AFC Champions League Group Stage Draw Could Change: Official
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Member of the AFC Competitions Committee, Shahin Rahmani, said that two Uzbekistan teams cannot be drawn into the same group.
In the draw which took place at the AFC House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Tuesday, Bunyodkor of Uzbekistan has been drawn in Group B.
“If Nasaf Qarshi secures a place in Group B of the AFC group stage, the Uzbek team will replace Al Rayyan of Qatar in Group A, where the ther Iranian team Esteghlal has been grouped along with Al Jazira of the UAE and Al Shabab of Saudi Arabia,” Rahmani told the Tasnim news agency.
“The team could also replace the fourth team of Group C. But if Lokomotiv Tashkent successfully negotiates its way to Group C through the preliminaries, without a doubt Nasaf Qarshi will be replaced Al Rayyan in Group A and Bunyodkor will remain in Group B,” he added.