The preparation plan of “Kitchee” FC for the AFC Champions League season-2022 was determined, informs the official website of Hong Kong club.
A training camp, consisting of tactical and technical training will start on March 10 at a sport center not away from Bangkok (Thailand). The collection will last 5 weeks. The champion of Hong Kong within the framework TSB will hold 4-5 friendly matches behind closed doors. Then the team will go to the Champions League match of group stage to the city of Thailand, which AFC will determine.
As a reminder, it became known on the eve, that “Kitchee” signed a contract with Turkmen football player Ruslan Mingazov.
In the AFC Champions League “Kitchee” will play in group “J”. Revivals of the Hong Kong club will be “Shanghai Port” (China), “Chiang Rai United” (Thailand) and pair winner of play-off “Vissel Kobe” (Japan) – “Melbourne Victory” (Australia).
Matches of “J” group of “East” zone AFC Champions League will hold in centralized format from April 15 to May 1, 2022 in Thailand.
In accordance with tournament time-limit, by the result of the group stage in 1/8 AFC Champions League final, will advance the winners of five groups from every zone, and also by three teams, getting second place in their own quartette with the best results. The matches of the 1/8 final in “East” zone are allocated to the August 18-19, 2022, quarter-finals will be hold on August 22, 2022, and the semi-final on August 25, 2022.
The AFC Champion League final will consist of two matches. The meetings will be held on February 19 and 26, 2022. The first game will be held in “West” region with the final club, and the reply match in “East” zone with another final club.