2015 AFC Champions League group stage

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The 2015 AFC Champions League group stage was played from 24 February to 6 May 2015. A total of 32 teams competed in the group stage to decide the 16 places in the knockout stage of the 2015 AFC Champions League. [1]

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Draw

The draw for the group stage was held on 11 December 2014, 16:00 UTC+8, at the Petaling Jaya Hilton Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. [2] The 32 teams were drawn into eight groups of four. Teams from the same association could not be drawn into the same group.

The following 32 teams (16 from West Zone, 16 from East Zone) were entered into the group stage draw, which included the 24 automatic qualifiers and the eight qualifying play-off winners, whose identity was not known at the time of the draw:

ZoneTeams
West Zone
(Groups A–D)
East Zone
(Groups E–H)

Format

In the group stage, each group was played on a home-and-away round-robin basis. The winners and runners-up of each group advanced to the round of 16.

Tiebreakers

The teams are ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss). If tied on points, tiebreakers are applied in the following order: [1]

  1. Greater number of points obtained in the group matches between the teams concerned;
  2. Goal difference resulting from the group matches between the teams concerned;
  3. Greater number of goals scored in the group matches between the teams concerned;
  4. Greater number of away goals scored in the group matches between the teams concerned;
  5. If, after applying criteria 1 to 4, teams still have an equal ranking, criteria 1 to 4 are reapplied exclusively to the matches between the teams in question to determine their final rankings. If this procedure does not lead to a decision, criteria 6 to 10 apply;
  6. Goal difference in all the group matches;
  7. Greater number of goals scored in all the group matches;
  8. Penalty shoot-out if only two teams are involved and they are both on the field of play;
  9. Fewer score calculated according to the number of yellow and red cards received in the group matches (1 point for a single yellow card, 3 points for a red card as a consequence of two yellow cards, 3 points for a direct red card, 4 points for a yellow card followed by a direct red card);
  10. Team who belongs to the member association with the higher AFC ranking.

Groups

The matchdays were 24–25 February, 3–4 March, 17–18 March, 7–8 April, 21–22 April, and 5–6 May 2015. [3]

Group A

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification LEK PER NSR BYD
1 Flag of Qatar.svg Lekhwiya 641195+413Advance to knockout stage 3–0 1–1 1–0
2 Flag of Iran.svg Persepolis 640277012 3–0 1–0 2–1
3 Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Al-Nassr 622276+18 1–3 3–0 1–1
4 Flag of Uzbekistan.svg Bunyodkor 60152751 0–1 0–1 0–1
Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Persepolis Flag of Iran.svg 3–0 Flag of Qatar.svg Lekhwiya
Bengar Soccerball shade.svg 60'
Norouzi Soccerball shade.svg 66'
Nouri Soccerball shade.svg 83' (pen.)
Report
Azadi Stadium, Tehran
Attendance: 15,350
Referee: Hettikamkanamge Perera (Sri Lanka)

Bunyodkor Flag of Uzbekistan.svg 0–1 Flag of Iran.svg Persepolis
Report Nouri Soccerball shade.svg 21' (pen.)
Bunyodkor Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 21,285
Referee: Kim Dong-jin (South Korea)
Lekhwiya Flag of Qatar.svg 1–1 Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Al-Nassr
Weiss Soccerball shade.svg 51' Report Musa Soccerball shade.svg 47' (o.g.)

Bunyodkor Flag of Uzbekistan.svg 0–1 Flag of Qatar.svg Lekhwiya
Report Nam Tae-hee Soccerball shade.svg 28' (pen.)
Bunyodkor Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 9,820
Referee: Jumpei Iida (Japan)
Al-Nassr Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg 3–0 Flag of Iran.svg Persepolis
Mierzejewski Soccerball shade.svg 32'
Estoyanoff Soccerball shade.svg 86'
Al-Raheb Soccerball shade.svg 90+5'
Report

Persepolis Flag of Iran.svg 1–0 Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Al-Nassr
Taremi Soccerball shade.svg 62' (pen.) Report
Azadi Stadium, Tehran
Attendance: 100,000
Referee: Ma Ning (China)
Lekhwiya Flag of Qatar.svg 1–0 Flag of Uzbekistan.svg Bunyodkor
Weiss Soccerball shade.svg 43' Report

