AFC Champions League 2021: ISL membership FC Goa set to host Group E matches at Fatorda Stadium

AFC Champions League 2021: ISL membership FC Goa set to host Group E matches at Fatorda Stadium

FC Goa has been clubbed with the final version’s runners-up Persepolis FC of Iran, Qatari heavyweights Al Rayyan SC and one yet-to-qualify aspect in Group E.

AFC Champions League 2021: ISL club FC Goa set to host Group E matches at Fatorda Stadium

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Kuala Lumpur: Indian Tremendous League aspect FC Goa will host the Group E matches of the AFC Champions League (ACL) on the Fatorda Stadium in Margao.

The Asian Soccer Confederation on Thursday confirmed the venues for the ACL 2021 group stage matches after an intensive suggestions train with its taking part member associations, industrial companions and all related stakeholders.

And in response to an ISL supply, Goa has been chosen as a centralised venue for Group E matches.

FC Goa has been clubbed with the final version’s runners-up Persepolis FC of Iran, Qatari heavyweights Al Rayyan SC and one yet-to-qualify aspect in Group E.

The group stage draw of the continent’s top-tier league involving 40 groups was held on-line.

This season’s AFC Champions League is the largest ever in historical past because it was a 32-team affair final time round.

FC Goa had turn into the primary Indian membership to immediately qualify for the group stage of the ACL by advantage of ending on high of the factors desk on the finish of the league part.

The winner aspect of every of the ten teams and three greatest runners-up from every area – west and east – advance to the spherical of 16 of the knockout stage.

In accordance with assertion issued by AFC, the western area matches that are scheduled between 14-30 April, may have Saudi Arabia internet hosting Teams A and D video games in Riyadh in addition to Group C in Jeddah. The matches in Group B are set to be staged within the United Arab Emirates metropolis of Sharjah.

Within the east area, the AFC has determined to postpone the group stage matches initially deliberate for 21 April-7 Might to June/July 2021, considering the prevailing journey restrictions and quarantine challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thailand, in the meantime, will host matches within the east area Teams F, G and J, with the venues for Teams H and I in addition to the precise dates for all Teams to be determined and communicated in the end, the AFC assertion added.

The preliminary and play-off matches of the ACL 2021 (East) are additionally postponed and might be performed in centralised venues of their respective group stage matches.
Teams A to E make up west area whereas Teams F to J comprise east area.

The league kicks off with the preliminary stage on 7 April.

The knockout matches within the Spherical of 16 are scheduled for 13-15 September and the quarter-finals on 27-29 September.

Each rounds might be performed as single matches.

The semi-finals might be over two legs on 19-20 and 26-27 October.

The 2-leg remaining might be held on 21 and 27 November.

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