In addition to the draw itself, the ceremony will be a stage for UEFA to honour outstanding achievements from the previous season's competition. Among the expected accolades is a personal lifetime achievement award that will be presented to former Germany footballing icon Miroslav Klose. 

UEFA President Aleksander ńĆeferin is set to take centre stage for this ceremony, underscoring the importance of these awards in recognizing and celebrating the sport's luminaries.

Notably, despite the excitement surrounding the upcoming draw, the UEFA President's attention won't veer into discussing the Luis Rubiales issue. The Spanish federation is currently leading a bid, backed by UEFA, to host the 2030 World Cup alongside Portugal, Morocco, and potentially Ukraine.

As the countdown continues, the pots have already been established, showcasing a tantalizing mix of footballing might:

Pot 1:

  • Manchester City
  • Sevilla
  • FC Barcelona
  • Napoli
  • Bayern Munich
  • Paris Saint-Germain
  • Benfica
  • Feyenoord

Pot 2:

  • Real Madrid
  • Manchester United
  • Inter Milan
  • Borussia Dortmund
  • Atletico Madrid
  • RB Leipzig
  • Porto
  • Arsenal

Pot 3:

  • Shakhtar Donetsk
  • Red Bull Salzburg
  • AC Milan
  • Lazio
  • Red Star Belgrade
  • Braga

Pot 4:

  • Newcastle United
  • Union Berlin
  • Lens
  • Real Sociedad
  • Celtic
  • Galatasaray

Football enthusiasts eager to witness the draw unfold can mark their calendars for the event, which will take place at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco. The live streaming of the UEFA Champions League group stage draw will commence at 9:30 PM IST. Fans can tune in to Sony TEN 2 and Sony TEN 2HD channels or access the action via the Sony LIV app and website.

With the group stage matches set to kick off on September 19 and conclude on December 13, the UEFA Champions League promises yet another thrilling chapter in its storied history. 

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