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Indian Football Team Fixtures for AFC Champions League and AFC Cup

The reigning ISL and I-League champions are all set to make their AFC Champions League 2022 and AFC Cup debuts. And so, we’re presenting you all the Indian football team fixtures for AFC Champions League and AFC Cup both.

The group stages of AFC Champions League (ACL) 2022 is all set to kick-off from April 15, 2022.

With all matches playing in centralised venues, the Eastern region group stage matches are between April 15 to May 1.

On the other hand, the Western region matches will all play from May 10 to May 26.

Indian Football Team Fixtures for AFC Champions League and AFC Cup

When Will Champions Mumbai City Play Their ACL 2022 Matches?

Sergio Lobera’s Mumbai City FC side won the ISL League Winners Shield as well as the ISL title last season.

Because of becoming champions thus in the 2020/21 season, they will make their continental debut next year.

They will be only be the second Indian club to play in the group stages of ACL. They’re featuring in the AFC Champions League after FC Goa, who played earlier in 2021.

So now, Indian Super League (ISL) champions Mumbai City are all set to begin their campaign in the group stages. They are among the West Region teams in the ACL.

Therefore, their ACL 2022 group stage matches will commence from May 10, 2022.

The Islanders will play their group stage matches between May 10 to May 26 at a centralized venue.

What About the AFC Cup 2022 Matches?

The 2020/21 I-League champions Gokulam Kerala have earned a direct slot in the group stages of AFC Cup 2022.

And ISL 2020/21 runners-up are ATK Mohun Bagan, who will also play AFC Cup 2022, but not the group stages.

Gokulam Kerala are in the South Asia Zone along with 2021 Bangladesh Premier League winners (yet to be decided) and 2020/21 Dhivehi Premier League (Maldives) champions Maziya S&RC.

And these South Asian Zone group matches will be played in a centralised venue between May 18 and May 24.

Meanwhile, ISL runners-up ATK Mohun Bagan will play their play-off game on April 19, 2022.

What About the Indian Women’s Football Team?

AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022 is currently scheduled for September 13 to 25, 2021.

The AFC Executive Committee has decided to provide greater flexibility in finalising the dates for the qualifiers for this.

For this Indian women’s football team, they are taking into consideration the challenges that may arise.

Obstacles may include the availability of hosts, team travel arrangements, quarantine, and medical measures imposed by several nations.