loading...

08 August 2020 20:36

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

CELTIC will be seeded for all of their Champions League qualifiers, with the draw set to take place tomorrow. 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. 2 Celtic will be aiming for group stage football again Credit: Kenny Ramsay - The Sun Glasgow 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. But who could the Hoops face and when do the draws take place?

SunSport has all in info you need covered. 2 Celtic Park will be hoping for Champions League light shows this season Credit: SNS Group 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. 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. Keep up to date with ALL the latest news and transfers at the Scottish Sun football page Get all the very latest news in Ireland straight to your email every single day Sign up! Thank you for subscribing See our privacy notice Invalid Email The 2019/20 Champions League might not be over yet, but the draw for the 2020/21 first round qualifiers is set to take place this weekend. Dundalk and Celtic will be among the names in the hat, with the first three rounds of qualifiers taking place over one leg this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. They play-off round will still be over two legs. The second round draw will also take place in the coming days. Here's everything you need to know about them: The first round draw takes place in Nyon on Sunday, August 9. The second round draw takes place on Monday, August 10. (Image: ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson) What time does it start at? The first round draw will be made at 11am Irish time on Sunday, with the second round draw taking place 24 hours later. What channel is it on? No TV station seems to be showing the draws live, but they will be streamed on UEFA's website. You can also follow them with The Irish Mirror's live blogs.