AFC Champions League 2023-24 Schedule | Mumbai City to play against Neymar’s Al Hilal in Group D

AFC Champions League 2023-24 Schedule: The AFC Champions League 2023-24 schedule group stage fixtures have been released, and Mumbai City FC finds itself in Group D alongside Neymar’s Club Al-Hilal, FC Nassaji, and Navbahor.

AFC Champions League 2023-24 Schedule

The AFC Champions League, now in its 42nd edition (with the 21st under its current name), set off with qualifying play-offs on August 15 and concluded on August 22.

According to the AFC Champions League’s official website, the group-stage games will start on September 18. The competition will follow a home-and-away format with two matches. Following this, the knockout stage initiates with the round of 16 matches scheduled for February 12, 2024. The first leg of the final is set for May 11, 2024, while the second leg will be held on May 18, 2024.

STAGE ROUND DATE
PRELIMINARY STAGE Preliminary round 15–16 Aug 2023
PLAY-OFF STAGE Play-off round 22 Aug 2023
GROUP STAGE Matchday 1 18–20 Sep 2023
Matchday 2 2–4 Oct 2023
Matchday 3 23–25 Oct 2023
Matchday 4 6–8 Nov 2023
Matchday 5 27–29 Nov 2023
Matchday 6 4–6 Dec 2023
12–13 Dec 2023
KNOCKOUT STAGE FIRST LEG DATE SECOND LEG DATE
Round of 16 12–14 Feb 2024 19–21 Feb 2024
Quarter-finals 4–6 Mar 2024 11–13 Mar 2024
Semi-finals 16–17 Apr 2024 23–24 Apr 2024
Final 11 May 2024 18 May 2024

The AFC Champions League will see its final edition in 2023-24, after which it will undergo a name change to become the AFC Champions League Elite starting from the 2024-25 season

AFC Champions League 2023-24 Groups

According to the AFC Champions League’s official website, the group-stage matches are divided into two zones: five groups in East Zone and five in West Zone, commencing on September 18. The total count amounts to 40 teams, organized into 10 groups, each comprised of four teams.

West Zone AFC Champions League 2023-24 Schedule: Groups

Group AGroup BGroup CGroup DGroup E
PakhatorAl SaddAl-IttihadAl-HilalPersepolis
AL FayhaFC NassafSepahan SCFC NassajiAl Duhail
Ahal FCAl FaisalyAir Force ClubMumbai City FCFC Istiklol
Al Ain FCSharjah FCAGMK FCNavbahorAl-Nassr

East Zone AFC Champions League 2023-24 Schedule: Groups

Group FGroup GGroup HGroup IGroup J
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FCYokohama F. MarinosBuriham UnitedUlsan Hyundai FCWuhan Three Towers
Bangkok UnitedShandong TaishanVentforet KofuKawasaki FrontalePohang Steelers
Lion City Sailors FCKaya FC-IloiloMelbourne City FCJohor Darul Ta’zimHanoi FC
KitcheeIncheon UnitedZheijiang FCBG Pathum UnitedUrawa Red Diamonds

Mumbai City FC Secures AFC Champions League 2023-24 Spot

Indian Team- Mumbai City Football Club (MCFC) has secured a spot in the AFC Champions League by winning in the additional play-off between the champions of the 2021-22 and 2022-23 Indian Super League seasons.

MCFC placed in Group D of the AFC Champions League 2023-24 group stage will begin its campaign on September 18. Representing the Indian Super League (ISL), they will start with a home match. Their challengers for this fixture are the Iranian side FC Nassaji Mazandaran. The match will take place at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex in Pune.

