Lifting the Champions League trophy is undoubtedly the ultimate dream of European teams. As the leagues of this season draw to a close, the allocation of Champions League places for the 2022-23 season is also approaching.
So, which teams are currently locked in the Champions League? GOAL will take you to count them one by one.
Which teams have qualified for the 2022-23 Champions League?
According to the promotion rules, the top 4 places in the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and Bundesliga can directly enter the Champions League group stage next season, and the Ligue 1 and the Portuguese Super League each have 2 seats.
The champions of the three-nation leagues of the Netherlands, Belgium and Austria can also directly qualify for the group stage. The situation in the Russian Super League is special. The champion team can only qualify for the group stage after waiting for UEFA sanctions to be lifted.
At present, there are still many seats that have not yet been determined, but Manchester City, Liverpool, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain and other tycoons who are determined to participate are attacking the Champions League in the new season.
The teams in the table below are the teams that have already qualified for the Champions League in the new season:
When will the 2022-23 Champions League start? How many teams are there in total?
A total of 32 teams participated in the UEFA Champions League group stage, divided into 8 groups of 4 teams each.
As already mentioned, 24 teams qualify through their domestic league standings, while the previous year’s Champions League and Europa League winners can also secure a place in the group stage. Another 6 teams will advance to this stage through the Champions League and league play-offs.
A total of 79 teams will play in the 2022-23 Champions League, drawn from 54 of UEFA’s 55 member associations, with Liechtenstein being the only exception as they do not have a domestic league.
The first qualifying round will begin on June 21, a few weeks after the end of the 2021-22 season, while the first qualifying round will begin on July 5.
The first matchdays of the group stage will take place on September 6 and 7, with one round each week, with the final round on November 2.
The draw for the group stage will be held on August 25, when the giants of European football will begin their journey.
Where will the Champions League final be held in the 2022-23 season?
The final will take place on June 10, 2023, and it is worth noting that the European football season will be longer than usual this season due to the timing of the World Cup in Qatar.
Istanbul’s Ataturk Olympic Stadium will host the Champions League final for the third time.
The stadium was originally scheduled to hold the European Cup in 2020, but the impact of the new crown pneumonia epidemic did not make it possible.
However, the iconic stadium will have its moment in 2023 and will hopefully replicate the pomp of the 2005 final. At that time, Liverpool defeated AC Milan through a penalty shootout when they were 3 goals behind. This game was called the “Istanbul Miracle”.