Qatar to host AFC Champions League 2022™ (West) battles

Qatar to host AFC Champions League 2022™ (West) battles

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By QLSports

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) confirmed via twitter today, December 13, 2022, the Qatar Football Association (QFA) as the host Member Association for the AFC Champions League 2022™ Round of 16, Quarter-finals and Semi-final centralized matches in the West region.

The West Asian half of the last 16 pairings will see defending champions Al Hilal of Saudi Arabia play against Shabab Al Ahli Dubai from the United Arab Emirates, while another Saudi side Al Shabab take on FC Nasaf from Uzbekistan. Qatar’s Al Duhail will go against Qatar League rivals Al Rayyan, while Al Faisaly from Saudi Arabia square off with Foolad Khouzestan from the Islamic Republic of Iran.

AFC confirmed earlier that the AFC Champions League 2022™ (West) matches will be held as follows:

  • Round of 16 (West): February 19 and February 20
  • Quarter-finals: February 23
  • Semi-finals: February 26

The first leg of the Final will be played on April 29, 2023, at the venue of the finalist from the West Region. The second leg of the Final will be held on May 6, 2023, in Saitama, Japan which is the venue of the finalist from the East Region – Urawa Red Diamonds.

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