Bunyodkor Flag of Uzbekistan.svg 0–1 Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Al-Nassr
Report Mierzejewski Soccerball shade.svg 33'
Bunyodkor Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 3,153
Referee: Liu Kwok Man (Hong Kong)
Lekhwiya Flag of Qatar.svg 3–0 Flag of Iran.svg Persepolis
Msakni Soccerball shade.svg 69'
Nam Tae-hee Soccerball shade.svg 83'
Afif Soccerball shade.svg 90+3'
Report

Al-Nassr Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg 1–3 Flag of Qatar.svg Lekhwiya
Al-Raheb Soccerball shade.svg 36' Report Msakni Soccerball shade.svg 28'
Nam Tae-hee Soccerball shade.svg 32'
Soria Soccerball shade.svg 58' (pen.)
Persepolis Flag of Iran.svg 2–1 Flag of Uzbekistan.svg Bunyodkor
Nouri Soccerball shade.svg 49' (pen.)
Jurabaev Soccerball shade.svg 73' (o.g.)
Report Rashidov Soccerball shade.svg 61'
Azadi Stadium, Tehran
Attendance: 100,000
Referee: Yudai Yamamoto (Japan)

Group B

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification AIN NAF PAK SHB
1 Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg Al-Ain 633072+512Advance to knockout stage 3–0 1–1 0–0
2 Flag of Iran.svg Naft Tehran 62228808 1–1 1–1 2–1
3 Flag of Uzbekistan.svg Pakhtakor 61326826 0–1 2–1 0–2
4 Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Al-Shabab 61235835 0–1 0–3 2–2
Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Pakhtakor Flag of Uzbekistan.svg 2–1 Flag of Iran.svg Naft Tehran
Makharadze Soccerball shade.svg 48'
Sergeev Soccerball shade.svg 85'
Report Ghorbani Soccerball shade.svg 59'
Al-Ain Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg 0–0 Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Al-Shabab
Report

Naft Tehran Flag of Iran.svg 1–1 Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg Al-Ain
Kouroshi Soccerball shade.svg 50' Report Gyan Soccerball shade.svg 58' (pen.)
Azadi Stadium, Tehran
Attendance: 3,300
Referee: Tan Hai (China)
Al-Shabab Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg 2–2 Flag of Uzbekistan.svg Pakhtakor
Al-Khaibari Soccerball shade.svg 35'
Hazazi Soccerball shade.svg 84'
Report Sergeev Soccerball shade.svg 62'
Makharadze Soccerball shade.svg 71' (pen.)

Pakhtakor Flag of Uzbekistan.svg 0–1 Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg Al-Ain
Report Stoch Soccerball shade.svg 61'
Naft Tehran Flag of Iran.svg 2–1 Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Al-Shabab
Motahari Soccerball shade.svg 86'
Padovani Soccerball shade.svg 90'
Report Hazazi Soccerball shade.svg 43' (pen.)
Azadi Stadium, Tehran
Attendance: 1,560
Referee: Kim Dong-jin (South Korea)

Al-Ain Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg 1–1 Flag of Uzbekistan.svg Pakhtakor
Kembo Soccerball shade.svg 20' Report Sergeev Soccerball shade.svg 45+2'
Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain
Attendance: 6,872
Referee: Fahad Al-Marri (Qatar)
Al-Shabab Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg 0–3 Flag of Iran.svg Naft Tehran
Report Amiri Soccerball shade.svg 57'
Motahari Soccerball shade.svg 83'
Aliyari Soccerball shade.svg 90+1'

Naft Tehran Flag of Iran.svg 1–1 Flag of Uzbekistan.svg Pakhtakor
Rezaei Soccerball shade.svg 25' Report Kozak Soccerball shade.svg 36'
Azadi Stadium, Tehran
Attendance: 1,840
Referee: Kim Sang-woo (South Korea)
Al-Shabab Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg 0–1 Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg Al-Ain
Report Gyan Soccerball shade.svg 58'

Al-Ain Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg 3–0 Flag of Iran.svg Naft Tehran
Abdulrahman Soccerball shade.svg 63'
Gyan Soccerball shade.svg 74'
Kembo Soccerball shade.svg 87'
Report
Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain
Attendance: 4,299
Referee: Peter Green (Australia)

