Check Here Details AFC Champions League 2021 Fixtures, Schedule.
The AFC Champion League is an annual club of football competition and was organized by Asian Football Consideration. It was founded within the year 1967 as an Asian Champion Club tournament and was rebranded in 2002 as Asian Club Championship. In the 2002–03 year the season saw the Asian Club Championship, Asian Cup Winners Cup and Asian Super Cup combine to become the AFC Champions League (AFC).
The AFC Champions League 2021 is the 40th edition of Asia’s premier club football, a tournament organized by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), and the 19th under the current AFC Champions League title. This tournament was the primary to involve 40 teams during the group stage, however with a rise within the previous 32 teams.
In 2021, the group stage is going to be expanded from 32 to 40 teams, with both the West and East Regions having five groups of 4 teams. The slot allocation for the highest six member associations in each region will remain unchanged. The winners of the 2021 AFC Champions League also will get qualified for the 2021 FIFA Club World Cup in Japan, and if they’re from Japan, the runners-up also will qualify.
On 25th January 2021, the AFC published the schedule of the competition. And on 1st March 2021, the AFC announced the hosts for the group stage, apart from Group G whose hosts are going to be decided later. On 27th March 2021, the AFC announced that the West Asia Zone group matches are going to be rescheduled from 23–29 May to 21–27 May.
AFC Champions League 2021 Fixtures
Wednesday, April 14
Persepolis FC vs Al Wahda – 8:00 PM IST
FC Goa vs Al Rayyan – 10:30 PM IST
Saturday, April 17
Al Wahda vs FC Goa – 8:00 PM IST
Al Rayyan SC vs Persepolis FC – 10:30 PM IST
Tuesday, April 20
Al Wahda vs Al Rayyan – 8:00 PM IST
Persepolis FC vs FC Goa – 10:30 PM IST
Friday, April 23
Al Rayyan SC vs Al Wahda – 8:30 PM IST
FC Goa vs Persepolis FC – 10:30 PM IST
Monday, April 26
Al Wahda vs Persepolis FC – 8:00 PM IST
Al Rayyan vs FC Goa – 10:30 PM IST
Thursday, April 29
Persepolis FC vs Al Rayyan – 8:00 PM IST
FC Goa vs Al Wahda – 10:30 PM IST
The following 40 teams will be partaking in the competition in 2021-
- Beijing Guoan
- Kawasaki Frontale
- Gamba Osaka
- Nagoya Grampus
- Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
- Ulsan Hyundai
- Pohang Steelers
- BG Pathum United
- Ratchaburi Mitr Phol
- Sydney FC
- United City
- Johor Darul Ta’zim
- Tampines Rovers
- Shabab Al-Ahli
- F.C. Goa
FC Goa squad
Goalkeepers: Mohammad Nawaz, Naveen Kumar, Shubham Dhas, Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem
Defenders: Sanson Pereira, Seriton Fernandes, Leander D’Cunha, Iván González (Spain), Mohamed Ali, James Donachie (Australia), Aibanbha Dohling, Saviour Gama, Adil Khan
Midfielders: Edu Bedia (Spain), Glan Martins, Princeton Rebello, Brandon Fernandes, Phrangki Buam, Redeem Tlang, Makan Winkle Chothe, Alexander Romario Jesuraj, Amarjit Singh Kiyam, Romeo Fernandes
Forwards: Jorge Ortiz (Spain), Devendra Murgaonkar, Ishan Pandita
The venues for all the matches of AFC Champions League 2021 are limited because of the Covid-19 Situation. Following are the venues for the competition
Groups A and D:
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Margao, and India
Groups F, G, and J
Groups H and I
The venues for these groups will be announced later.
How To Watch AFC Champions League 2021 In India?
The AFC Champion League 2021, matches involving FC Goa will be telecast on Star Sports 3 TV channel in India of FC Goa’s AFC Champions League matches will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.