All you need to know: Friday's #UCL play-off draw

The seedings have been confirmed for the UEFA Champions League play-off draw, which is being streamed live on UEFA.com from 12:00CET. All you need to know right here.

The play-off draw is the next step on the road to the UEFA Champions League group stage
The play-off draw is the next step on the road to the UEFA Champions League group stage ©Getty Images for UEFA

When and where is the draw?

The draw begins at 12:00CET on Friday 4 August. It will take place at UEFA headquarters in Nyon and will be streamed live on UEFA.com. Note: the draw has now been made.

Who is involved in the draw?

Celtic are seeded in the champions route
Celtic are seeded in the champions route©Getty Images

Champions route
Seeded
Olympiacos (GRE) 64.580
Celtic (SCO) 42.785
København (DEN) 37.800
APOEL (CYP) 26.210
Maribor (SVN) 21.125

Unseeded
Qarabağ (AZE) 18.050
Astana (KAZ) 16.800
Rijeka (CRO) 15.550
Hapoel Beer-Sheva (ISR) 10.875
Slavia Praha (CZE) 8.135

Sevilla have the highest coefficient of the new arrivals
Sevilla have the highest coefficient of the new arrivals©AFP/Getty Images

League route
Seeded
Sevilla (ESP) 112.999
Napoli (ITA) 88.666
Liverpool (ENG) 56.192
CSKA Moskva (RUS) 39.606
Sporting CP (POR) 36.866

Unseeded
FCSB (ROU) 35.370
Young Boys (SUI) 28.915
Nice (FRA) 16.833
Hoffenheim (GER) 15.899
İstanbul Başakşehir (TUR) 10.340

How will the draw work?

Pots and balls for last season's play-off draw
Pots and balls for last season's play-off draw©Getty Images for UEFA

Draw procedure: The five seeded clubs in each route will be drawn against the other five teams in that route. There will therefore be ten ties in total. Any changes or further restrictions will be announced ahead of the draw.

When are the ties?

The first legs will be played on 15/16 August, with the returns taking place on 22/23 August.

What comes next?

The ten play-off winners will join 22 automatic entrants in the group stage, the draw for which will be made in Monaco at 18:00CET on Thursday 24 August. The ten losers will transfer to the UEFA Europa League group stage, with that draw taking place at 13:00CET on Friday 25 August.