AFC Champions League 2021: FC Goa clubbed with last year’s runners-up Persepolis FC in upcoming 40-team continental event
FC Goa had become the first Indian club to directly qualify for the group stage of the ACL by virtue of finishing on top of the points table at the end of the league phase.
FC Goa will become the first Indian club to feature in the group stage of Asian Champions League this season.
Players from Guanzhou Evergrande, Shanghai SIPG, and Shanghai Shenhua say they are homesick and desperate to return to China after being stuck in Qatar following their elimination from the AFC Champions League.
FIFPRO said it was "disappointed and concerned" about the lack of consultation, adding that players had complained about the risks of travelling and about quarantine periods that will interfere with family life, games and training.
The East Zone teams, which come from countries including Japan, China and Australia, will play their remaining matches in Doha from 18 November to 13 December, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said.
Indian Super League side FC Goa roped in the promising forward Ishan Pandita, who has the experience of playing in Spain, ahead of the upcoming season.
The 27-year-old defender is a three-time A-League champion with two of his titles playing for the Brisbane Roar. He also won the title as a part of Melbourne Victory side.
Saudi giants Al Hilal had accused the Asian Football Confederation of showing insufficient "flexibility" after the club was axed for being unable to name a 13-man squad after several players tested positive for the virus.
Coronavirus-struck defending champions Al Hilal kicked out of Asian Champions League with depleted squad
Al Hilal were "deemed to have withdrawn from the competition" after failing to name the required 13 players for their AFC Champions League (West) Group B match in Doha.
The AFC said five players from Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal and another from Qatar’s Al Duhail were found with the virus following tests on all teams taking part in the western region of the tournament.
The technology will be used from the quarter-final stage of this year's Champions League, the top Asian club competition, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said in a statement.
FC Goa might have been a difficult project to consider, but when the offer came, Igor Angulo was determined to take up the challenge
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The match ended 4-2 in Goa's favour, but it was not enough to take them to the final. Chennaiyin fought hard and took their chances to qualify for their third final in six seasons.
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FC Goa players on Thursday dedicated their qualification to the AFC Champions League to the supporters of the club.
ISL 2019-20: FC Goa register thumping win over Jamshedpur FC to become first Indian team in AFC Champions League group stage
Ferran Corominas (11th), Hugo Boumous (70th and 90th), Jackichand Singh (84th) and Mourtada Fall (87th) scored for FC Goa to ensure that their side ended the league phase of the ISL on top spot. The top team at the end of the league stage of ISL has been guaranteed a berth in the 2021 AFC Champions League.