The Asian Football Confederation has officially changed this year’s knock-out stage to be held in a neutral venue instead of playing two legs per round.
If Ahed were able to beat Muharraq in the West Zone semi finals on 20-21 September, they will be facing the winner between Al Kuwait and Al Salt in the zonal final on 20 October. The final of the AFC Cup will then be played on 5 November. The venues of these matches are still to be announced by the AFC.
This change in the AFC Cup schedule will be implemented in the AFC Champions League too. Could we see the same system implemented in the World Cup qualifiers?