Group C

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification HIL SAD FOO LOK
1 Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Al-Hilal 641194+513Advance to knockout stage 2–1 2–0 3–1
2 Flag of Qatar.svg Al-Sadd 631299010 1–0 1–0 6–2
3 Flag of Iran.svg Foolad 61322426 0–0 0–0 1–0
4 Flag of Uzbekistan.svg Lokomotiv Tashkent 6114101334 1–2 5–0 1–1
Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Foolad Flag of Iran.svg 0–0 Flag of Qatar.svg Al-Sadd
Report
Ghadir Stadium, Ahvaz
Attendance: 37,843
Referee: Kim Sang-woo (South Korea)
Al-Hilal Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg 3–1 Flag of Uzbekistan.svg Lokomotiv Tashkent
Kariri Soccerball shade.svg 11'
Al-Salem Soccerball shade.svg 14'
Neves Soccerball shade.svg 71'
Report Mirzayev Soccerball shade.svg 39'

Lokomotiv Tashkent Flag of Uzbekistan.svg 1–1 Flag of Iran.svg Foolad
Zoteev Soccerball shade.svg 6' Report Jama'ati Soccerball shade.svg 32'
Lokomotiv Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 7,456
Referee: Ryuji Sato (Japan)
Al-Sadd Flag of Qatar.svg 1–0 Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Al-Hilal
Ibrahim Soccerball shade.svg 29' Report
Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 6,843
Referee: Ahmed Al-Kaf (Oman)

Foolad Flag of Iran.svg 0–0 Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Al-Hilal
Report
Ghadir Stadium, Ahvaz
Attendance: 37,452
Referee: Jarred Gillett (Australia)
Al-Sadd Flag of Qatar.svg 6–2 Flag of Uzbekistan.svg Lokomotiv Tashkent
Ibrahim Soccerball shade.svg 27' (pen.), 50'
Al-Haydos Soccerball shade.svg 34'
Belhadj Soccerball shade.svg 40'
Hassan Soccerball shade.svg 63'
Grafite Soccerball shade.svg 66'
Report Kojašević Soccerball shade.svg 56'
J. J. Hasanov Soccerball shade.svg 77' (pen.)
Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha
Attendance: 4,100
Referee: Ben Williams (Australia)

Lokomotiv Tashkent Flag of Uzbekistan.svg 5–0 Flag of Qatar.svg Al-Sadd
Bikmaev Soccerball shade.svg 7', 14'
Shoakhmedov Soccerball shade.svg 55'
Kojašević Soccerball shade.svg 79'
Koryan Soccerball shade.svg 90+1'
Report
Lokomotiv Stadium, Tashkent
Attendance: 3,852
Referee: Kim Dong-jin (South Korea)
Al-Hilal Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg 2–0 Flag of Iran.svg Foolad
Al-Shamrani Soccerball shade.svg 46'
Al-Shahrani Soccerball shade.svg 61'
Report

Lokomotiv Tashkent Flag of Uzbekistan.svg 1–2 Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Al-Hilal
Abdukholiqov Soccerball shade.svg 90+4' Report Al Abed Soccerball shade.svg 56'
Al-Zori Soccerball shade.svg 72'
Al-Sadd Flag of Qatar.svg 1–0 Flag of Iran.svg Foolad
Muriqui Soccerball shade.svg 42' Report

Foolad Flag of Iran.svg 1–0 Flag of Uzbekistan.svg Lokomotiv Tashkent
Jahantigh Soccerball shade.svg 89' Report
Ghadir Stadium, Ahvaz
Attendance: 2,142
Referee: Ma Ning (China)
Al-Hilal Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg 2–1 Flag of Qatar.svg Al-Sadd
Al-Salem Soccerball shade.svg 20'
Kasola Soccerball shade.svg 69' (o.g.)
Report Al-Haydos Soccerball shade.svg 32' (pen.)

