UEFA has announced the seedings for the 2023/24 Champions League group stage draw, with each qualified team finding out which pot they have been placed in ahead of next season's edition.
Following their 1-0 win in the final against Inter Milan, Manchester City have been placed in Pot 1 as titleholders, alongside Europa League winners Sevilla. The rest of the top pot consists of the champions from Europe's top six leagues according to UEFA coefficient, though Feyenoord are also included due to Manchester City's success in the Premier League as well.
Newcastle United, meanwhile, are one of only three already-qualified sides - along with Celtic and Real Sociedad - who do not know their pot. The trio could be in either Pot 3 or Pot 4, depending on which sides progress through the Champions League play-off rounds. Feasibly, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, AC Milan and Newcastle could form a group next season.
Union Berlin and Lens are the only two sides already placed in Pot 4, their lack of European experience ensuring they're the lowest teams in terms of coefficient.
Six teams are still to qualify for the Champions League.
Champions League 2023/24 group stage pots
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When is the Champions League 2023/24 group stage draw?
The Champions League 2023/24 group stage draw will take place on August 31, 2023.
All 32 teams that qualify for the competition will have been seeded into four separate pots prior to the draw, with eight different groups created from randomly selected teams. No two teams from the same country can be drawn together in the group stage, either.
The first round of games will commence on September 19 and 20, with the final hosted at Wembley on June 1.
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