Mumbai Metropolis FC positioned alongside Neymar’s Al Hilal in AFC Champions League draw

Indian Tremendous League (ISL) membership Mumbai Metropolis FC have been positioned in Group D of the West Zone within the Asian Champions League. The draw was performed on Thursday on the AFC Home in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The Islanders have been grouped alongside Al Hilal of Saudi Arabia, Iran’s FC Nassaji Mazandaran and Uzbekistan’s PFC Navbahor Namangan. However it’s the presence of Al Hilal, who signed Neymar not too long ago, which is able to appeal to loads of consideration.

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Des Buckingham’s Mumbai Metropolis FC had turn out to be the primary Indian membership to win a match within the AFC Champions League final season and shall be eager on enhancing on that this season.

Forward of their second look in Asia’s premier membership competitors, Mumbai Metropolis FC had introduced they’d play their ‘residence’ video games on the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports activities Advanced in Balewadi, Pune.

The membership had mentioned in a press release that the infrastructural arrange on the Mumbai Soccer Area makes the venue ineligible to host AFC Champions League video games.

“Whereas all of us at Mumbai Metropolis FC are enthusiastic about an enormous season forward of us, we’re very upset at not with the ability to carry AFC Champions League soccer to Mumbai. Sadly, the present infrastructure in Andheri doesn’t permit us to host Champions League video games,” Kandarp Chandra, the membership CEO had mentioned.

“Whereas we share the frustration of our followers in Mumbai, we’ll spare no effort to make sure our supporters cherish a memorable matchday expertise in Pune as we put together to welcome followers to expertise AFC Champions League soccer for the primary time not simply in Maharashtra however for the primary time in India,” he added.

Elsewhere, Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al Nassr have been positioned in Group E alongside Iran’s Persepolis, Al Duhail of Qatar and Istiklol of Tajikistan.

Full AFC CHampions League draw:


Group A: Pakhtakor (UZB), Al Fayha FC (KSA), Ahal FC (TKM), Al Ain FC (UAE)

Group B: Al Sadd SC (QAT), FC Nasaf (UZB), Al Faisaly (JOR), Sharjah FC (UAE)

Group C: Al Ittihad (KSA), Sepahan SC (IRN), Air Drive Membership (IRQ), AGMK FC (UZB)

Group D: Al Hilal SFC (KSA), Nassaji Mazandaran FC (IRN), Mumbai Metropolis FC (IND), Navbahor (UZB)

Group E: Persepolis FC (IRN), Al Duhail SC (QAT), FC Istiklol (TJK), Al Nassr (KSA)


Group F: Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC (KOR), Bangkok United (THA), Lion Metropolis Sailors (SGP), Kitchee SC (HKG)

Group G: Yokohama F. Marinos (JPN), Shandong Taishan FC (CHN), Kaya FC-Iloilo (PHI), Incheon United FC (KOR)

Group H: Buriram United (THA), Ventforet Kofu (JPN), Melbourne Metropolis FC (AUS), Zhejiang FC (CHN)

Group I: Ulsan Hyundai FC (KOR), Kawasaki Frontale (JPN), Johor Darul Ta’zim (MAS), BG Pathum United (THA)

Group J: Wuhan Three Cities FC (CHN), Pohang Steelers (KOR), Hanoi FC (VIE), Urawa Crimson Diamonds (JPN)

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