Al Sadd drawn in Group D in AFC Futsal Championship
Bangkok: Twelve AFC Futsal Club Championship Thailand 2016 hopefuls learned their opponents on Friday when the draw for July’s competition was held in the Thai capital.
Tasisat Daryaei FSC (Iran – holders), Sanna Khanh HOA FC (Vietnam), Nafit Al-Wasat (Iraq), Nagoya Oceans (Japan), Al Mayadeen FC (Lebanon), Al Sadd SC (Qatar), Chonburi Bluewave (Thailand – hosts), Dalian Yuan Dynasty FC (China), FC Almalyk (Uzbekistan), Dibba Al Hissin SCC (UAE), Vic Vipers FC (Australia) and Taipower FC (Chinese Taipei)
Group A:A1Chonburi BluewaveA2 Nagoya OceansA3 Vic Vipers FC
Group B:B1 Tasisat Daryaei FSCB2 Al Mayadeen FCB3 FC Almalyk
Group C:C1 Nafit Al-WasatC2 Dalian Yuan Dynasty FCC3 Dibba Al Hissin SCC
Group D:D1 Sanna Khanh HOA FCD2 Al Sadd SCD3 Taipower FC
Each group will play a one-round league, from which the top two teams in each group (eight teams in total) will qualify for the knockout stage (quarter-finals).
The four winners of the quarter-finals will qualify for the semi-finals. The losers of those semi-finals will face each other in the 3rd/4th placing, while the winners of the semi-finals will advance to the final.