Ulsan Hyundai, champion of the past version of the AFC Champions League (Muhammad Dabbous / Anadolu)</p><div><p>The group stage of my competition will take place <a target="_blank" href="https://www.alaraby.co.uk/taxonomy/term/12611" rel="noopener">AFC Champions League</a> And a cup <a target="_blank" href="https://www.alaraby.co.uk/taxonomy/term/10809" rel="noopener">AFC </a>For football, during the 2021 edition of the association system due to the repercussions of the Corona virus, according to what the Confederation announced Monday.
The AFC said in a statement: “The AFC Champions League competitions will be held in the western and eastern regions of the continent, while the AFC Cup will be held in the five geographical regions.”
The group stage for the West will be held in the Champions League from 14 to 30 April, with the East matches to be held between April 21 and May 7, 2021.
On the other hand, the Federation Cup competitions will start in the southern, central and eastern regions, starting on May 14, before the start of the West’s competitions on May 23, with matches in the ASEAN region being held from June 22 to 28, and the competitions are held in a league system. From one stage.
Last season, Doha completed the matches of the West and East regions from the group stage until the final match, which was crowned by South Korean Ulsan Hyundai at the expense of Iranian Persepolis.
The 16 round matches in the Champions League will be held between September 13-15, the quarter-finals on September 27-29, where the competition takes place in one round, while the semi-final matches of the home and away matches between 19-20 and 26- October 27, the Confederation added.
The Champions League will witness the participation of 40 clubs in the group stage for the first time, and with regard to the AFC Cup, the West Zone semi-final will take place on 13 and 14 September and the final in two rounds will take place on 20 October and 3 November.
The Champions League final round of the home and away matches will be held on November 21 and 27, with the final of the AFC Cup to be held on November 26.
“The Confederation is grateful for the support of the Competitions Committee, the member federations and the participating clubs, who contributed to preparing this schedule for the largest editions in the history of the AFC Champions League and AFC Cup,” said AFC Secretary General Dato Windsor John.
The Confederation added that “the member federations will be invited to host the matches, after the draw for the 2021 AFC Champions League and the AFC Cup 2021, which will be held on Wednesday 27 January.”