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Champions League Draw: Date, time, seeded and unseeded teams

When is the Champions League draw?

The Champions League group stage draw will take place at on Thursday 31st August. It is scheduled to begin at around 17:00 UK time.

The draw will take place in the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco and will be available to watch live on UEFA's website.

Who is in the Champions League group stage draw?

The following 32 teams have qualified for the Champions League group stage following the conclusion of the qualifying campaign.

England: Arsenal, Manchester City, Manchester United, Newcastle

Spain: Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Real Sociedad, Sevilla

Germany: Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig, Union Berlin

Italy: Inter Milan, Lazio, AC Milan, Napoli

France: PSG, Lens

Portugal: Benfica, Porto, Braga

Netherlands: Feyenoord, PSV Eindhoven

Austria: RB Salzburg

Scotland: Celtic

Serbia: Crvena zvezda

Ukraine: Shakhtar Donetsk

Belgium: Royal Antwerp

Switzerland: Young Boys

Turkey: Galatasaray

Denmark: FC Copenhagen

How does the Champions League draw work?

The teams are drawn from pots which are divided by seedings based on club rankings and their performances from the previous season.

Pot 1 will contain six domestic champions as well as the current holders of the Champions League and Europa League. The remaining three pots are divided based on the clubs European coefficient rankings. 

Teams from the same country are not permitted to be drawn against one another at this stage.

Who are the favourites to win the Champions League?

Current Champions League and Premier League champions Manchester City are currently the favourites to retain the Champions League at odds of 9/4.

Other fancied outfits include German champions Bayern Munich who are second favourites to lift the trophy at 5/1, and Champions League serial winners Real Madrid who are available at 8/1 to win an incredible 15th title.

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