- Title: SOCCER-CHAMPIONS/DRAW PREPS Monaco gets sets for Champions League draw
- Date: 27th August 2015
- Summary: MONTE CARLO, MONACO (AUGUST 27, 2015) (REUTERS) MONACO BAY MONACO GRIMALDI FORUM, WHERE THE DRAW WILL TAKE PLACE, WITH CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SIGN VARIOUS OF CARPET BEING ROLLED OUT WELCOME SIGN WITH UEFA LOGOS PREPARATIONS OUTSIDE GRIMALDI FORUM UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE LOGO PREPARATIONS BEING MADE FOR THE DRAW UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE LOGO PREPARATIONS AND WELCOME SIGN OUTSIDE THE GRIMALDI FORUM MONACO BAY AND BEACH WOMAN SUNBATHING WOMAN WATER-SKIING
- Embargoed: 11th September 2015 13:00
- Location: Monaco
- Country: Monaco
- Topics: General
- Reuters ID: LVA4S1A2B3VA411B4OCEO20Z6VFI
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- Story Text: The Mediterranean principality of Monaco was picture perfect on Thursday (August 27), as it gets ready to host the who's who of European soccer for the group stage draw of this season's Champions League.
The much anticipated draw - at the Grimaldi Forum will decide which teams will face off against each other in the group stage of Europe's top soccer tournament.
Thirty-two teams, ranging from Barcelona, Real Madrid, Juventus and Bayern Munich to unsung Astana and Malmo, go into the hat for the draw.
Ten play-off winners join the 22 automatic entrants in the draw, where the sides are split into four seeding pots and one from each is drawn into the eight groups.
The Europa League draw will be made on Friday after Thursday night's playoff matches.
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