AFC Champions League To Be Played In Qatar


Sydney FC’s AFC Champions League group campaign will get back underway in Doha, Qatar next month after an agreement was reached between the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and the Qatar Football Association (QFA).

The AFC Champions League (East), which will be played between November 18 and December 13, 2020, follows the successful completion of the AFC Champions League (West) in Qatar earlier this year.

Sydney FC have four group stage games remaining, as they come up against the might of Shanghai SIPG, Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors and Yokohama F. Marinos, with the 2020 Hyundai A-League Champions currently sitting in third place.


Head Coach Steve Corica said he was delighted to have everything confirmed and said the squad were looking forward to the challenge ahead.

“It’s pleasing to now know where we’ll be playing and when, and we’re looking forward to the trip providing we get the right bio security clearances and approvals,” he said.

“We have unfinished business in Group H and the boys are really looking forward to getting stuck back in against the best in Asia.

“These games will also provide the perfect platform for our preparations of the new season as we look to defend our Premiership and Championship crowns.”

Sydney FC’s remaining Group H fixtures*:

Thursday 19 November – Sydney FC v Shanghai SIPG – Kick off TBC

Wednesday 25 November – Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors v Sydney FC – Kick off TBC

Tuesday 1 December – Shanghai SIPG v Sydney FC – Kick off TBC

Friday 4 December – Sydney FC v Yokohama F. Marinos – Kick off TBC

A reminder for all Sydney FC 2020 AFC Champions League Members, as per previous correspondence you will have your three-game Membership rolled into the 2021 AFC Champions League Membership at no cost. For fans that still hold casually bought tickets for games, please contact Ticketek to arrange your refund.

*Please note fixture dates and kick off times are subject to change.