2021/2022 Champions League group stage draw: date, times, TV and how to watch
All the information you need on how to follow the draw for the 2021/22 UEFA Champions League group stage draw live from Istanbul.
The eyes of the footballing world will be firmly fixed on Istanbul on Thursday 26 August as the draw for the group stage of the 2021/22 UEFA Champions League will be held.
32 participating sides will discover their group stage opposition in a gala event where a series of Player and Coach of the Year awards will also be presented.
The 2021/22 @ChampionsLeague group stage draw will take place in Istanbul on Thursday from 5pm BST.— Liverpool FC (@LFC) August 24, 2021
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Teams/Pots in the group stage
The 32 teams in the 2021/22 Champions League group stage consists of 26 automatic qualifiers joined by six play-off winners.
Villarreal (Europa League winners)
Zenit Saint Petersburg
Champions League 2021/22 schedule:
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
What time does the Champions League group stage draw start?
The balls will be drawn for the 2021/22 Champions League group stage draw on Thursday 26 August at 18:00 (CEST) as part of a UEFA gala event that will also see a series of UEFA awards announced.
US times: New York 12:00, Dallas 11:00, Los Angeles: 09:00
Where can I watch the draw?
In Spain the draw will be shown live on Movistar Liga de Campeones and Gol with UEFA TV set to stream the event. Fans in the US can follow the draw via Fubo TV and Paramount +.
Is the Champions League draw available online?
The draw is available in most nations through the rights holders' online platform, if they have one. Your best bet is to check who is showing the game in your country, and if they have an online service or iOS/Android app to watch it on.
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