Official draw for AFC Cup 2017 will be held tomorrow

The stage is set for the AFC cup 2017 draw which will take place at the Hilton Petaling Jaya in the Malaysian capital at 1430hrs (GNT+8) on Tuesday, reports 

The clubs - including reigning champions Air Force Club - who will enter the Group Stage of the competition which will feature a new formatare:

West Asia Zone

Al Zawraa Club, Air Force Club (Iraq)
Al Jaish, Al Wahda (Syria)
Al Wehdat or *Al Jazeera, Al Ahli (Jordan)
Al Hidd Club, Muharraq Club (Bahrain)
Safa SC, Nejmeh SC (Lebanon)
Saham (Oman)
One West Play-off winner


Hanoi T&T or *SHB Da Nang, Than Quang Ninh (Vietnam)
Johor Darul Ta’zim or *Kedah FA, Felda United (Malaysia)
Yadanarbon FC or *Yangon United FC, Magwe FC (Myanmar)
Global FC or *Loyola Meralco Sparks FC, Ceres Negros FC (Philippines)
Tampines Rovers FC or *Geylang International FC (Singapore) 
Lanexang United FC (Laos)
Two ASEAN Play-off winners   

South Asia Zone

JSW Bengaluru FC or *Kingfisher East Bengal (India)
Maziya S&R (Maldives)
Albani Dhaka Limited (Bangladesh)
One South Play-off winner

Central Asia Zone

FC Istiklol (Tajikistan)
Altyn Asyr FC (Turkmenistan)
FC Alay (Kyrgyzstan)
One Central Play-off winner

East Asia Zone

4.25 SC (DPR Korea)
Rovers FC (Guam)
Taipower Company (Chinese Taipei)
One East Play-off winner

*With standby club in case top-ranked club advanced to ACL Group Stage

There will be a separate draw for the West Asia and ASEAN zones. The country protection applies only to the West Asia and ASEAN zones, although there will be no draw and country protection for the zones with one group, namely the Central Asia, South Asia and East Asia Zones.

In addition, the Double Match Date System (Monday/Tuesday for West Zone and Tuesday/Wednesday for East, Central, South and ASEAN Zones) will be implemented.

Photos: Lagardère Sports


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