Bengaluru to face Jordan’s club in AFC Champions League preliminary

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Bengaluru, Dec 7 (IANS) I-League champions Bengaluru FC will face Jordan’s Al Wehdat SC in their Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League preliminary stage fixture in an away tie on January 31.

Bengaluru, the AFC Cup finalists need to win two single-legged tie to qualify to the group stages.

The winner of the tie will come up against Al Wahda of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the play-off stage to be played on February 7. Defeat in either of the games will see Bengaluru drop down to the group stages of the AFC Cup.

Al Wehdat are champions of the Jordan League for the last three seasons.

If Bengaluru plays in the AFC Cup, they will be clubbed with Maziya S&R (Maldives), Albani Dhaka Limited (Bangladesh) and one of Mohun Bagan, Colombo FC (Sri Lanka), Thimpu City (Bhutan) and Club Valencia (Maldives) who will battle it out in the preliminary stage of the Cup.

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