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When is the UEFA Champions League quarter-final draw?

UEFA has announced that the Champions League quarter-final, semi-final, and final draws will take place at 11:00 GMT on Friday, March 15.

Quarter-final draw format

Eight balls with the names of the eight successful teams in the round of 16 will be placed in a large bowl. The balls will then be drawn, with the first team drawn playing the first leg at home against the team that is subsequently pulled out of the bowl.

Teams from the same country can play each other in this round for the first time in the competition. Clubs that faced each other in the group stage can also be drawn together, meaning it is an open draw.

Semi-final draw format

Four balls with slips of paper marked ‘Winners of quarter-final 1’ to ‘Winners of quarter-final 4’ will determine the semi-final draw.

The first and second balls drawn will be the first semi-final clash, with the first ball drawn representing the team that will play the first leg at home. This is repeated with the remaining two balls to complete the semi-final draw.

Final draw format

There will also be a third and final draw to determine the ‘home’ team for the final. UEFA said that this is necessary due to “administrative reasons”.

How to watch the UEFA Champions League draw

The draw will be live streamed on UEFA.com and on their YouTube channel. It will also be live on TNT Sports in the UK, as well as the Discovery+ app or website.

When do the quarter-final and semi-final games take place?

Quarter-final first legs: 9/10 April 2024
Quarter-final second legs: 16/17 April 2024
Semi-final first legs: 30 April/ 1 May 2024
Semi-final second legs: 7/8 May 2024

Where is the final being played?

The 2023/24 UEFA Champions final will take place at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, June 1. The last time that Wembley hosted the Champions League final was back in 2013, when Bayern Munich beat Borussia Dortmund 2-1.


Will Murray

Freelance football journalist. Experience writing for When Saturday, Comes, Goalkeeper.com, Elite Scholars and Total Football Analysis. Recently finished an MA in Sport Journalism at the University of Brighton. Long-time season ticket holder at the two-time European Champions Nottingham Forest.

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