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When does Champions League start in 2022/23 – dates for UEFA’s premier tournament

The qualifying rounds are complete and we have the 32-team field for the 2022/23 Champions League group stage. Now, shortly after the draw, the wait for the group stage kick-off begins.

The group stage draw will take place on Thursday 25 August and will determine the four-team groups and subsequent matches. After that, fans will only have to wait a few weeks for the group stage to begin on Tuesday-Wednesday, September 6-7.

September has always been the traditional start date for the Champions League group stage matches and it will be the same this time as well. What’s different about this season is how compressed the rest of the calendar will be with the World Cup around the corner.

Sporting News brings you all the information you need to prepare for the Champions League group stage and beyond.

When does the Champions League start? Beginning of the group stage

A few weeks after the draw, the first matchday will take place on September 6-7 as all six rounds of the group stage are completed before the 2022 World Cup break in Qatar.

Players must be released to their national teams for the World Cup on Monday, November 14, and so the final Champions League group matches fit into that timeline, with the sixth and final matchday on November 1-2. shall be.

The group stage of the Champions League usually included a round of December matches in previous years but was extended due to the World Cup schedule. The 2022 edition of the FIFA World Cup will be held in the first November-December time frame.

When does the Champions League start? Beginning of the group stage

A few weeks after the draw, the first matchday will take place on September 6-7 as all six rounds of the group stage have been completed before the 2022 World Cup break in Qatar.

Players for the World Cup should be released to their national teams on Monday, November 14, and so the final Champions League group matches will follow that timeline, with the sixth and final matchday on November 1-2. shall be. Will be.

The group stage of the Champions League usually included a round of December matches in previous years but was extended due to the World Cup schedule. The 2022 edition of the FIFA World Cup will be held from the 1st of November to the December time frame.

How to watch the 2022/23 Champions League

Here are the official UEFA Champions League broadcasters in selected territories around the world.

COUNTRYTV CHANNELSTREAMING
UKBT Sport 1/BT Sport UltimateBT Sport app, BTSport.com
USACBSSN, Univision, TUDNfuboTV, Paramount+, ViX+
Australia —Stan Sport
Canada —DAZN

Champions League Dates 2022/23

All six UEFA Champions League group stage matchdays will be completed by November 2, ahead of the international break for the 2022 World Cup.

Here are the match dates for the entire 2022/23 tournament from the group stage to the final.

Group Stage (32 teams): 

  • Matchday 1: Sept. 6-7
  • Matchday 2: Sept. 13-14
  • Matchday 3: Oct. 4-5
  • Matchday 4: Oct. 11-12
  • Matchday 5: Oct. 25-26
  • Matchday 6: Nov. 1-2

Knockout Stage (played in 2023):

  • Rd. of 16: Feb. 14/15 & 21/22 (Leg 1) & Mar. 7/8 & 14/15 (Leg 2)
  • Quarterfinals: April 11-12 (Leg 1) & April 18-19 (Leg 2)
  • Semifinals: May 9-10 (Leg 1), & May 16-17 (Leg 2)
  • Final: June 10

Where is the Champions League Final 2023?

All roads will lead to Turkey during the 2022/23 tournament.

2023 final is to be played at Istanbul’s Ataturk Olympic Stadium, a venue that holds special memories for Liverpool.

The venue was the site of their famous 2005 Champions League triumph, where they came from 3-0 down to beat AC Milan on penalties.

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