HAGL, Viettel face daunting tasks in continental cups

VOV.VN - Local sides HAGL FC and Viettel FC will face a difficult pathway when competing in the AFC Champions League and AFC Cup following the AFC revealing the schedule for the 2022 season.

The latest announcement by the AFC means that the two tournaments are set to transpire in centralised venues.

The AFC Champions League in the West and East Regions will take place from April 14 to May 1, with all teams playing six matches in a centralised place that has yet to be announced. 

As a result of this, HAGL FC will have to play six matches over a 15-day period. During this time, HAGL FC will not play any fixtures in the V.League 1 and will have to return to playing domestic matches as soon as the AFC Champions League finishes.

Elsewhere, the group stage of the 2020 AFC Cup in the ASEAN Zone will be held from June 24 to June 30. All teams will play three matches in a centralised venue that will be selected by the organizing board.

In line with this, Viettel FC will have to play three matches in just six days. In addition, several players such as Thanh Binh, Manh Dung, and Dang Trung will also have to take part in the AFC U23 Championship Final in early June.