Wednesday, 02 February 2011 – The AFC ushered in a new dawn for Asian club football by announcing the schedule of the continent’s new 32 best clubs to battle for the prestigious AFC Champions League (ACL) title as well as a place in the FIFA Club World Cup.

As the Official Direct Selling Supporter of the ACL, QNet is extremely excited that a new season is about to kick-off! All the action starts with the Group Stage next month, on 01 March 2011. The Group Stage will showcase 96 round-robin matches, followed by a one-leg round of 16. The eight winners will progress to the quarter-finals, played home and away, with the same format used for the semi-finals. The final will then take place in November. Phew! We’re exhausted just writing about it all! Can’t wait for the football to start again!

Event Schedule

Playoffs:                            12-13 February

Group Stage:                    01 March – 11 May

Round of 16:                     24-25 May

Quarter-finals:                 14 September and 27-28 September

Semi-finals:                     19 October and 26 October

Final:                                  04 November or 05 November

No. of Matches

Total Matches:    117

Group Stage:        96

Round of 16:         8

Quarter-finals:      8

Semi-finals:          4

Final:                      1

Participating Clubs

To access the 2011 season’s full fixtures, click here.

Dream. Perform. Achieve.

QNet, Official Direct Selling Supporter of the AFC Champions League.