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UEFA Champions League 2016-17 Start Date, Draw & Match Dates

The dates of qualifying and proper group stage round of UEFA Champions League 2016-17 have been announced. The 62nd edition of European top football competition will begin from 13 September 2016 in proper round and the final will be played on 3rd of June 2017. The Millennium stadium located in Cardiff will host the final match of Champions League 2016-17. Real Madrid will be the defending champions who won the title for 11th time. Check out the official match dates below.

UEFA Champions League 2016-17 Start Date

UEFA Champions League 2016-17 Start & Date

  • Qualifying round: 28 June to 24 August 2016
  • Proper competition: 13 September 2016 [Group stage round begins]
  • Final: 3rd June 2017
So the proper competition or you can say the group stage games will begin on 13 September 2016. Total 78 teams will compete in this competition [including qualifying round]. Thereafter, 32 teams will make it to the group stage round. There will be eight groups featuring four teams each and they will play a two legged match against group rivals.
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UEFA Champions League 2016-17 Draw Dates

After the completion of group stage round, a draw will be held for each knock out stage. Draw for the group stage round will be held on 25th of August 2016 where 32 football clubs will be divided into groups having four teams each. Given below is the complete schedule of UCL 2016 draws.
UEFA Champions League 2016-17 Draw Dates

Group Stage Draw & Match Dates

Draw for the group stage will be held on 25 August 2016 in Monaco. All 32 clubs will be listed in pots and the team drew first will have the advantage of home game. This draw will also decide match dates of championship.
  • Group stage draw date: 25 August 2016
  • Group stage Match-day 1: 13-14 September 2016
  • Group stage Match-day 2: 27-28 September 2016
  • Group stage Match-day 3: 18-19 October 2016
  • Group stage Match-day 4: 1-2 November 2016
  • Group stage Match-day 5: 22-23 November 2016
  • Group stage Match-day 6: 6-7 December 2016

Round of 16 Draw & Match Dates

A draw for the round of 16 or you can pre quarter finals will be organized on 12th of December 2016. All qualified best 16 teams will play this round from 14th of February 2017. This round also will be a two legged format. First leg will be played on 14 and 15 February 2016 and the return leg is scheduled to play on 21, 22 February 2017
  • Draw date: 12 December 2016
  • Round of 16 first leg: 14-15 Feb 2017 and 21-22 Feb 2017
  • Round of 16 second leg: 7-8 Mar 2017 and 14-15 Mar 2017

Quarter final draw & match dates

For the quarter final round, a draw will be held on 17th of March 2017 where the qualified 8 teams will get their new rivals. This round will be played on 11-12 April and 18-19 April.
  • Draw date: 17 March
  • Quarter final round first leg: 11-12 April 2016
  • Quarter final round second leg: 18-19 April 2016

Semi final draw & match dates

On 21 April 2017, the last draw of UEFA Champions League 2016-17 will be held to decide which team will play against which one in semi final round. The two legged semi final will be played on 2-3 May 2017 and 9-10 May 2017.
  • Draw date: 21 April 2017
  • Semi final first leg: 2-3 May 2017
  • Semi final second leg: 9-10 May 2017
Final: On 3rd of June 2017, the final of Champions League 2016-17 will be played at Millennium stadium, Cardiff.

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