On February 16, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) approved Group H of the AFC Champions League, with the presence of Vietnam representative HAGL, to take place at Thong Nhat Stadium (HCMC). The matches will be held from April 16 and end on May 2 in the second leg format. Besides the host HAGL, the teams participating in Group H are all powerful representatives in the continental arena: Yokohama F. Marinos (Japan), Jeonbuk Huyndai Motors FC (Korea), Sydney FC (Japan). Australia).
To prepare for the upcoming matches, Jeonbuk Hyundai (5:15) and Yokohama F. Marinos (22:05) will land at Tan Son Nhat airport on April 12 at the earliest. Meanwhile, Sydney FC will also be present on the afternoon of April 13. Home team HAGL will fly from Pleiku to Ho Chi Minh City at noon tomorrow (April 12). The teams are arranged to eat and drink according to the schedule agreed in advance with the BTC.
HAGL is actively preparing for the AFC Champions League
Besides the appearance of the teams, officials and referees will also be present in Ho Chi Minh City on April 12 and 13. To manage the organization of Group H, AFC has sent 12 officials and professional staff to Vietnam. 17 referees, including 7 referees, 10 assistant referees to “control the balance” for matches with high density. In particular, the Kuwaiti referee Alali Ahmad, who controls the match between Vietnam and Indonesia in the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers, also attended.
The first match of Group H will take place between HAGL and Yokohama F. Marinos at 18:00 on April 16. With the ability to play at home with favorable weather in Ho Chi Minh City, HAGL promises to create an impressive performance as stated by head coach Kiatisuk: “Participating in this arena is a good opportunity for us. The players. Confronting strong opponents can also help HAGL verify their level. Our goal is to try our best, fight for Vietnamese football.”
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