Sepahan in tough Asian Champions League draw

TEHRAN, Dec. 11 (MNA) – Iran’s Sepahan football team has been drawn in a tough group at the 2014 AFC Champions League.
In the draw which took place at the AFC House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Tuesday, the four Iranian teams have been drawn in Group A to D.
Sepahan is in a tough group along with Al Hilal of Saudi Arabia, Al Ahli of the UAE and Qatar’s Al Sadd.
A total of 32 teams were divided into eight groups of four teams, based on region. East Asian and South-east Asian clubs are drawn in Group E to H, while the rest are grouped in Group A to D.
 Each group is a double round robin, which will see each side play six matches. The eight group winners and eight runners-up qualify for the Knockout stage.
WEST
GROUP A
A1. Esteghlal (IRN)
A2. Al Rayyan (QAT)
A3. Al Jazira (UAE)
A4. Al Shabab (KSA)
GROUP B
B1. Al Fateh (KSA)
B2. Foolad (IRN)
B3. Winner of Playoff 3.1 (West)
B4. Bunyodkor (UZB)
GROUP C
C1. Al Ain (UAE)
C2. Al Ittihad (KSA)
C3. Tractor Sazi (IRN)
C4. Winner of Playoff 3.2 (West)
GROUP D
D1. Al Sadd (QAT)
D2. Al Ahli (UAE)
D3. Al Hilal (KSA)
D4. Sepahan (IRN)
EAST
GROUP E
E1. Pohang Steelers (KOR)
E2. Buriram United (THA)
E3. Shandong Luneng Taishan (CHN)
E4. League 3rd place (JPN)
GROUP F
F1. Sanfrecce Hiroshima (JPN)
F2. Central Coast Mariners (AUS)
F3. FC Seoul (KOR)
F4. Winner of Playoff 3.1 (East)
GROUP G
G1. Guangzhou Evergrande (CHN)
G2. Knockout Champion (JPN)
G3. Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors (KOR)
G4. Winner of Playoff 3.2 (East)
GROUP H
H1. Western Sydney Wanderers (AUS)
H2. Guizhou Renhe (CHN)
H3. League Runner-up (JPN)
H4. Ulsan Hyundai (KOR)

 

By Mehr News Agency

 

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