HÀ NỘI — The dates for the all-Vietnamese AFC Cup Zonal final have been set.
The Asian Football Confederation announced the draw for the AFC Cup 2019 knockout stage in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Tuesday.
The ASEAN Zonal Final will see Becamex Bình Dương hosting Hà Nội FC at Bình Dương Stadium on July 31. The second leg will be played on August 7 at Hàng Đẫy Stadium in Hà Nội.
The ASEAN winners will play Altyn Asyr of Turkmenistan, the 2018 runners-up, in the Inter-zone Semi-final on August 20, with the return leg on August 27.
The team are home to 12 national team players who played at the Asian Cup 2019 in January.
The other inter-zone semi-final will be between Abahani Limited Dhaka of Bangladesh and 4.25 SC from North Korea, with their matches on August 21 and August 28.
The winners of the inter-zone semi-finals will take part in the two-leg inter-zone final on September 25 and October 2 to decide which team advances to the AFC Cup final against the West Zonal champions.
The West Zonal Final will see Al Jazeera of Jordan versus Lebanon's Al Ahed FC on September 24 and October 1.
The AFC Cup final is scheduled for November 2. — VNS