Group D

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification AHS AHU NSF TRA
1 Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Al-Ahli 6330117+412Advance to knockout stage 2–1 2–1 2–0
2 Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg Al-Ahli 62228808 3–3 0–0 3–2
3 Flag of Uzbekistan.svg Nasaf Qarshi 62225508 0–0 0–1 2–1
4 Flag of Iran.svg Tractor Sazi 611471144 2–2 1–0 1–2
Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Nasaf Qarshi Flag of Uzbekistan.svg 2–1 Flag of Iran.svg Tractor Sazi
Shomurodov Soccerball shade.svg 46'
Karimov Soccerball shade.svg 52'
Report Edinho Soccerball shade.svg 32'
Qarshi Markaziy Stadium, Qarshi
Attendance: 11,160
Referee: Abdullah Al Hilali (Oman)
Al-Ahli Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg 3–3 Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Al-Ahli
Al Hammadi Soccerball shade.svg 19', 79'
Khalil Soccerball shade.svg 43'
Report Osvaldo Soccerball shade.svg 2'
Al-Mogahwi Soccerball shade.svg 41'
Al-Jassim Soccerball shade.svg 57'
Al-Rashid Stadium, Dubai
Attendance: 7,200
Referee: Minoru Tōjō (Japan)

Tractor Sazi Flag of Iran.svg 1–0 Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg Al-Ahli
Ahmadzadeh Soccerball shade.svg 40' Report
Al-Ahli Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg 2–1 Flag of Uzbekistan.svg Nasaf Qarshi
Al Soma Soccerball shade.svg 22'
Al-Amari Soccerball shade.svg 78'
Report Geworkýan Soccerball shade.svg 65'

Al-Ahli Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg 0–0 Flag of Uzbekistan.svg Nasaf Qarshi
Report
Al-Ahli Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg 2–0 Flag of Iran.svg Tractor Sazi
Al-Jassim Soccerball shade.svg 71', 79' Report
King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah
Attendance: 45,482
Referee: Ahmed Al-Kaf (Oman)

Tractor Sazi Flag of Iran.svg 2–2 Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Al-Ahli
Edinho Soccerball shade.svg 60'
Saghebi Soccerball shade.svg 77'
Report Al Soma Soccerball shade.svg 74', 90'
Yadegar-e-Emam Stadium, Tabriz
Attendance: 32,500
Referee: Ryuji Sato (Japan)
Nasaf Qarshi Flag of Uzbekistan.svg 0–1 Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg Al-Ahli
Report Ribeiro Soccerball shade.svg 81'

Al-Ahli Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg 2–1 Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg Al-Ahli
Abu Radeah Soccerball shade.svg 78'
Bruno César Soccerball shade.svg 90+4'
Report Ribeiro Soccerball shade.svg 16'

Al-Ahli Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg 3–2 Flag of Iran.svg Tractor Sazi
Ribeiro Soccerball shade.svg 58'
Khalil Soccerball shade.svg 77', 88'
Report Bayrami Soccerball shade.svg 21'
Nariman Jahan Soccerball shade.svg 67'
Al-Rashid Stadium, Dubai
Attendance: 3,540
Referee: Kim Dong-jin (South Korea)
Nasaf Qarshi Flag of Uzbekistan.svg 0–0 Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Al-Ahli
Report
Qarshi Markaziy Stadium, Qarshi
Attendance: 16,000
Referee: Masaaki Toma (Japan)

Group E

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification KSW JHM SLT BBD
1 Flag of Japan.svg Kashiwa Reysol 6321149+511Advance to knockout stage 3–2 2–1 5–1
2 Flag of South Korea.svg Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 6321146+811 0–0 4–1 3–0
3 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Shandong Luneng Taishan 6213131747 4–4 1–4 3–1
4 Flag of Vietnam.svg Becamex Bình Dương 611461594 1–0 1–1 2–3
Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors Flag of South Korea.svg 0–0 Flag of Japan.svg Kashiwa Reysol
Report
Jeonju World Cup Stadium, Jeonju
Attendance: 13,422
Referee: Chris Beath (Australia)
Becamex Bình Dương Flag of Vietnam.svg 2–3 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Shandong Luneng Taishan
Oseni Soccerball shade.svg 48'
Wang Qiang Soccerball shade.svg 56' (o.g.)
Report Wang Yongpo Soccerball shade.svg 47'
Yang Xu Soccerball shade.svg 61', 81'

Kashiwa Reysol Flag of Japan.svg 5–1 Flag of Vietnam.svg Becamex Bình Dương
Kudo Soccerball shade.svg 42', 67'
Vranković Soccerball shade.svg 44' (o.g.)
Kim Chang-soo Soccerball shade.svg 56'
Otani Soccerball shade.svg 75'
Report Oseni Soccerball shade.svg 82'


