AFC Champions League 2016 and AFC Cup 2016

AFC Champions League 2016 Play Off Round 1 - Mohun Bagan 
AFC Cup Play Off/ group Stage 2016 - Bengaluru FC 

Mohun Bagan AC (IND) will play Tampines Rovers (SIN) in the East Zone’s Preliminary Stage One, the winners of which will clash with Shandong Luneng FC (CHN) in Preliminary Stage Two.

For AFC Champions League 2016 :- 

The clubs who have qualified directly for the Group Stage are:

Saudi Arabia: Al Nassr, Al Hilal, Al Ahli
IR Iran: Foolad Mobarakeh Sepahan, Zobahan, Tractorsazi Tabriz
Uzbekistan: Pakhtakor, Nasaf, Lokomotiv
UAE: Al Ain, Al Nasr
Qatar: Lekhwiya

Korea Republic: Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors, FC Seoul, Suwon Samsung Bluewings FC
Japan: First, second and third clubs (TBC)
Australia: Melbourne Victory, Sydney FC
China: Guangzhou Evergrande Jiangsu Sainty
Thailand: Buriram United
Vietnam: Becamex Binh Duong

The clubs will be drawn into eight groups -- Groups A, B, C and D (West Zone) and Groups E, F, G and H (East Zone).

Preliminary Stage One – East Zone: January 27
Preliminary Stage Two – East Zone: February 2
Play-offs (West and East Zones): February 9
Group Stage: February 23 & 24 (MD1), March 1 & 2 (MD2), March 15 & 16 (MD3), April 5 & 6 (MD4), April 19 & 20 (MD5), May 3 & 4 (MD6)
Round of 16: May 17 & 18 (1st Leg), May 24 & 25 (2nd Leg)
Quarter-finals: September 13 & 14 (1st Leg), September 20 & 21 (2nd Leg)
Semi-finals: October 18 & 19 (1st Leg), October 25 & 26 (2nd Leg)
Finals: November 19 (1st Leg), November 26 (2nd Leg)

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  • munna219777munna219777 28513 Points
    What about play-offs for BFC? which team will they clash with?
  • 7negi7negi India10890 Points
    AFC Cup 2016 

    The clubs that await in the Group Stage are:

    Iraq: Nafit Al Wasat, Air Force Club
    Jordan: Al Wehdat or Al Jazeera, Al Faisaly
    Oman: Al Orouba, Fanja
    Bahrain: Al Muharraq
    Lebanon: Al Ahed FC
    Syria: Al Jaish
    Palestine: Al Dharia
    Tajikistan: FC Istiklol
    Turkmenistan: Altyn Asyr

    Hong Kong: Kitchee, South China
    Myanmar: Yangon United or Yadanarbon, Ayeyawady United
    Malaysia: Johor Darul Ta’zim, a second club (TBC)
    India: Mohun Bagan AC, JSW Bengaluru FC
    Singapore: Tampines Rovers or Warriors FC, Balestier Khalsa SC
    Maldives: New Radiant SC, Maziya Sports & Recreation
    Philippines: Ceres La Salle FC, Kaya FC
    Laos: Lao Toyota FC
    Bangladesh: Lt. Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club Ltd

    The clubs will be drawn into eight groups -- Groups A, B, C and D (West Zone) and Groups E, F, G and H (East Zone).

    Play-offs (West Zone): February 9
    Group Stage: February 23 & 24 (MD1), March 8 & 9 (MD2), March 15 & 16 (MD3), April 12 & 13 (MD4), April 26 & 27 (MD5), May 10 & 11 (MD6)
    Round of 16: May 24 & 25
    Quarter-finals: September 13 & 14 (1st Leg), September 20 & 21 (2nd Leg)
    Semi-finals: September 27 & 28 (1st Leg), October 18 & 19 (2nd Leg)
    Final: November 5
  • 7negi7negi India10890 Points
    Due to Indonesia club banned , BFC gets direct entry in Group stage .. 
    munna219777deepakcgoalkeeparThe real AG
  • 7negi7negi India10890 Points
    Now in AFC Cup also there will be East vs West Nation Final ..

    So can BFC or MMb make it to final this time ? 
  • munna219777munna219777 28513 Points
    Oh Yes. I see Kuwait clubs also absent from the draw. That makes AFC Cup opportunities for other teams as earlier only Kuwait clubs were reaching the Finals.
  • NagendraNagendra Rajahmundry, A.P6501 Points
    7negi.. not clear on this.. how come it is possible for both... Is it due to participation of Indonesia... ??

    AFC Cup Play Off/ group Stage 2016 - Bengaluru FC ..... 
  • deepakcdeepakc Mumbai 3416 Points
    MB won't be able to cross this hurdle but had better prepared sides like EB/full strength Salgaocar been there....this looks doable

  • 7negi7negi India10890 Points
    I was not sure when i written first comment but later on got the press release abt AFC Cup also ..  @admin please edit that and add my 2nd comment of AFC Cup in description .
  • munna219777munna219777 28513 Points
    edited December 2015

    From AFC Website

    Kuala Lumpur: The stage is set for the 2016 AFC Cup Group Stage official draw which will take place in Malaysia on December 10.

    The draw will be held at the Hilton Petaling Jaya at 3pm (GMT +8) on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur.

    The Group Stage, which will kick off on February 23, will be preceded by the West Zone’s Play-off Stage which will see the matches of Al Hidd (BHR) v K-Electric (PAK), Tripoli Club (LIB) v FC Alay (KGZ), Al Wahda (SYR) v Turkmenistan’s second club (TBC) and Ahli Al Khalil (PLE) v FC Khujand (TJK). The four play-off winners will advance to the Group Stage - West Zone.

    So it looks like they have 4 slots in AFC Cup vacant because of suspension of Kuwait and Indonesia Football Association. Somehow they still need playoffs for West Asia while East asia is fine.
  • munna219777munna219777 28513 Points
    @7negi After 10th December Draw, we can put the Final Draw as well as Play-off fixtures as the first comment on this thread.

    Nice to see that one Pakistan Club has featured in AFC Cup playoffs and Dhanmondi Club of Bangladesh has reached Group Stage directly.
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