Important Dates for the UEFA Club Tournaments: Draws, Group Stage Rounds & Knock-Out Stages
In this article you will find all the important dates to keep an eye on for the 2023/24 season. As always, you can find all the upcoming TV broadcasts on Livesportsontv.com.
When will the groups for the 2023/24 UEFA Champions League be drawn?
The draw for the group stage of the 2023/24 UEFA Champions League will be held on August 31 in Monaco, France. You can follow the entire draw live on Paramount+ (read more about Paramount+ and its exclusives here).
The following teams are qualified for the group stage (more will be added after the completion of the qualifiers):
ENGLAND: Arsenal, Manchester City, Manchester United, Newcastle
SPAIN: Atlético, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Real Sociedad, Sevilla
GERMANY: Bayern, Dortmund, Leipzig, Union Berlin
ITALY: Inter, Lazio, Milan, Napoli
FRANCE: Lens, Paris
PORTUGAL: Benfica, Porto
SERBIA: Crvena zvezda
UKRAINE: Shakhtar Donetsk
When are the group stage matches played?
Six group stage rounds will be played in the fall, with teams playing each other twice, once at home and once away:
Round 1: September 19/20, 2023
Round 2: October 3/4, 2023
Round 3: October 24/25, 2023
Round 4: November 7/8, 2023
Round 5: November 28/29, 2023
Round 6: December 12/13, 2023
Where is the UEFA Champions League Final played?
The Champions League final for the 2023/24 season will be played at Wembley Stadium in London. With seven previous European Cup finals, Wembley Stadium has hosted the most finals of all stadiums in Europe.
When are the groups for the UEFA Europa League and UEFA Conference League drawn?
The groups for the UEFA Europa League and UEFA Conference League will be drawn on September 1. The draw will most probable be broadcast live on Paramount+, though more information is expected within the next few days.
The group stage rounds of the UEFA Europa League and UEFA Conference League are always played on Thursdays after the UEFA Champions League rounds which are played on Tuesday/Wednesday.
After the completion of the group stage, the playoff draw for all 3 tournaments will take place on December 18. This determines the playoff tree, which starts at the beginning of 2024.
Author: Dan Anderson