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Neymar and Benzema will play in Uzbekistan, and Cristiano Ronaldo in Tajikistan


On August 24, the draw for the group stage of the 2023/24 AFC Champions League took place in Kuala Lumpur. As a result of the draw, Uzbek fans will be able to see live performances of two world football stars - Neymar and Benzema.

Brazilian striker Neymar, who recently moved to the Saudi club Al-Hilal, will play in Uzbekistan in the group stage of the AFC Champions League. His team got into group D, where Nassaji Mazandaran (Iran), Mumbai City (India) and Navbakhor (Uzbekistan) will also play.

Another world football star, French striker Karim Benzema, will also take part in the group stage of the AFC Champions League. His club "Al-Ittihad" got into group C, where Sepahan (Iran), Air Force (Iraq) and AGMC (Uzbekistan) will also play.

In addition, another world football star will play in the group stage of the AFC Champions League - the Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo. His club Al-Nasr was in Group E, where Persepolis (Iran), Al-Duhail (Qatar) and Istiklol (Tajikistan) will also play.

Interesting AFC Champions League Facts:

  • The AFC Champions League is the main club competition of the Asian Football Confederation.
  • 40 teams from 24 Asian countries participate in the tournament.
  • The AFC Champions League winner is eligible to play in the Club World Cup.
  • The record holder for most AFC Champions League wins is Iran's Persepolis, who have won the tournament 3 times.

Results of the 2023/24 AFC Champions League group stage draw. Zone "West":

  • Group A: Pakhtakor (Uzbekistan), Al Feiha (Saudi Arabia), Akhal (Turkmenistan), Al Ain (UAE).
  • Group B: Al Sadd (Qatar), Nasaf (Uzbekistan), Al Faisali (Jordan), Sharjah (UAE).
  • Group C: Al-Ittihad (Saudi Arabia), Sepahan (Iran), Air Force (Iraq), AGMK (Uzbekistan).
  • Group D: Al-Hilal (Saudi Arabia), Nassaji Mazandaran (Iran), Mumbai City (India), Navbakhor (Uzbekistan).
  • Group E: Persepolis (Iran), Al-Duhail (Qatar), Istiklol (Tajikistan), Al-Nasr (Saudi Arabia).
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