Indian date, time and TV telecast channels for the group stage round of UEFA Champions League 2018-19 have been announced. The draw will be held in Monaco on 30 Aug 2018. All 32 qualified teams will get new opponents for the group stage. 26 teams qualified directly via their domestic leagues and remaining 6 teams made it via Champions League play-offs. Let’s find out the complete schedule of the draw.
At what Indian time the draw will start?
- Date: 30 August 2018
- Time: 9:30 pm [IST]
- Venue: Monaco, France
According to Indian Standard Time, the draw will begin at 9:30 pm on 30 August 2018. It will be held in Monaco, France.
Where can I watch it live on Indian TV channels?
Sony Ten 2 and Sony Ten 2 HD provides the broadcasting rights of UEFA Champions League matches. So these channels are expected to provide the live coverage of the draw.
Broadcasting channels: Sony Ten 2, Sony Ten 2 HD [Expected].
Fans can watch the live streaming of the draw on UEFA.com.
Which teams have qualified for UCL 2018-19?
Qualified teams: Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Bayern Munich, Schalke 04, 1899 Hoffenheim, Borussia Dortmund, Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, Juventus, Napoli, Roma, Internazionale, Paris Saint Germain, Monaco, Lyon, Lokomotiv Moscow, CSKA Moscow, Porto, Shakhtar Donetsk, Club Brugge, Galatasaray, Viktoria Plzen.
These teams will be categorized into 4 pots. The first pot will have the defending Champions League, Europa League Winners and 6 League Winners of 6 highest ranked UEFA nations. Remaining 3 pots will have teams based on the UEFA coefficient rankings.
No team can play against club from same nation, with the exact draw procedure to be confirmed before the ceremony.
Check full fixtures of Champions League in IST.
Champions League 2018-19 Fixtures
- Match day 1: 19/20 September
- Match day 2: 3/4 October
- Match day 3: 24/25 October
- Match day 4: 7/8 November
- Match day 5: 28/29 November
- Match day 6: 12/13 December
- Last 16 draw: 7 December
- Round of 16 [1st leg]: 13/14 and 21/21 February 2019
- Round of 16 [2nd leg]: 5/7 and 13/14 March 2019
- Quarter Final draw: 15 March 2019
- Quarter Final [1st leg]: 10/11 April 2019
- Quarter Final [2nd leg]: 17/18 April 2019
- Semi Final draw: 19 April 2019
- Semi Final [1st leg]: 1/2 May 2019
- Semi Final [2nd leg]: 7/8 May 2019
- Final: 2 June 2019
Note: The above dates are according to IST.
During the draw ceremony, there will be UEFA award ceremony also. The Union of European Football Association will honor UEFA Men’s player of the year, UEFA Women’s Player of the Year, Goalkeeper of the year, Defender of the year, Midfielder of the year and Forward of the Year [2017-18].