Ulsan, Pohang, Incheon ‘difficult group’ + Jeonbuk ‘easy group’… 23-24 season ACL 40 teams group stage match confirmed

The 2023-24 season Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Champions League (ACL) group stage matchup, in which four K-League 1 teams participate, has been completed.온라인카지노

The AFC held the 2023-24 season ACL group stage draw ceremony held at the Malaysian AFC House at 5:00 pm (Korean time) on the 24th. It is the last season to be held as a round of 40 competition, and at the same time, it is the first Chunchun Festival season in 21 years.

The ACL is divided into East Asia and West Asia, and 20 teams each will step on the stage of the finals. In addition, 5 groups of 4 clubs each from the east and west will be formed, and the 5 first place teams and the top 3 teams from the second place will advance to the tournament (total of 16 teams). Even before the final, the East Asian club and the West Asian club do not face each other. Finally, the leaders of each region compete for the ACL championship. The last survivor will qualify for the FIFA Club World Cup.

The schedule for the group stage is 1 match 18-20 September 2023, 2 matches 2-4 October 2023, 3 matches 23-25 ​​October 2023, 4 matches 6-8 November 2023 Sunday, 5 games will be held on November 27-29, 2023, 6 games will be played in the order of December 11-13, 2023.

Tournament will be Round of 16 1st leg 12-14 February 2024, Round of 16 2nd leg 19-21 February 2024, Quarter-final 1st leg 4-6 March 2024, Quarter-final 2nd leg 2024 March 11-13, Semi-finals 1st leg 16-17 April 2024, Semi-finals 2nd leg 23-24 April, Finals 1st leg 11 May 2024, Finals 2nd leg 5 2024 It takes place on the 18th of the month.

In the tournament, the away goal rule does not apply, and if the combined score is tied, the winning team is decided through overtime and penalty shootouts.

First of all, East Asia attracted attention with the participation of K-League teams. Last season’s K League 1 winner Ulsan Hyundai, runner-up and FA Cup winner Jeonbuk Hyundai, 3rd place Pohang Steelers and 4th place Incheon United will represent Korea. In particular, in the case of Incheon, in the ACL playoffs, Haiphong FC (Vietnam) was beaten 3-1 after an extended match and boarded the last train.

First, the ports were revealed prior to the lottery. Port 1: Ulsan Hyundai, Jeonbuk Hyundai (Korea), Yokohama F. Marinos (Japan), Wuhan Sanjeon (China), Buriram United (Thailand), Port 2: Pohang Steelers (Korea), Bangpore Kofu, Kawasaki Frontale (Japan), Shandong Taishan (China), Bangkok United (Thailand), Port 3 Hanoi FC (Vietnam), Kaya FC-Ilorio (Philippines), Johor Darul Takjim (Malaysia), Melbourne City (Australia), Lion City Sailors (Singapore), Incheon United (Korea Republic), Urawa Reds (Japan), Zhejiang FC (China), Kitchee SC (Hong Kong), and BG Pathum United (Thailand) have been placed in Port 4.

And the lottery results came out. Next is East Asia Groups F-J (in order of ports).

Group F: Jeonbuk Hyundai (Korea) , Bangkok United (Thailand), Lion City Sailors (Singapore), Kitchee SC (Hong Kong) Group G

: Yokohama F. Marinos (Japan), Shandong Taishan (China), Kaya FC-Ilo Ilo (Philippines), Incheon United (Korea)

Group H: Buriram United (Thailand), Bangpore Kofu (Japan), Melbourne City (Australia), Zhejiang FC (China) Group I

Ulsan Hyundai (Korea) , Kawasaki Frontale (Japan), Johor Darul Takjim (Malaysia), BG Pathum United (Thailand) Group

J: Wuhan Sanjeon (China), Pohang Steelers (Korea) , Hanoi (Vietnam), Urawa Reds (Japan)

Jeonbuk accepted an acceptable group compared to other K-League teams. I was the only one who did not meet the Japanese and Chinese teams. Incheon, Ulsan, and Pohang can be seen as a ‘group of death’. Incheon has to deal with difficult teams such as Yokohama (currently ranked 1st in the J1 League) and Shandong (currently ranked 2nd in the Chinese Super League). Ulsan will have to fight a bloody battle with Kawasaki (currently ranked 9th in the J-League), Johor (currently ranked 1st in Liga Super Malaysia), and Pathum (currently ranked 8th in Thai League 1). Pohang also faced Wuhan (currently 6th in the Chinese Super League) and Urawa (currently 4th in the J1 League). In particular, Urawa is the ACL defending champion.

West Asia also came out of the port. Al Hilal, Al Ittihad (above Saudi Arabia), Al Sadd (Qatar), Persepolis (Iran), Pakhtakor (Uzbekistan) at Port 1, Al Faiha (Saudi Arabia) and Al Duhail (Qatar) at Port 2 ), Nasaf (Uzbekistan), Sepahan, Nasazi (Iran), Port 3 Al Faisalli (Jordan), Istiklol (Tajikistan), Al Zawiya (Iraq), Ahal (Turkmenistan), Mumbai City (India) ), Al Nasr (Saudi Arabia), Al Ain, Sharjah (United Arab Emirates), Nabbahor, and AGMK (Uzbekistan) entered Port 4.

composition has been completed. Next is West Asia Groups A to E (in pot order).

Group A: Pakhtakor (Uzbekistan), Al Fayha (Saudi Arabia), Ahal (Turkmenistan), Al Ain (United Arab Emirates) Group B:

Al Sadd (Qatar), Nasaf (Uzbekistan), Al Faisalli (Jordan) ), Sharjah (United Arab Emirates)

Group C: Al Ittihad (Saudi Arabia), Sepahan (Iran), Al Zawiya (Iraq), AGMK (Uzbekistan) Group D

: Al Hilal (Saudi Arabia), Nasazi (Iran), Mumbai City (India), Nabbahor (Uzbekistan)

Group E: Persepolis (Iran), Al Duhail (Qatar), Istiqlol (Tajikistan), Al Nasr (Saudi Arabia)

During the summer transfer market, the Saudi clubs that made a storm signing are paying attention. Al Ittihad signed Karim Benzema, N’Golo Kante, Fabinho and Jota. Al-Hilal had Neymar, Malcolm, Ruben Neves, Sergei Milinkovic-Savic, Kalidou Koulibaly, Aleksandar Mitrovic and Yassin Bunu. Al-Nasr brought in Sadio Mane, Marcello Brozovic, Alex Telles, Ottabiu and Seko Popana in the summer along with the existing Cristiano Ronaldo.

Now, starting in September, I will embark on a journey to become an Asian star.

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