AFC Champions League 2023-24 Schedule | Group Stage

Here are the AFC Champions League 2023-24 Match Schedule:

GROUP-A

A1: Pakhtakor (UZB)
A2: Al Fayha FC (KSA)
A3: Ahal FC (TKM)
A4: Al Ain FC (UAE)

Group-A AFC Champions League 2023-24 Schedule

DateMatchScoreVenue
19 Sep-23Pakhtakor vs Al Ain FC  0-3Bunyodkor Stadium, Tashkent
Ahal FC vs Al Feiha FC  1-0Multi-Functional Stadium, Ashgabat
3-Oct-23Al Ain FC vs Ahal FC  4-2Hazza bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain
Al Fayha FC vs Pakhtakor 2-0Prince Faisal Bin Fahd Stadium, Riyadh
24-Oct-23Al Ain FC vs Al Fayha FC   4-1Hazza bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain
Pakhtakor vs Ahal FC   3-0Bunyodkor Stadium, Tashkent
7-Nov-23Al Fayha FC vs Al Ain FC  2-3Prince Faisal Bin Fahd Stadium, Riyadh
Ahal FC vs Pakhtakor  1-1Multi-Functional Stadium, Ashgabat
28 Nov 23Al Ain FC vs Pakhtakor Hazza bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain
Al Fayha FC vs Ahal FC Prince Faisal Bin Fahd Stadium, Riyadh
5 Dec 23Pakhtakor vs Al Fayha FC Bunyodkor Stadium, Tashkent
Ahal FC vs Al Ain FC Multi-Functional Stadium, Ashgabat

Group B

B1: Al Sadd SC (QAT)
B2: FC Nasaf (UZB)
B3: Al Faisaly (JOR)
B4: Sharjah FC (UAE)

Group-B AFC Champions League 2023-24 Schedule

DateMatchScoreVenue
18 Sep-23Al Sadd SC vs Sharjah FC   0-0Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha
Al Faisaly vs FC Nasaf   0-1Amman International Stadium, Amman
2-Oct-23Sharjah FC vs Al Faisaly  1-0 Sharjah FC Stadium, Sharjah
FC Nasaf vs Al Sadd SC   3-1Markaziy Stadium, Qarshi
23-Oct-23Sharjah FC vs FC Nasaf   1-0Sharjah FC Stadium, Sharjah
Al Faisaly vs Al Sadd  6-0Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha
6-Nov-23FC Nasaf vs Sharjah FC   1-1Markaziy Stadium, Qarshi
Al Faisaly vs Al Sadd SC  2-0Amman International Stadium, Amman
27-Nov-23Sharjah FC vs Al Sadd SC Sharjah FC Stadium, Sharjah
FC Nasaf vs Al Faisaly Markaziy Stadium, Qarshi
4-Dec-23Al Sadd SC vs FC Nasaf Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha
Al Faisaly vs Sharjah FC Amman International Stadium, Amman

Group C

C1: Al Ittihad (KSA)
C2: Sepahan SC (IRN)
C3: Air Force Club (IRQ)
C4: AGMK FC (UZB)

Group-C AFC Champions League 2023-24 Schedule

Date Match Score Venue
18-Sep-23 Al Ittihad vs AGMK FC  3-0 King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah
Air Force Club vs Sepahan       2-2 Franso Hariri Stadium, Iraq
2-Oct-23 AGMK FC vs Air Force        1-2 OKMK Sports Complex, Olmaliq
Sepahan SC vs Al Ittihad Cancelled TBC
23-Oct-23 AGMK FC vs Sepahan SC      1-3 OKMK Sports Complex, Olmaliq
Al Ittihad vs Air Force Club      1-0 King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah
6-Nov-23 Sepahan SC vs AGMK FC      9-0 Naghsh-e-Jahan Stadium, Isfahan
Air Force Club vs Al Ittihad      2-0 TBC
27-Nov-23 AGMK FC vs Al Ittihad   OKMK Sports Complex, Olmaliq
Sepahan SC vs Air Force Club   Naghsh-e-Jahan Stadium, Isfahan
4-Dec-23 Al Ittihad vs Sepahan SC    TBC
Air Force Club vs AGMK FC    TBC

Group D

D1: Al Hilal SFC (KSA)
D2: Nassaji Mazandaran FC (IRN)
D3: Mumbai City FC (IND)
D4: Navbahor (UZB)

