Luka Modric wins best player in Europe vote; Beckham honored

Champions League draw

Champions League draw what time is it and which pots are the Premier League clubs

Manchester United will face a reunion with Cristiano Ronaldo after drawing Serie A champions Juventus in the Champions League group stage.

Group G: Real Madrid, Roma, CSKA Moscow, Viktoria Plzen.

Former Borussia Dortmund striker and 1997 Champions League victor Ibrahim Tanko believes Group B of this season's group stage draw qualifies to be labelled the Group of Death.

Valencia and Young Boys complete the line up in that group, while Tottenham face a hard task to progress from Group B after being handed a hard draw.

Group F has two teams that have recently faced each other in the Champions League group stage, Manchester City and Shakhtar Donetsk.

Decided three of the last participant of the group round of the Champions League. "In a way, if more countries bid, there is more chance to win, but from the other point of view you have less votes", Ceferin told journalists in Monaco, where UEFA have been hosting the draws for the group stages of their club competitions.

Matchday 1: Ajax vs. AEK Athens and Bayern vs. Benfica.

UEFA plans to introduce video assistant referees (VAR) to the Champions League next season.

Liverpool arguably have had the toughest draw of the lot though, last year's finalists have been drawn up against PSG, Napoli and Red Star Belgrade which will test the Reds' resolve and desire to win this competition.

"It's an incredible moment for me and I feel excited and proud to have won this great award", Modric said.

Modric adds the UEFA award to the title of Best Player at this summer's World Cup in Russian Federation, and must now be considered a strong candidate to break the Messi/Ronaldo stranglehold which has dominated the Ballon d'Or in recent years.

Meanwhile, former Manchester United and England midfielder David Beckham was awarded the Uefa President's award.

Hoffenheim coach Julien Nagelsmann, for his part, said he's looking forward to facing the Premier League champions in the group.

"I can say for sure that this has been the best year of my career, both collectively and individually, and I am enjoying the moment and life". But he has started every game this season and hit the winning goals in the Spanish Supercup against Sevilla and in La Liga at Valladolid.

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