UEFA: Champions League and Europa League draw to be held in Monaco

Champions League trophy

The Grimaldi Forum in Monaco will play host to the Champions League and Europa League group-stage draws in a fortnight’s time.

Following a three-year absence, the UEFA Champions League, Europa League and Europa Conference League draws return to Monaco’s iconic Grimaldi Forum. Given the novelty of the latter competition, it will be the first time that the group stage draw for the tournament will take place within the Principality.

The event is often star-studded and is well attended by the participating clubs, who often send their sporting director, or president, to the presentation. The draws for the Champions League and Conference League will take place on 31st August, whilst the draw for the Europa League will take place a day later on 1st September.

The draws will decide the composition of the groups. The top two sides advance from the group stages into the knockout phase of the competition(s).

Last season, Manchester City were crowned champions of Europe for the first time by beating Inter Milan in the Champions League final in Turkey. This year, the final will take place at Wembley Stadium in London. The final of the Europa League, which was won by Sevilla last season, will take place at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Finally, the Conference League final will be held in Athens, a competition won by West Ham United last season.

However, before the teams go their different ways and follow their own paths, they will all converge on the Principality, where they will learn their fate.


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Photo credit: Steffen Prößdorf