AFC Cup 2019 knockout stage draw confirmed
Kuala Lumpur: The draw for the 2019 AFC Cup Inter-Zone Semi-Finals and Zonal Finals concluded in the Malaysian capital on Tuesday.
The ASEAN Zonal Final will see Becamex Binh Duong hosting Hanoi FC in the first leg at the Binh Duong Stadium on July 31. The return leg of the all-Vietnam ASEAN Zonal Final will be played on August 7.
The ASEAN Zonal winners will face 2018 runners-up Altyn Asyr in the Inter-Zone Semi-final on August 20, with the return leg on August 27.
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The other Inter-Zone Semi-final will see Abahani Limited Dhaka taking on 4.25 SC from DPR Korea, with the six-time Bangladesh champions hosting the first leg on August 21 before travelling to Pyongyang for the second leg on August 28.
The winners of the Inter-Zone Semi-finals will square off in the two-leg Final on September 25 and October 2 to decide which team advances to the AFC Cup final against the West Zonal champions.
The West Zonal Final will see Al Jazeera of Jordan hosting the first leg against Lebanon's Al Ahed FC on September 24. The return leg will be played on October 1.
The AFC Cup final on November 2 will see new champions crowned to replace Iraq's Air Force Club, who won the last three editions.
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