Everything You Need To Know About The 2023/24 UEFA Champions League

2023/24 UEFA Champions League NYON, SWITZERLAND - AUGUST 7: A view of the UEFA Champions League trophy ahead of the UEFA Champions League 2023/24 Play-offs Round Draw, at the UEFA Headquarters, the House of the European Football, on August 7, 2023 in Nyon, Switzerland
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The 2023/24 UEFA Champions League marks the 69th edition of Europe’s top club football tournament organized by UEFA. Furthermore, it is the 32nd season since the tournament was renamed from the European Champion Clubs’ Cup to the UEFA Champions League.

Last season’s UEFA Champions League saw Manchester City clinch the elite European trophy for the first time after defeating Inter Milan 1-0 in the final in Istanbul.

The current format of the UEFA Champions League, which involves 32 teams participating in the group stage, will come to an end after this edition. UEFA has announced that a new and expanded format will be introduced for the following edition.

However, the 2023/24 UEFA Champions League promises to be exciting, enthralling, and full of the biggest teams in Europe. This article provides you with all you need to know about the 2023/24 Champions League.

Where will the 2023/2024 UCL final be played?

The 90,000-capacity Wembley Stadium in London, England, will host the 2024 UEFA Champions League final, which will mark the eighth time the prestigious event has been held at the venue. The most recent times the UEFA Champions League final was played at Wembley Stadium were in 2011 and 2013 and were won by Barcelona and Bayern, respectively.

When will the 2023/24 UEFA Champions League start and end?

The draws for the group stage of the 2023/24 UCL will take place on August 31, 2023.

The 2023/24 UEFA Champions League will begin on September 19, 2023, which is when the first matches of the group stage will be played.

The 2023/24 UCL will end on June 1, 2024, which is when the final will be played in Wembley Stadium.

When are the 2023/24 Champions League group stage matches?

Matchday 1: 19/20 September 2023
Matchday 2: 3/4 October 2023
Matchday 3: 24/25 October 2023
Matchday 4: 7/8 November 2023
Matchday 5: 28/29 November 2023
Matchday 6: 12/13 December 2023.

Which teams have qualified for the 2023/24 UEFA Champions League?

Here is the list of the football teams that have qualified for the 2023/24 UEFA Champions League so far:

  1. Manchester City (England)
  2. Sevilla (Spain)
  3. Arsenal (England)
  4. Manchester United (England)
  5. Newcastle United (England)
  6. Barcelona (Spain)
  7. Real Madrid (Spain)
  8. Atlético Madrid (Spain)
  9. Real Sociedad (Spain)
  10. Napoli (Italy)
  11. Lazio (Italy)
  12. Inter Milan (Italy)
  13. Milan (Italy)
  14. Bayern Munich (Germany)
  15. Borussia Dortmund (Germany)
  16. RB Leipzig (Germany)
  17. Union Berlin (Germany)
  18. Paris Saint-Germain (France)
  19. Lens (France)
  20. Benfica (Portugal)
  21. Porto (Portugal)
  22. Feyenoord (Netherlands)
  23. Red Bull Salzburg (Austria)
  24. Celtic (Scotland)
  25. Red Star Belgrade (Serbia)
  26. Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine).

What are the 2023/24 Champions League group stage draw seeding pots?

Pot 1: Manchester City, Sevilla, Napoli, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Paris St. Germain, Feyenoord, and Benfica.

Pot 2: Real Madrid, Manchester United, Inter Milan, Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig, Athletico Madrid, FC Porto, and Arsenal.

Pot 3: Shakhtar Donetsk, AC Milan, Lazio, Red Star Belgrade, and Salzburg.

Pot 4: Union Berlin and Lens.

After the qualifying rounds are finished, the last two pots will be filled with teams that have qualified. This implies that Real SociedadCeltic, and Newcastle are the only teams that have already qualified but are still waiting for other teams to qualify before they can know their pots.

The upcoming draw for the 2023/24 Champions League group stage — which will be held on August 31, 2023 — promises to be highly thrilling. Several top teams are competing for a spot in the competition, and the group stage will provide a great platform for these teams to showcase their abilities and contend for the coveted trophy. You can hurry and get Champions League tickets to see the group games.

UEFA Champions League 2023/24
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Key facts about the 2023/24 UEFA Champions League

  • The champions of the 2023-24 UEFA Champions League will secure their spot in the group stage of the 2024-25 tournament.
  • Also, the winners will have the opportunity to compete against the winners of the 2023-24 UEFA Europa League in the 2024 UEFA Super Cup.
  • Furthermore, the victorious team will be granted entry into the first-ever 32-team 2025 FIFA Club World Cup, which will be held in the United States.
  • The 32-team group stage format of the UEFA Champions League will be replaced with a new expanded format beginning with the following edition. As such, this current edition marks the final season for the current format.

What is the 2023/2024 Champions League prize money?

The Champions League 2023/2024 prize money has not been confirmed yet. However, according to the Champions League, 2022/2023 UCL prize money, it was as follows:

  • Winner €20m
  • Runner-up €15.5m
  • Semifinalists €12.5m
  • Quarterfinalists €10.6m
  • Round of 16 €9.6m
  • Group-stage wins €2.8m
  • Group-stage draws €930k
  • Reaching group stage €15.64m.

The titans of European football are poised to engage in a fierce battle for the most coveted prize on the continent.

The biggest clubs, including the likes of Real Madrid, Manchester City, and Barcelona, will soon embark on their journey toward glory, with the group stage draw scheduled to take place on August 31, 2023.

As they await the 2023/24 UCL draw, these footballing giants will be brimming with confidence, ready to take on any challenge that comes their way.

Meanwhile, a new wave of contenders, including the likes of Newcastle United, Lens, and Union Berlin, will be eagerly anticipating their first taste of European football after earning their place in the competition last season. The stage is set, and the stakes are high – let the battle begin!

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