Doha stadia to host AFC Champions League



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The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) announced four stadiums in Doha that will host the AFC Champions League matches from the group stage to the semi-finals, which will take place from September 14 to October 3, 2020.

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) is one of the six continental confederations within FIFA and is the governing body of association football in Asia and Australia. The AFC was officially formed on May 8, 1954, in Manila, Philippines, on the sidelines of the second Asian Games.

The matches will be staged in four stadia – Al Janoub Stadium, Khalifa Stadium, Education City Stadium and Jassim bin Hamad Stadium – all in Doha. The four venues boast distinctive cooling technology.

Al-Janoub Stadium, formerly known as Al-Wakrah Stadium, is a football stadium in Al-Wakrah, Qatar, that was inaugurated in May 2019. The capacity of the arena is 40,000, which is expected to go down to 20,000 after the World Cup. Khalifa International Stadium, also known as National Stadium, is a multipurpose stadium in Doha, Qatar, as part of the Doha Sports City complex.

Education City Stadium is a football stadium which is located in Al Rayyan, Qatar, and has been erected keeping in view the 2022 FIFA World Cup™. Education City Stadium takes the form of a jagged diamond. Following the FIFA World Cup™, the stadium will retain 25,000 seats for use by university athletic teams. The Jassim bin Hamad Stadium is a multipurpose stadium in Doha, Qatar. It is currently employed mostly for football matches and it also has facilities for athletics.

Group A, which includes Al Wehda of UAE (Emirati football club), Police of Iraq, Esteghlal of Iran (Iranian football club) and Al Ahly of Saudi Arabia (Saudi Arabian professional football club), will be held at Khalifa International Stadium.

Group B, which includes Al Hilal of Saudi Arabia (Saudi Arabian professional multisports club), Shabab Al Ahli of UAE (United Arab Emirates professional association football club based in Dubai), Pakhtakor of Uzbekistan (Uzbek professional football club) and Shahr Khodro of Iran (Iranian football club), will be held at Al Janoub Stadium.

Group C, which includes Al Duhail of Qatar (Qatari sports club best known for its football team), Al Taawoun of Saudi Arabia (professional football club which plays in the Saudi professional league), Persepolis of Iran and Sharjah of UAE, will be held at the Education City Stadium.

Jassim bin Hamad Stadium will host Group D matches which include Al Sadd of Qatar, Al Ain of UAE, Sepahan of Iran and Al Nasr of Saudi Arabia.

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