consist of last season’s Champions League 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.
When will the UCL 2021-22 group stage begin?
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
When and where will the UCL 2021-22 final take place?
The UEFA Champions League 2021-22 final will be held on Saturday, 28th May, 2022 at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Russia.