How many teams are in the Champions League group stage?

The 2012–13 UEFA Champions League group stage featured 32 teams: the 22 automatic qualifiers and the 10 winners of the play-off round (five through the Champions Route, five through the League Route). The teams were drawn into eight groups of four, and played each other home-and-away in a round-robin format.

When was the draw for the Champions League for 2012?

The draw for the group stage was held in Monaco on 30 August 2012. The 32 teams were allocated into four pots based on their 2012 UEFA club coefficients, with the title holders, Chelsea, being placed in Pot 1 automatically.

Where are the Champions League knockout phase draws held?

Times are CET / CEST, as listed by UEFA (local times are in parentheses). All draws were held at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland. The knockout phase involved the sixteen teams who finished in the top two in each of their groups in the group stage.

When was the last season of the Champions League?

The 2003–04 UEFA Champions League was the 12th season of UEFA’s premier European club football tournament, the UEFA Champions League, since its rebranding from the European Cup in 1992, and the 49th tournament overall.

Who are the teams in the Champions League in 2012?

They went on to win the 2013 Europa League final, and became the first team to win the Europa League while holding the Champions League crown. A total of 76 teams from 52 of the 53 UEFA member associations participate in the 2012–13 UEFA Champions League (the exception being Liechtenstein, which do not organise a domestic league).

How are the Places in the Champions League determined?

For the 2012–13 UEFA Champions League, the associations are allocated places according to their 2011 UEFA country coefficients, which takes into account their performance in European competitions from 2006–07 to 2010–11.

How much money does UEFA pay for Champions League?

For the 2012–13 season, UEFA awarded €2.1 million to each team in the play-off round. For reaching the group stage, UEFA awarded a base fee of €8.6 million.