The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has today confirmed the Japan as the host Member Association for the AFC Champions League 2022 Round of 16, Quarter-finals and Semi-finals centralized matches in the East region.
As confirmed on January 13, 2022, the AFC Champions League 2022 (East) Round of 16 contests will be played on 18,19 August the Quarter-finals on 22 August, and the Semi-finals on 25 August, with all battles to be decided over single-leg ties.
Saitama Stadium, Saitama Japan will set the stage for the Round of 16 encounters with Daegu FC taking on 2006 and 2016 champions Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors, while BG Pathum United lock horns with debutants Kitchee SC, followed by a Vissel Kobe versus Yokohama F.Marinos showdown prior to history-makers Johor Darul Ta’zim going up against two-time winners Urawa Red Diamonds.
Meanwhile, the AFC Champions League 2022 (West) Knockout Stage is scheduled to be held from 3-10 February 2023, with the centralized venue to be announced at a later date before the coveted Final is played over two legs on 19 and 26 February 2023.
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