March 15, 2024Aryan Suraj Chadha

New UEFA Champions League draw format from 2024/25

Expanded Champions League format introduces computer-assisted draw

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Clubs manually drawn, followed by computer selecting their eight opponents

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UEFA simulations estimate manual draw would take 3-4 hours with 900 balls

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Hybrid format projected to reduce draw time to approximately 35 minutes

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Introduction of technology aims to streamline and expedite the draw process. Changes aim to enhance efficiency and modernize the draw procedures

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