Qatar Football Association will be the host Member Association for Round 16 of AFC Champions League 2022
13 Dec 2022News AFC
The Qatar Football Association will be the host Member Association for the AFC Champions League 2022 Round of 16, Quarter-finals and Semi-final centralised matches in the West region. The same was announced by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) today confirmed in a statement
The West Asian half of the last 16 pairings will see defending champions Al Hilal of Saudi Arabia face off 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 meet fellow Qatar League rivals Al Rayyan, while Al Faisaly from Saudi Arabia square off with Foolad Khouzestan from the Islamic Republic of Iran.
The AFC had confirmed earlier that the Round of 16 (West) will be held on February 19 and 20, with the Quarter-finals to be contested on February 23 before the Semi-final is staged on 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 whilst the second leg of the Final will be held on May 6, 2023, in Saitama, Japan - the venue of the finalist from the East Region – Urawa Red Diamonds.