Shandong Luneng Taishan Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 4–4 Flag of Japan.svg Kashiwa Reysol
Wang Yongpo Soccerball shade.svg 4'
Júnior Urso Soccerball shade.svg 34'
Montillo Soccerball shade.svg 37'
Yang Xu Soccerball shade.svg 49' (pen.)
Report Leandro Soccerball shade.svg 23'
Kudo Soccerball shade.svg 29'
Cristiano Soccerball shade.svg 32', 76'

Kashiwa Reysol Flag of Japan.svg 3–2 Flag of South Korea.svg Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Eduardo Soccerball shade.svg 9'
Taketomi Soccerball shade.svg 20', 39'
Report Lee Dong-gook Soccerball shade.svg 67', 81'

Group F

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification GAM SNM BUR GRF
1 Flag of Japan.svg Gamba Osaka 6312107+310Advance to knockout stage 2–1 1–1 0–2
2 Flag of South Korea.svg Seongnam FC 631275+210 2–0 2–1 0–0
3 Flag of Thailand.svg Buriram United 6312127+510 1–2 2–1 5–0
4 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Guangzhou R&F 6114313104 0–5 0–1 1–2
Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Gamba Osaka Flag of Japan.svg 0–2 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Guangzhou R&F
Report Hamdallah Soccerball shade.svg 10'
Wang Song Soccerball shade.svg 80'
Osaka Expo '70 Stadium, Suita
Attendance: 8,848
Referee: Mohsen Torky (Iran)

Seongnam FC Flag of South Korea.svg 2–0 Flag of Japan.svg Gamba Osaka
Bueno Soccerball shade.svg 8' (pen.)
Hwang Ui-jo Soccerball shade.svg 67'
Report

Guangzhou R&F Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 0–1 Flag of South Korea.svg Seongnam FC
Report Hwang Ui-jo Soccerball shade.svg 27'
Yuexiushan Stadium, Guangzhou
Attendance: 8,638
Referee: Fahad Al-Marri (Qatar)
Gamba Osaka Flag of Japan.svg 1–1 Flag of Thailand.svg Buriram United
Abe Soccerball shade.svg 39' Report Theeraton Soccerball shade.svg 62'
Osaka Expo '70 Stadium, Suita
Attendance: 6,469
Referee: Alireza Faghani (Iran)

Seongnam FC Flag of South Korea.svg 0–0 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Guangzhou R&F
Report
Buriram United Flag of Thailand.svg 1–2 Flag of Japan.svg Gamba Osaka
Theeraton Soccerball shade.svg 9' Report Lins Soccerball shade.svg 41'
Omori Soccerball shade.svg 87'
New I-Mobile Stadium, Buriram
Attendance: 23,987
Referee: Ahmed Al-Kaf (Oman)

Seongnam FC Flag of South Korea.svg 2–1 Flag of Thailand.svg Buriram United
Kim Do-heon Soccerball shade.svg 27' (pen.)
Nam Joon-jae Soccerball shade.svg 38'
Report Diogo Soccerball shade.svg 77'
Guangzhou R&F Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 0–5 Flag of Japan.svg Gamba Osaka
Report Patric Soccerball shade.svg 14', 45'
Abe Soccerball shade.svg 44', 68'
Usami Soccerball shade.svg 70'
Yuexiushan Stadium, Guangzhou
Attendance: 8,647
Referee: Adham Makhadmeh (Jordan)

Buriram United Flag of Thailand.svg 5–0 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Guangzhou R&F
Diogo Soccerball shade.svg 12', 38', 56'
Túñez Soccerball shade.svg 36'
Macena Soccerball shade.svg 59'
Report

Group G

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification BJG SSB BRI URA
1 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Beijing Guoan 632163+311Advance to knockout stage 1–0 0–1 2–0
2 Flag of South Korea.svg Suwon Samsung Bluewings 6321118+311 1–1 3–1 2–1
3 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Brisbane Roar 62137927 0–1 3–3 1–2
4 Flag of Japan.svg Urawa Red Diamonds 61145944 1–1 1–2 0–1
Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Brisbane Roar Flag of Australia (converted).svg 0–1 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Beijing Guoan
Report Shao Jiayi Soccerball shade.svg 90+3'
Robina Stadium, Gold Coast
Attendance: 6,851
Referee: Ahmed Al-Kaf (Oman)

