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English definition of “group stage”

group stage

noun [C]
in football , the first part of a cup competition when teams are are divided into groups and the teams in each group play against each other. The winner or winners of each group then move onto the next part of the competition : the group stage of the Champions League
(Definition of group stage noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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