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Al Sadd, Duhail drawn in Group C and D

Al Sadd, Duhail drawn in Group C and D

QNA/AFC
Kuala Lumpur
Qatar clubs Al Duhail have been drawn in Group D and C respectively of the 2020 AFC Champions League following the draw held on Tuesday.
Al Sadd SC, AFC CL winners in 2011 and semi-finalists in 2019, will face Sepahan FC from Iran, Al Nassr from Saudi Arabia and the winner of a play-off in Group D.
Al Duhail, meanwhile, will play against teams from Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Iran.
Two-time winners Guangzhou Evergrande of China PR were drawn in Group G with Suwon Samsung Bluewings, Johor Darul Ta’zim and the winner of a play-off.
Korea Republic’s Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors - winners in 2006 and 2016 - will play in Group H with Japan’s Yokohama F.Marinos, Australia’s Sydney FC and a play-off winner while Ulsan Hyundai FC, champions in 2012, were drawn with Shanghai Shenhua FC, Perth Glory and a play-off winner in Group F.
A total of 56 teams will be vying for the 2020 AFC Champions League, with the group stage divided into the East and West Zones. The 2020 season kicks off with the preliminary stage on January 14 with the two-leg final scheduled for November 22 and 28. The upcoming edition will present the champions, should they not qualify through their domestic league, with an added incentive of a guaranteed spot in the Preliminary/Play-off stage of the 2021 season.

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