Urawa Red Diamonds Flag of Japan.svg 0–1 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Brisbane Roar
Report Borrello Soccerball shade.svg 3'
Saitama Stadium 2002, Saitama
Attendance: 13,527
Referee: Ilgiz Tantashev (Uzbekistan)

Brisbane Roar Flag of Australia (converted).svg 3–3 Flag of South Korea.svg Suwon Samsung Bluewings
Borrello Soccerball shade.svg 13'
Clut Soccerball shade.svg 22', 80'
Report Seo Jung-jin Soccerball shade.svg 39', 50'
Jong Tae-se Soccerball shade.svg 71'

Urawa Red Diamonds Flag of Japan.svg 1–1 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Beijing Guoan
Makino Soccerball shade.svg 74' Report Yu Dabao Soccerball shade.svg 33'
Saitama Stadium 2002, Saitama
Attendance: 13,683
Referee: Abdullah Balideh (Qatar)

Urawa Red Diamonds Flag of Japan.svg 1–2 Flag of South Korea.svg Suwon Samsung Bluewings
Ljubijankić Soccerball shade.svg 69' Report Ko Cha-won Soccerball shade.svg 74'
Kaio Soccerball shade.svg 89'
Saitama Stadium 2002, Saitama
Attendance: 13,924
Referee: Ahmed Al-Kaf (Oman)
Beijing Guoan Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 0–1 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Brisbane Roar
Report Kaluđerović Soccerball shade.svg 39'
Workers Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 35,578
Referee: Valentin Kovalenko (Uzbekistan)

Brisbane Roar Flag of Australia (converted).svg 1–2 Flag of Japan.svg Urawa Red Diamonds
Kaluđerović Soccerball shade.svg 70' Report Koroki Soccerball shade.svg 24'
Muto Soccerball shade.svg 57'
Robina Stadium, Gold Coast
Attendance: 5,941
Referee: Alireza Faghani (Iran)

Group H

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification GET SEO WSW KSM
1 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Guangzhou Evergrande 631299010Advance to knockout stage 1–0 0–2 4–3
2 Flag of South Korea.svg FC Seoul 623154+19 0–0 0–0 1–0
3 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Western Sydney Wanderers 622297+28 2–3 1–1 1–2
4 Flag of Japan.svg Kashima Antlers 6204101336 2–1 2–3 1–3
Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Kashima Antlers Flag of Japan.svg 1–3 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Western Sydney Wanderers
Doi Soccerball shade.svg 68' Report Shoji Soccerball shade.svg 54' (o.g.)
Takahagi Soccerball shade.svg 86'
Bridge Soccerball shade.svg 90+3'
Guangzhou Evergrande Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 1–0 Flag of South Korea.svg FC Seoul
Goulart Soccerball shade.svg 31' Report

Western Sydney Wanderers Flag of Australia (converted).svg 2–3 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Guangzhou Evergrande
La Rocca Soccerball shade.svg 57'
Castelen Soccerball shade.svg 90+5'
Report Goulart Soccerball shade.svg 19', 58', 64'
FC Seoul Flag of South Korea.svg 1–0 Flag of Japan.svg Kashima Antlers
Kim Jin-kyu Soccerball shade.svg 66' Report
Seoul World Cup Stadium, Seoul
Attendance: 5,790
Referee: Alireza Faghani (Iran)

Guangzhou Evergrande Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 4–3 Flag of Japan.svg Kashima Antlers
Goulart Soccerball shade.svg 10', 62'
Elkeson Soccerball shade.svg 57'
Zhao Xuri Soccerball shade.svg 90+2'
Report Takasaki Soccerball shade.svg 36'
Doi Soccerball shade.svg 51'
Shibasaki Soccerball shade.svg 90+3'

Western Sydney Wanderers Flag of Australia (converted).svg 1–1 Flag of South Korea.svg FC Seoul
Bulut Soccerball shade.svg 12' Report Go Yo-han Soccerball shade.svg 72'

