With the conclusion of the exciting AFC Cup™ 2022 Group Stage, the title contenders will now discover their pathway to the all-important Final at the Knockout Stage virtual draw ceremony on Thursday, July 14 at 3pm (GMT+8) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The anticipated draw will reveal the potential hosts for the Zonal Finals and Inter-Zone Play-offs with the first team drawn (Team A) from the West, Central and ASEAN Zones as well as the Inter-Zone Play-off pots hosting the respective matches.
The draw will commence with the West Zone pot, which includes the winners of the West Zone Semi-finals 1 and 2, to be decided between Kuwait’s Arabi SC and Al Seeb Club from Oman and Bahrain clubs East Riffa against Al Riffa on September 5 and 6 respectively.
Meanwhile, PFC Sogdiana from Uzbekistan, who won all their matches in Group E, and Group F winners FC Khujand from Tajikistan will occupy the Central Zone pot.
In the ASEAN Zone pot, two balls will be drawn – winners of the ASEAN Zonal Semi-finals – which will be confirmed when PSM Makassar of Indonesia take on Kedah Darul Aman of Malaysia on August 9 followed by Vietnam’s Viettel FC squaring off with Kuala Lumpur City FC the following day.
The South Zonal winners ATK Mohun Bagan from India and the East Zonal champions Eastern Long Lions from Hong Kong have their names in the Inter Zone Play-off pot alongside the winners from the Central and ASEAN Zonal Finals to be decided on August 17 and 24 respectively.
After intense battles in the knockout rounds, the West Zone Final winners will face the Inter-Zone Final champions and hosts of the anticipated AFC Cup 2022 Final on October 22 where the champion will be crowned.
to watch the AFC Cup 2022 Knockout Stage draw ceremony live on Thursday, July 14, 2022 at 3pm (GMT+8).