November 3 – The AFC Women’s Club Championship will see eight teams across two centralised venues begin play on Monday.
This is the last time that the AFC will stage its invitational club championship as it transitions towards its new AFC Women’s Champions League from the 2024/25 season.
This is the first time the Women’s Club championship has featured eight clubs from eight different countries.
Played between November 6 and 12, the championship will feature two groups of four playing in centralised venues in Thailand and Uzbekistan simultaneously.
All games in Thailand will be played at the Chonburi Stadium, while in Uzbekistan games will be played in Tashkent at the Jar Stadium and the Pakhtakor Stadium.
Five teams are making their debuts in the competition: Bangkok FC (Thailand), Hualien Women’s Football Team (Chinese Taipei), FC Nasaf (Uzbekistan), Sydney FC (Australia), and Urawa Red Diamonds Ladies (Japan). They join Sree Gokulam Kerala FC (India), Hyundai Steel Red Angels Women’s FC (South Korea) and Bam Khatoon (Iran).
Following the completion of the Group Stage, the two group winners will meet in the final at a venue to be confirmed.
Group A: Urawa Red Diamonds Ladies (JPN), Hualien Women’s Football Team (TPE), Bangkok FC (THA), Sree Gokulam Kerala Football Club (IND)
Group B: Sydney FC (AUS), Hyundai Steel Red Angels Women’s FC (KOR), FC Nasaf (UZB), Bam Khatoon (IRN)
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