When is Champions League group stage draw? UK start time today, TV channel, live stream, pots and teams

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 (AFP via Getty Images)
(AFP via Getty Images)

The draw for the Champions League group stage takes place today.

Real Madrid will be among the favourites as they look to defend their crown while Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain are among the sides desperate to finally get their hands on the trophy.

A number of teams are back in the draw, such as Tottenham who return to Europe’s top table under Antonio Conte and Rangers who ended their 12-year group-stage wait on Wednesday.

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Here’s all you need to know about the draw...

When is the Champions League group stage draw?

The draw will take place today, Thursday, August 25, 2022.

It will be held in Istanbul, hosts of the 2023 Champions League final.

What time is the Champions League group stage draw?

The draw is currently scheduled to take place at 5pm BST.

Have the pots been decided?

Pot 1 is made up of the Champions League and Europa League winners of last season plus the victors of the top-six leagues.

The pots from then on are made up entirely of the teams with the highest coefficient rankings, with Chelsea, Tottenham and Liverpool in Pot 2.

There are two German, two Italian and two Portuguese teams in Pot 3 with Celtic and Rangers both in Pot 4.

Antonio Conte’s Tottenham side will be hoping for a strong European run (AFP via Getty Images)
Antonio Conte’s Tottenham side will be hoping for a strong European run (AFP via Getty Images)

Pot 1

Real Madrid, Eintracht Frankfurt, Man City, AC Milan, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, Porto, Ajax

Pot 2

Liverpool, Chelsea, Barcelona, Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Sevilla, RB Leipzig, Tottenham

Pot 3

Borussia Dortmund, Salzburg, Shakhtar Donetsk, Inter Milan, Napoli, Benfica, Sporting Lisbon, Bayer Leverkusen

Pot 4

Rangers, Dinamo Zagreb, Marseille, Copenhagen, Club Brugge, Celtic, Viktoria Plzen, Maccabi Haifa

How can I watch the Champions League group stage draw?

TV channel: The draw will be broadcast live on BT Sport 1.

Live stream: BT Sport subscribers can watch the draw via the BT Sport app or website, while the draw will also be broadcast for free via Uefa’s YouTube and social media channels.

When will the Champions League group stage games be played?

Matchday 1: 6/7 September

Matchday 2: 13/14 September

Matchday 3: 4/5 October

Matchday 4: 11/12 October

Matchday 5: 25/26 October

Matchday 6: 1/2 November