Group-D AFC Champions League 2023-24 Schedule

DateMatchScoreVenue
18-Sep-23Al Hilal SFC vs Navbahor  1-1Prince Faisal Bin Fahd Stadium, Riyadh
Mumbai City vs Nassaji Mazandaran  0-2Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Pune
3-Oct-23Navbahor vs Mumbai City   3-0Markaziy Stadium, Namangan
Nassaji Mazandaran vs Al Hilal SFC   0-3TBC
23-Oct-23Navbahor vs Nassaji Mazandaran    2-1Markaziy Stadium, Namangan
Al Hilal SFC vs Mumbai City   6-0Prince Faisal Bin Fahd Stadium, Riyadh
6-Nov-23Nassaji Mazandaran vs Navbahor  1-3Azadi Stadium, Tehran
Mumbai City vs Al Hilal SFC  0-2Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Pune
28-Nov-23Navbahor vs Al Hilal SFC Markaziy Stadium, Namangan
Nassaji Mazandaran vs Mumbai City  Azadi Stadium, Tehran
4-Dec-23Al Hilal vs Nassaji Mazandaran TBC
Mumbai City FC vs Navbahor Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Pune

Group E

E1: Persepolis FC (IRN
E2: Al Duhail SC (QAT)
E3: FC Istiklol (TJK)
E4: Al Nassr (KSA)

Group-E AFC Champions League 2023-24 Schedule

Date Match Score Venue
19-Sep-23 Persepolis FC vs Al Nassr   0-2 TBC
FC Istiklol vs Al Duhail SC   0-0 Republican Central Stadium, Dushanbe
2-Oct-23 Al Nassr vs FC Istiklol   3-1 Al Awwal Park, Riyadh
Al Duhail SC vs  Persepolis FC   0-1 Abdullah Bin Khalifa Stadium, Doha
24-Oct-23 Al Nassr vs Al Duhail SC   4-3 Al Awwal Park, Riyadh
Persepolis FC vs FC Istiklol   2-0 Azadi Stadium, Tehran
7-Nov-23 Al Duhail SC vs Al Nassr     2-3 Abdullah Bin Khalifa Stadium, Doha
FC Istiklol vs Persepolis FC   1-1 Republican Central Stadium, Dushanbe
27-Nov-23 Al Nassr vs Persepolis FC   TBC
Al Duhail SC vs FC Istiklol   Abdullah Bin Khalifa Stadium, Doha
5-Dec-23 Persepolis FC vs Al Duhail SC    Azadi Stadium, Tehran
FC Istiklol vs Al Nassr     Republican Central Stadium, Dushanbe

Group F

F1: Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC (KOR)
F2: Bangkok United (THA)
F3: Lion City Sailors FC (SGP)
F4: Kitchee SC (HKG)

Group-F AFC Champions League 2023-24 Schedule

Date Match Score Venue
20-Sep-23 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors vs Kitchee SC 2-1 Jeonju World Cup Stadium, Jeonju
Lion City Sailors FC vs Bangkok United 1-2 Jalan Besar Stadium, Singapore
4-Oct-23 Kitchee SC vs Lion City Sailors FC 1-2 Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
Bangkok United vs Jeonbuk Hyundai
Motors FC
3-2 Thammasat Stadium, Rangsit
25-Oct-23 Kitchee SC vs Bangkok United 1-2 Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC vs Lion City Sailors FC 3-0 Jeonju World Cup Stadium, Jeonju
8-Nov-23 Bangkok United vs Kitchee SC 1-1 Thammasat Stadium, Rangsit
Lion City Sailors FC vs Jeonbuk Hyundai
Motors FC
2-0 Jalan Besar Stadium, Singapore
29-Nov-23 Kitchee SC vs Jeonbuk Hyundai
Motors FC
  Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
Bangkok United vs Lion City Sailors FC   Thammasat Stadium, Rangsit
13-Dec-23 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC vs Bangkok United   Jeonju World Cup Stadium, Jeonju
Lion City Sailors FC vs Kitchee SC   Jalan Besar Stadium, Singapore

Group G

G1: Yokohama F. Marinos (JPN)
G2: Shandong Taishan FC (CHN)
G3: Kaya FC-Iloillo (PHI)
G4: Incheon United FC (KOR)

