Why is Russia not playing in the 2022 Champions League?
On May 2, UEFA announced that Russian clubs were disqualified from competing in the 2022/23 editions of all European tournaments. With Russia’s two slots vacated, it left one gap in the group stage and one gap in the third qualifying round.
How many teams are in the 2022/23 Champions League?
A total of 46 teams will have seen their Champions League dreams ended prior to that group stage draw with five rounds of qualifying sending just six clubs into the group stage draw. The Sporting News outlines everything you need to know to get ready for the 2022/23 Champions League.
When does the 2022 FIFA World Cup start?
After the group stage, the top 16 teams will advance to the knockout stage. Those matchups will be determined in a draw on Nov. 7, 2022, for Round of 16 matches to take place between Feb. 14 and 22, 2023.
Who is in the Champions League 2021/22 group stage?
The full fixture list has been confirmed for the 2021/22 UEFA Champions League group stage. Holders Chelsea will start their defence against Juventus, Zenit and Malmö after the groups were set in Istanbul.