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How to watch Champions League draw on TV and via live online stream

Here’s how to catch the draw for Europe’s top club competition.

UEFA Champions League 2021/22 Preliminary Round Draw
The UEFA Champions League logo during the UEFA Champions League 2021/22 Preliminary Round draw at the UEFA headquarters, The House of European Football on June 8, 2021, in Nyon, Switzerland.
Photo by Richard Juilliart - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images

The 2021-22 Champions League begins with the draw, which will take place Thursday, August 26 at 12 p.m. ET. Chelsea is the defending champion, while Manchester City is the favorite to win this year’s competition according to DraftKings Sportsbook.

You can catch the draw, which places the 32 qualified teams into groups, on UEFA.com. The event is being streamed live on the governing body’s website. The groups will include 26 teams that were automatic qualifiers and six who qualified through a playoff that wrapped on August 25.

Heading into the group stage draw, Paris Saint-Germain is the favorite to win the Champions League at DraftKings Sportsbook. Manchester City follows at +350, Bayern Munich are tied at +750, and Liverpool wraps up the top five at +900.

Here is the full list of teams that will be placed in the various groups, divided up by each pot they’ll be drawn from on Thursday.

Pot 1

Pot 2

Pot 3

  • Porto
  • Ajax
  • Shakhtar Donetsk
  • RB Leipzig
  • Red Bull Salzburg
  • Benfica
  • Atalanta
  • Zenit Saint Petersburg

Pot 4

  • Beşiktaş
  • Dynamo Kyiv
  • Club Brugge
  • Young Boys
  • Milan
  • Malmö FF
  • VfL Wolfsburg
  • Sheriff Tiraspol