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AFC Champions League clubs to use Qatar 2022 facilities

AFC Champions League teams that will train in the eastern part of the country will use the Qatar 2022 World Cup facilities that are available.

AFC Champions League clubs to use Qatar 2022 facilities
KARIM JAAFAR AFP

The organising committee of the AFC Champions League for East Asia has announced the availability of the Qatar 2022 training pitches for teams training in the eastern part of the country, during their stay in the city of Doha that begins on November 18.

The participating teams will not carry out their training in the stadiums designed to host the matches of the event. The stadium of the Al Sadd Jasim bin Hamad club along with three other World Cup stadiums are all equipped with cooling technology. According to the schedule, the matches will be played in the afternoons considering the time difference between the city of Doha and the other Asian capitals.

The teams from the eastern part of the continent participating in the competition have started arriving in Doha. Among them are FC Seoul, Ulsan Hyundai United and Jeonbuk Hyundai of South Korea, Sydney and Perth Glory of Asturalia, and Gwangju Evergrande of China.

Japanese clubs land last

Qatar continues to receive the teams until November 21, since the Vissel Kobe and Yokohama F Marinos teams from Japan will be the last to arrive in the Qatari capital, where all the teams will undergo the covid-19 PCR test.

Highest standards of protection in place

So far everything has gone to plan with the covid-19 medical protocols, to which all participants in the event are subjected to, with the aim of offering the highest standards of protection from the pandemic, thanks to a series of strict preventative measures aimed at keeping everything safe.

The state of Qatar, through the local organising committee, intends on making the continental event a success regardless of the circumstances and conditions, as all obligations under sanitary restrictions will be met.