Group-G AFC Champions League 2023-24 Schedule

Date Match Score Venue
19-Sep-23 Yokohama F. Marinos vs Incheon United FC   2-4 Yokohama International Stadium, Yokohama
Kaya FC-Iloillo vs Shandong Taishan FC   1-3 Rizal Memorial Sports Complex, Manila
3-Oct-23 Incheon United FC vs Kaya FC-Iloillo   4-0 Incheon Football Stadium, Incheon
Shandong Taishan FC vs Yokohama F.
Marinos
  0-1 Jinan Olympic Sports Center Stadium, Jinan
25-Oct-23 Incheon United FC vs Shandong Taishan FC   0-2 Incheon Football Stadium, Incheon
Yokohama F. Marinos vs Kaya FC-Iloillo   3-0 Yokohama International Stadium, Yokohama
7-Nov-23 Shandong Taishan FC vs Incheon United FC   3-1 Jinan Olympic Sports Center Stadium, Jinan
Kaya FC-Iloillo vs Yokohama F. Marinos   1-2 Rizal Memorial Sports Complex, Manila
28-Nov-23 Incheon United FC vs Yokohama F. Marinos   Incheon Football Stadium, Incheon
Shandong Taishan FC vs Kaya FC-Iloillo   Jinan Olympic Sports Center Stadium, Jinan
13-Dec-23 Yokohama F. Marinos vs Shandong Taishan FC   Yokohama International Stadium, Yokohama
Kaya FC-Iloillo vs Incheon United FC   Rizal Memorial Sports Complex, Manila

Group H

H1: Buriram United (THA)
H2: Ventforet Kofu (JPN)
H3: Melbourne City FC (AUS)
H4: Zhejiang FC (CHN)

Group-H AFC Champions League 2023-24 Schedule

Date Match Score Venue
20-Sep-23 Buriram United vs Zhejiang FC 4-1 Buriram Stadium, Buriram
Melbourne City FC vs Ventforet Kofu 0-0 Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, Melbourne
4-Oct-23 Zhejiang FC vs Melbourne City FC      1-2 Huzhou Olympic Sports Center, Zhejiang
Ventforet Kofu vs Buriram United      1-0 Japan National Stadium, Tokyo
25-Oct-23 Zhejiang FC vs Ventforet Kofu      2-0 Huzhou Olympic Sports Center, Zhejiang
Buriram United vs Melbourne City FC       0-2 Buriram Stadium, Buriram
8-Nov-23 Ventforet Kofu vs Zhejiang FC       4-1 Japan National Stadium, Tokyo
Melbourne City FC vs Buriram United       0-1 Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, Melbourne
29-Nov-23 Zhejiang FC vs Buriram United   Huzhou Olympic Sports Center, Zhejiang
Ventforet Kofu vs Melbourne City FC   Japan National Stadium, Tokyo
12-Dec-23 Buriram United vs Ventforet Kofu   Buriram Stadium, Buriram
Melbourne City FC vs Zhejiang FC   Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, Melbourne

Group I

I1: Ulsan Hyundai FC (KOR)
I2: Kawasaki Frontale (JPN)
I3: Johor Darul Ta’zim (MAS)
I4: BG Pathum United (THA)

Group-I AFC Champions League 2023-24 Schedule

Date Match Score Venue
19-Sep-23 Ulsan Hyundai FC vs BG Pathum United 3-1 Ulsan Munsu Stadium, Ulsan
Johor Darul Ta’zim vs Kawasaki Frontale 0-1 Sultan Ibrahim Stadium, Johor
3-Oct-23 BG Pathum United vs Johor Darul Ta’zim    2-4 Pathum Thani Stadium, Bangkok
Kawasaki Frontale vs Ulsan Hyundai FC    1-0 Kawasaki Todoroki Stadium, Kawasaki
24-Oct-23 BG Pathum United vs Kawasaki Frontale    2-4 Pathum Thani Stadium, Bangkok
Ulsan Hyundai FC vs Johor Darul Ta’zim    3-1 Ulsan Munsu Stadium, Ulsan
7-Nov-23 Kawasaki Frontale vs BG Pathum United    4-2 Kawasaki Todoroki Stadium, Kawasaki
Johor Darul Ta’zim vs Ulsan Hyundai FC    2-1 Sultan Ibrahim Stadium, Johor
28-Nov-23 BG Pathum United vs Ulsan Hyundai FC   Pathum Thani Stadium, Bangkok
Kawasaki Frontale vs Johor Darul Ta’zim   Kawasaki Todoroki Stadium, Kawasaki
12-Dec-23 Ulsan Hyundai FC vs Kawasaki Frontale   Ulsan Munsu Stadium, Ulsan
Johor Darul Ta’zim vs BG Pathum United   Sultan Ibrahim Stadium, Johor

