UEFA Champions League group stage draw live streaming: when and where to watch

There will be no new names in the 32-team lineup in the Champions League draw after the last confirmed entry was ended by an unexpected run by the Norwegian team. Bodo/Glimt, who have spent much of the past two decades in the Norwegian second division, were hoping to cap their recent rise by joining Europe’s elite competition, but lost in extra time to Dinamo Zagreb in the playoffs on Wednesday . Dinamo joined Rangers and Copenhagen to complete a group-stage lineup with 14 former champions advancing through their playoffs, having won 56 of the 67 European Cup or Champions League titles. Seven more teams are the last beaten finalists.

The elite group includes defending champions Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus, who are still fighting for the right from Champions League organizer UEFA to create their own separate competition at the European Court of Justice.

The Champions League generally features at least one new face – the sheriff of Moldova last year, Atalanta of Italy in 2019 – and had four debuts two years ago. There are no such upstarts this season, although some in Scotland would argue that Rangers should be counted as first-timers. A crippling financial crisis 10 years ago led to the liquidation and relaunch of the storied club in the fourth tier of Scottish football.

Rangers are now back in the Champions League after a 12-year absence, joining Glasgow rivals Celtic in the group stage.
Will Shakhtar be in a Donetsk draw two days after playing his first competitive game? The opening day of an unlikely new home season in Ukraine – since Russia invaded its home country in February.

Shakhtar’s entry was eventually gifted by UEFA’s ban on all-Russian teams from Zenit St Petersburg, but the Ukrainian club no longer has a core of Brazilian players and will play its home games in Warsaw in neighboring Poland for security reasons.

draw format

32 teams from 15 different countries go into groups of four playing round-robin games at home and away. Teams from the same country cannot be in the same group. The top two in each group advance to the next year’s knockout stage. The top seeds are the winners of last season’s Champions League and Europa League, Real Madrid and Eintracht Frankfurt, as well as the six winners of the highest-ranked domestic leagues. The other 24 teams are seeded according to the UEFA rankings based on European results over the past five seasons. Liverpool is ranked 24th and Maccabi Haifa is the lowest.

Ahead of the UEFA Champions League group stage draw and awards ceremony, here’s everything you need to know:

Which teams have qualified for the Champions League 2022-23 season?

pot 1

real madrid
Eintracht Frankfurt
Manchester City
AC Milan
Bayern Munich
PSG
porto
ajax

pot 2

liverpool
Chelsea
barcelona
Juventus
Atletico Madrid
Seville
RB Leipzig
tottenham

pot 3

Borussia Dortmund
RB Salzburg
Shakhtar Donetsk
inter Milan
napoli
Sporting Lisbon
Bayern Leverkusen
Olympic Marseille

pot 4

club brugge
Celtic
Maccabi Haifa
Copenhagen
Dinamo Zagreb
Victoria Pilsen
ranger people
benfica

When and where will the UEFA Champions League group stage draw take place?

The Champions League 2022-23 group stage draw will take place on Thursday 25 August in Istanbul, Turkey, and can be live-streamed from 9:30 PM IST.

How to Watch UEFA Champions League Group Stage Draw on Television in India?

The Champions League 2022-23 group stage draw will be telecast live on Sony Sports Network channels in India.

How to Watch Live Streaming of UEFA Champions League Group Stage Draw in India?

The live streaming of the Champions League 2022-23 group stage draw will be available on the SonyLiv app and website.

When does the UEFA Champions League group stage start?

The Champions League 2022-23 group stage will begin on September 6 and 7. Here are the full dates:

Match Day 1: 6/7 September
Match Day 2: 13/14 September
Match Day 3: 4/5 October
Match Day 4: 11/12 October
Match Day 5: 25/26 October
Match day 6: 1/2 November
Round of 16 Draws: November 7