Kuala Lumpur: Port Futsal Club will be counting on home support when they take on Kyrgyz Republic’s FC Erem and newcomers Shenzhen Nanling Tielang of China PR and Korea Republic’s Star FS Seoul in Group A in the tenth edition of the AFC Futsal Club Championship.
Asia’s top 16 futsal clubs identified their group rivals at Thursday’s official AFC Futsal Club Championship Thailand 2019 Draw in Kuala Lumpur.
Last year’s runners-up, Vietnamese champions Thai Son Nam FC will be making their sixth appearance in the annual tournament and were drawn in Group B with Iraq’s Naft Al Wasat, who finished fourth in Yogyakarta, Al Rayyan of Qatar and Uzbekistan’s AGMK FC.
Group C will also be keenly contested as Lebanon’s Bank of Beirut, who finished third last year, Indonesia’s Vamos FC, debutants Soro Company of Tajikistan and Myanmar’s Victoria University College FC complete the line up.
Group D promises to be a sizzler with title holders Mes Sungun Varzaghan, who became the fourth Iranian club to win the tournament in 2018, were pitted against three-time champions Nagoya Oceans of Japan, United Arab Emirates’ Al-Dhafra Sports & Cultural Club and first timers Kazma SC of Kuwait.
The tournament - to be held on August 7-18 - with 32 matches to be played, will be held in Bangkok.
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