Tuesday, September 15, 2009


The group stage matches of UEFA Champions league kicks off today. The group stage matches will be held between 32 teams divided into eight groups with four teams each. The winners and runner-up of the groups enters the final round which will be in knockout format. The defeanding champions are Barcelona.
The prize money of Euro 5.4million is awarded to each team that takes part in group stage matches and a group stage is worth Euro 600,000 and draw Euro 300,000. Euro 2.5millions for the quater finalist, Euro 3million for semi finalist, Euro 4million for the runner-up and Euro 7million for winners. A large part of the distribution revenue is given to teams that holds a high value of television market in each country.

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