Western Sydney Wanderers Flag of Australia (converted).svg 1–2 Flag of Japan.svg Kashima Antlers
Rukavytsya Soccerball shade.svg 24' Report Doi Soccerball shade.svg 66'
Kanazaki Soccerball shade.svg 90+1'
Parramatta Stadium, Sydney
Attendance: 5,221
Referee: Khamis Al-Marri (Qatar)
FC Seoul Flag of South Korea.svg 0–0 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Guangzhou Evergrande
Report

Guangzhou Evergrande Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 0–2 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Western Sydney Wanderers
Report Bridge Soccerball shade.svg 33'
Juric Soccerball shade.svg 90+3'
Tianhe Stadium, Guangzhou
Attendance: 35,641
Referee: Nawaf Shukralla (Bahrain)
Kashima Antlers Flag of Japan.svg 2–3 Flag of South Korea.svg FC Seoul
Akasaki Soccerball shade.svg 8'
Shibasaki Soccerball shade.svg 79'
Report Lee Woong-hee Soccerball shade.svg 36'
Osmar Soccerball shade.svg 51'
Molina Soccerball shade.svg 90+1'
Kashima Soccer Stadium, Kashima
Attendance: 19,233
Referee: Abdullah Al Hilali (Oman)

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The AFC Fourth Round of 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification was decided by a random draw conducted in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 27 June 2008. The round commenced on 6 September 2008, and finished on 17 June 2009.

The 2009 AFC Champions League group stage was played from 10 March to 20 May 2009. A total of 32 teams competed in the group stage to decide the 16 places in the knock-out stage of the 2009 AFC Champions League.

The 2009 AFC Champions League knockout stage was played from 26 May to 7 November 2009. A total of 16 teams competed in the knockout stage to decide the champions of the 2009 AFC Champions League.

The 2010 AFC Champions League group stage matches took place between 23 February and 28 April 2010.

The AFC First Round of 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification was contested between 39 AFC members.

The AFC Second Round of 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification was contested between the 10 group winners from the First Round split across 2 groups.

A total of 32 teams, 16 from West Asia and 16 from East Asia, competed in the 2011 AFC Champions League group stage. They included 30 direct entries and 2 winners of the qualifying play-off.

This page provides the summaries of the AFC Third Round matches for 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification.

The 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification was a qualification process organized by the AFC to determine the participating teams for the 2015 AFC Asian Cup. The 2015 AFC Asian Cup, hosted by Australia, featured 16 teams.

The 2012 AFC Champions League group stage was contested by a total of 32 teams. They included:

The group stage of the 2013 AFC Champions League was played from 26 February to 1 May 2013. A total of 32 teams competed in the group stage.

The group stage of the 2014 AFC Champions League was played from 25 February to 23 April 2014. A total of 32 teams competed in the group stage.

The knock-out stage of the 2014 AFC Champions League was played from 6 May to 1 November 2014. A total of 16 teams competed in the knock-out stage.

The 2016 AFC Champions League group stage was played from 23 February to 4 May 2016. A total of 32 teams competed in the group stage to decide the 16 places in the knockout stage of the 2016 AFC Champions League.

The 2017 AFC Champions League group stage was played from 20 February to 10 May 2017. A total of 32 teams competed in the group stage to decide the 16 places in the knockout stage of the 2017 AFC Champions League.

The 2018 AFC Champions League group stage was played from 12 February to 18 April 2018. A total of 32 teams competed in the group stage to decide the 16 places in the knockout stage of the 2018 AFC Champions League.

The 2019 AFC Champions League group stage was played from 4 March to 29 May 2019. A total of 32 teams competed in the group stage to decide the 16 places in the knockout stage of the 2019 AFC Champions League. The postponement of Group A fixture between Zob Ahan and Al-Nassr made the group stage conclude a week behind schedule.

The 2021 AFC Champions League group stage was played from 14 to 30 April 2021 for the West Region and from 22 June to 11 July 2021 for the East Region. A total of 40 teams competed in the group stage to decide the 16 places in the knockout stage of the 2021 AFC Champions League.

References

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  2. "AFC Champions League 2015 Draw". AFC. 12 December 2014.
  3. "AFC Calendar of Competitions 2015" (PDF). AFC.