Al-Ain and Al-Ahly Youth and Al-Wahda outside the Earth

The second group of "Asian Champions" will be hosted by Sharjah next April

Shaheen Abdul Rahman in a previous match for Sharjah in the "Asian Champions".

Photography: Osama Abu Ghanem

Yesterday, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) officially announced, in a press release, that Sharjah Club has been granted the right to host the 2021 AFC Champions League Group Two competitions, which include Sharjah, Iranian Tractor, Pakhtakor, and the qualifying team: either the Saudi unit or the Iraqi Air Force.

The tournament will start with qualifying matches from the seventh to the 14th of next April, while the group stage matches will start from the 14th to the 30th of the same month.

The current edition is the largest in the history of the tournament, due to the participation of 40 teams distributed into 10 groups, five groups for the West region, and five others for the East region, and the rest of the three groups will be held in Saudi Arabia, as the capital Riyadh hosts the first group matches, which include Al Hilal Saudi clubs, And the Emirati youth Al-Ahly, the Tajik Esteghlal, and the qualified team from the Qatari Al-Gharafa match and Ajmak Uzbek.

In the qualifiers, Al Ain will face the Iranian Fuladh Khuzestan club, and the winner of them will play in Group Four, which includes the Qatari Al Sadd, Al Nasr Saudi Club, and Al Wehdat, and their matches will be held in Riyadh, while Al Wehda will play with the Iraqi Al Zawra Club, the winner of which will play in the fifth group, which includes clubs. Persepolis of Iran, Al Rayyan of Qatar and Goa of India, and their matches will be held in India.

The third group will be hosted by the Saudi city of Jeddah, where it includes Al-Ahly of Saudi Arabia, Al-Duhail of Qatar, Al-Istiqlal Iran, and the Iraqi police.


The group stage will be held in the caucus system from the 14th to the 30th of next April.

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