Group J

J1: Wuhan Three Towns FC (CHN)
J2: Pohang Steelers (KOR)
J3: Hanoi FC (VIE)
J4: Urawa Red Diamonds (JPN)

Group-J AFC Champions League 2023-24 Schedule

DateMatchScoreVenue
20-Sep-23Wuhan Three Towns vs Urawa Red Diamonds  2-2Wuhan Sports Center, Wuhan
Hanoi FC vs Pohang Steelers  2-4My Dinh Stadium, Hanoi
4-Oct-23Urawa Red Diamonds vs Hanoi FC  6-0Saitama Stadium 2002, Japan
Pohang Steelers vs Wuhan Three Towns FC   3-1Pohang Steelyard, Pohang
24-Oct-23Urawa Red Diamonds vs Pohang Steelers0-2 Saitama Stadium 2002, Japan
Wuhan Three Towns FC vs Hanoi FC  2-1Wuhan Sports Center, Wuhan
8-Nov-23Pohang Steelers vs Urawa Red Diamonds 2-1 Pohang Steelyard, Pohang
Hanoi FC vs Wuhan Three Towns FC   2-1My Dinh Stadium, Hanoi
29 Nov-23Urawa Red Diamonds vs Wuhan Three Towns Saitama Stadium 2002, Japan
Pohang Steelers vs Hanoi FC  Pohang Steelyard, Pohang
6-Dec-23Wuhan Three Towns FC vs Pohang Steelers Wuhan Sports Center, Wuhan
Hanoi FC vs Urawa Red Diamonds  My Dinh Stadium, Hanoi

Mumbai City AFC Champions League Result

Date Teams Score Winner
18-Sep-2023 Mumbai City 0 Nassaji Mazandaran
Nassaji Mazandaran 2
3-Oct-2023 Navbahor  3 Nabahor
Mumbai City 0
23-Oct-2023 Al Hilal SFC 6 Al Hilal
Mumbai City  0
06-Nov-2023 Mumbai City  0 Al Hilal
Al Hilal City 2

Mumbai City FC AFC Champions League Matches Highlights

  1. Mumbai City FC vs Nassaji Mazandaran: On Tuesday, September 19, Mumbai City FC started their AFC Champions League campaign by competing against Iran’s Nassaji Mazandaran at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex in Balewadi, Pune. Unfortunately, Mumbai City FC experienced a 0-2 defeat in their first Champions League match against Nassaji Mazandaran.

AFC Champions League Live Stream

The live stream of the AFC Champions League 2023-24 draw will be accessible on the AFC Hub YouTube channel from 1:30 PM IST onwards in India.

Mumbai City FC vs Al Hilal ticket prices

According to reports, you can start buying tickets for the AFC matches in Pune from the first week of September. There will be 9,000 tickets available for Mumbai City vs Al Hilal match, out of a total of 11,000. The other 2,000 seats will be saved for special guests, actors, and politicians.

Currently, the organizers haven’t informed us about the ticket prices or the process to purchase them. Due to high demand from many people wanting to attend the game, there’s a possibility that the tickets could be priced higher than usual.

FAQs

1. When and where is the Mumbai City vs. Al Hilal AFC Champions League match scheduled to take place in India

The AFC Champions League match between Mumbai City and Neymar’s club, Al Hilal, is scheduled to take place at the Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex in Pune, India on November 6, 2023. It’s quite likely that Neymar will make the trip to India for this match

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