Celtic in Champions League draw – When is it, who may they play …


Entering the tournament at the first hurdle, Neil Lennon’s side will look to reach the group stages for the first time since the 2017/18 campaign.

 Celtic will be aiming for group stage football again


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They will look to banish the thoughts of last season’s shock defeat to Cluj when falling at the third qualifying round.

The 2020/21 tournament is kicking off before the winners have been crowned from the previous campaign due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Celtic in Champions League draw: When is it, who could they play …

But who could the Hoops face and when do the draws take place?

SunSport has all in info you need covered.

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When are the Champions League qualifiers drawn?

The draw for the first qualifying round of the Champions League take place TOMORROW (Sunday, August 9) in Nyon.

The second qualifying round draw takes place the following day, August 10, in Nyon.

How does the Champions League qualifying process work this season?

In order to reach the group stages, Celtic will have to overcome four rounds of qualifying.

Due to the late start of this year’s competition, the Hoops will face one-legged ties in the first three qualifying rounds.

The draw will determine whether Celts will play away from home or at Celtic Park.

Should they make the play-off round then they will convert back to tradition and face a two-legged home and away tie.

When will the qualifying rounds take place?

Preliminary round: 8-11 August

First qualifying round: 18/19 August

Second qualifying round: 25/26 August

Third qualifying round: 15/16 September

Play-offs: 22-30 September

Group stage: 20/21 and 27/28 October, 3/4 and 24/25 November, 1/2 and 8/9 December.

When are the group stages drawn?

Providing Celtic overcome all four qualifying ties, they will find out their group stage opponents on October 1.

The draw for the Champions League proper will take place in Athens at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre.

The 2020/21 final will take place at Istanbul’s Ataturk Olympic Stadium.



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Who are Celtic’s potential opponents?

Being the seeded team, Neil Lennon’s side will face any of the following teams:

Fola Esch (Luxembourg)

Djurgardens IF (Sweden)

Buducnost Podgorica (Montenegro)

Flora (Estonia)

Dynamo Brest (Belarus)

Riga (Latvia)

Connah’s Quay Nomads (Wales)

Ki (Fareo Islands)

Europa (Gibraltar)

Celje (Slovenia)

Ararat-Armenia (Armenia)

KuPS (Finland)

KR (Iceland)

Tirana (Albania)

Sileks (Macedonia)

Floriana (Malta)

They could also face the winner of the preliminary round final between Northern Irish side Linfield and the winner’s of Drita and Inter Escaldes.

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