Tottenham fans will have to wait two more months to discover who they will be facing in the group stages of the Champions League, according to UEFA.
The north London outfit are back in Europe’s premier club competition after a two-year absence, and Spurs fans will be waiting with bated breath to discover which teams are in their group.
However, while the fixtures for the 2022/23 Premier League season were released earlier this month, Tottenham supporters will have to wait until the final week of August to learn about their Champions League opponents.
It is explained that a total of 26 teams have already secured their place in the competition, with the final six spots only set to be decided by August 24 when the qualifying round ends.
The draw for the group stage will then commence at 5pm UK time on Thursday, August 25, in Istanbul, where the final is also scheduled to be held.
Tottenham find themselves in Pot 2 of the draw, with Pot 1 consisting of domestic league champions and the current Champions League and Europa League holders.
Here is how the 26 qualified teams have been designated to various pots depending on their coefficient points:
Pot 1: Real Madrid, Eintracht Frankfurt, Man City, AC Milan, Bayern Munich, PSG, Porto, Ajax
Pot 2: Liverpool, Chelsea, Barcelona, Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Sevilla, RB Leipzig, Tottenham
Pot 3: Borussia Dortmund, Red Bull Salzburg, Shakhtar Donetsk, Inter Milan, Napoli, Sporting CP, Bayer Leverkusen
Pot 3 or 4: Marseille
Pot 4: Club Brugge, Celtic
Spurs Web Opinion
As ever in the Champions League, the draw will have a huge bearing on each club’s chances of getting out of the group.
Spurs could theoretically end up in a group alongside Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Marseille, or they could just as easily end up in an easy group with Ajax, Sporting and Club Brugge.
However, one would think that irrespective of how hard our group is, it would be considered a huge failure for Antonio Conte’s men if they do not least make it into the round of 16.
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