Confirmed teamsPot 1Liverpool (ENG, holders)Chelsea (ENG, UEFA Europa League winners)Barcelona (ESP)Manchester City (ENG)Juventus (ITA)Bayern Munich (GER)Paris Saint-Germain (FRA)Zenit (RUS)Pot 2Real Madrid (ESP)Atletico Madrid (ESP)Borussia Dortmund (GER)Napoli (ITA)Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR)Tottenham Hotspur (ENG)Benfica (POR)Ajax (NED)Pot 3Lyon (FRA)Bayer Leverkusen (GER)Salzburg (AUT)Valencia (ESP)Inter Milan (ITA)Club Brugge (BEL)Dinamo Zagreb (CRO)Olympiakos (GRE)Pot 4Lokomotiv Moscow (RUS)Genk (BEL)Galatasaray (TUR)RB Leipzig (GER)Atalanta (ITA)Lille (FRA)Red Star Belgrade (SRB)Slavia Prague (CZE)How does the draw work? Uefa AwardsThe following prizes will also be announced during the draw ceremony in the South of France:Uefa Men’s Player of the YearUefa Women’s Player of the YearGoalkeeper of the 2018/19 Champions League seasonDefender of the 2018/19 Champions League seasonMidfielder of the 2018/19 Champions League seasonForward of the 2018/19 Champions League season2 Jordan Henderson lifted the Champions League trophy after Liverpool beat SpursCredit: Alamy Live NewsChampions League 2019/20 scheduleAugust 2019Play off round, first leg – August 20/21Play off round, second leg – August 27/28Group stage draw, Monaco – August 29September 2019Group stage, matchday one – September 17/18October 2019Group stage, matchday two – October 1/2Group stage, matchday three – October 22/23November 2019Group stage, matchday four – November 5/6Group stage, matchday five – November 26/27December 2019Group stage, matchday six – December 10/11Round of 16 draw, Nyon – December 16February 2020Round of 16, first leg – February 18/19 and 25/26March 2020Round of 16, second leg – March 10/11 and 17/18Quarter final and semi-final draw, Nyon – March 20April 2020Quarter finals, first leg – April 7/8Quarter finals, second leg – April 14/15Semi finals, first leg – April 28/29May 2020Semi finals, second leg – May 5/6Final, Istanbul – May 30 26 teams given direct entry to the group stage will be joined by the six winners of the play-off ties.The teams will then be split into four seeding pots.Pot 1 consists of the holders, Europa League winners and the champions of the six highest-ranked nations. Pots 2 to 4 are determined by the club coefficient rankings.No team can play a club from their own association, with the exact draw procedure to be confirmed before the ceremony.The draw also establishes the groups for the UEFA Champions League path of the UEFA Youth League. TOTTENHAM are bracing themselves for being paired with one of European football’s giants in the draw for the Champions League group stages.Spurs stunned Europe by marching through to the final of the competition last season, only to be beaten by Liverpool in Madrid.2 Tottenham were given a lesson by Lionel Messi last season and could be paired with Barcelona in the Champions League again this time roundCredit: Getty Images – GettyBut it is back to the drawing board now for Mauricio Pochettino’s side as they wait to discover who they will get in today’s draw in Monaco.Their run last season has seen them boost their Uefa ranking, meaning they are seeded in Pot Two when the balls are picked out at 5pm.But it also means Spurs are guaranteed to be paired with one of the big sides in Pot One – other than Liverpool, Manchester City or Chelsea, with teams from the same country unable to face each other at this stage.That leaves five possible opponents in the shape of Barcelona, Juventus, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain or Zenit St Petersburg.They were grouped with Barcelona last season, and were handed a Lionel Messi lesson at Wembley in the first game before drawing against a seriously under-strength team in the Nou Camp.Pot Three is a mixed bag, but Pochettino would surely prefer to avoid the likes of Inter Milan or Valencia if at all possible.Antonio Conte is expected to deliver a much improved Inter this season compared to the one Spurs faced last year, especially after signing Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez this summer.Tottenham’s Nightmare DrawBarcelonaTottenhamInter MilanRB LipzigTottenham’s Ideal DrawZenitTottenhamBrugeLille ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big one
Today, ASA joined the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA), the American Farm Bureau Federation and the National Corn Growers Association in signing the Generic Event Marketability and Access Agreement (GEMAA). The GEMAA is part of an accord that represents a solution to ensuring critical domestic and international regulatory authorizations are maintained for biotech events once patents expire. The Accord consists of two agreements: the GEMAA and the Data Use and Compensation Agreement (DUCA). The GEMAA is now effective and in the process of implementation. The legal text of the DUCA is near completion.”Having the Farm Bureau, ASA and NCGA as signatories to the GEMAA is a major step forward for the Accord,” said Cathleen Enright, Executive Vice President at BIO. “All three organizations have been key players in the development of the GEMAA and we welcome their commitment to the Accord process.””We’ve aimed to create an agreement that would enable national farm organizations to participate, so growers can have a role in the process and get access to important information about patent expiration and these organizations have been key stakeholders from the beginning of this process,” said Andrew LaVigne, President and CEO of ASTA.”Since ASA was one of the producer organizations that urged the biotech and seed industries to develop a predictable roadmap for biotech events to go from patented to generic, we thought it only appropriate for ASA to sign onto the GEMAA,” said ASA President Danny Murphy. “Additionally, the GEMAA provides signatories like ASA with important advance notifications by other signatories about when patented events will expire, and gives us a seat at the table regarding the ongoing implementation of the GEMAA and whether changes should be considered in the future. ASA appreciates the work that went into developing the GEMAA, and we are pleased to become a signatory to it.”More information about the Accord can be found at www.AgAccord.org.