AFC Champions League 2024 Fixtures, Schedule & How to Watch Match in India

The 40th edition of the AFC Champions League, Asia’s premier club football tournament begins on 14 April 2024. The tournament is the first to involve 40 teams during the group stage, with an increase from the previous 32 teams. How to watch AFC Champions League live streaming online or on TV channel in India? AFC Champions League fixtures and schedule.

The winners of the tournament will automatically qualify for the 2024 AFC Champions League, entering the qualifying play-offs, if they have not qualified through their domestic performance. The winners of the 2024 AFC Champions League will also qualify for the 2024 FIFA Club World Cup in Japan, and if they are from Japan, the runners-up will also qualify.

South Korean club Ulsan Hyundai are the defending champions, having won 2024 final. This is the first time that FC Goa will be representing India in the competition.

The 40 teams will be divided into ten groups with the winners of each group advancing to the knockout stage. The six best second-placed teams three from the East Region and three from the West will also qualify and progress to the knockout stage.

The West Region fixtures will be held between April 14-30, while the corresponding East ones will take place between June and July 20. The 40 teams will be divided into ten groups of four teams per group. Five of these ten groups feature teams from East Asia, while the other five are made up of West Asian Teams.

Each time of a group will play the other teams in the group twice. Teams from East Asia and West Asia are seeded separate entirely until the final match of the tournament. winners of the group stages are drawn against the runner ups, and at each stage of the knockouts, teams play twice, home and away. The final is contested between winners of West Asia group v/s Winners of East Asia Group.


The following 40 teams will be partaking in the competition in 2024-

East Asia

  1.  Guangzhou
  2. Beijing Guoan     
  3. Kawasaki Frontale       
  4. Gamba Osaka      
  5. Nagoya Grampus
  6. Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors   
  7. Ulsan Hyundai
  8. Pohang Steelers
  9. BG Pathum United      
  10. Port   
  11. Ratchaburi Mitr Phol
  12. Sydney FC 
  13. United City        
  14. Viettel       
  15. Johor Darul Ta’zim    
  16. Tampines Rovers       
  17. Kitchee

West Asia

  1.  Al-Duhail
  2. Al-Sadd
  3. Al-Rayyan        
  4. Al-Hilal    
  5. Al-Nassr  
  6. Al-Ahli     
  7. Persepolis        
  8. Tractor    
  9. Esteghlal
  10. Sharjah   
  11. Shabab Al-Ahli
  12. Al-Shorta
  13. Pakhtakor        
  14. Al-Wehdat       
  15. F.C. Goa
  16. Istiklol

AFC Champions League 2024 Fixtures

Wednesday, April 14

Persepolis FC vs Al Wahda – 8:00 PM IST

FC Goa vs Al Rayyan – 10:30 PM IST

Saturday, April 17

Al Wahda vs FC Goa – 8:00 PM IST

Al Rayyan SC vs Persepolis FC – 10:30 PM IST

Tuesday, April 20

Al Wahda vs Al Rayyan – 8:00 PM IST

Persepolis FC vs FC Goa – 10:30 PM IST

Friday, April 23

Al Rayyan SC vs Al Wahda – 8:30 PM IST

FC Goa vs Persepolis FC – 10:30 PM IST

Monday, April 26

Al Wahda vs Persepolis FC – 8:00 PM IST

Al Rayyan vs FC Goa – 10:30 PM IST

Thursday, April 29

Persepolis FC vs Al Rayyan – 8:00 PM IST

FC Goa vs Al Wahda – 10:30 PM IST

Schedule for AFC Champions League 2024

The AFC Champions League group stage begins on Wednesday, April 14 for West Asia and From June 21 for East Asia.

The Round of 16 Matches would be held from 13-15 September 2024.

Quarter Finals will be held between 27-29 September 2024.

Semi Finals would be held from 19–20 October 2024 for the 1st leg  ;  26–27 October 2024 for the 2nd leg

Finals of AFC Champions League 2024 will be held on 21 November 2024 for the 1st Leg ; 27 November 2024 for the 2nd leg.


The venues for all the matches of AFC Champions League 2024 are limited because of the Covid-19 Situation. Following are the venues for the competition

  • Groups A and D: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Group B: Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
  • Group C: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Group E: Margao, India
  • Groups F, G and J: Thailand
  • Groups H and I: The venues for these groups will be announced later.

AFC Champions League 2024 Live Streaming in India

The broadcasting rights for the AFC Champions League in India is acquired by Star Sports 3 TV channel in India for all matches of FC Goa. All the other matches can be streamed using Disney+ Hotstar.

Download the Hotstar app to watch AFC Champions League 2024 live streaming matches in India.