Tuesday, 10 December 2013 8:33 PM
The draw for the 2014 AFC Champions League was made at AFC House in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday afternoon.
The Hyundai A-League’s reigning Champions Central Coast Mariners have been handed a tough draw in Group F alongside current J.League Champions Sanfrecce Hiroshima (JPN), Korea Republic heavyweights FC Seoul (KOR), and the yet to be determined 3.1 East Asian Playoff Winner.
Premier’s Plate winners Western Sydney Wanderers, who will be making their debut in the Asian Champions League, have been drawn in Group H alongside, Guizhou Renhe (CHN), Ulsan Hyundai (KOR) and the J.League Runners-up.
Australia’s final representative in this season’s Asian Champions League, Melbourne Victory, will need to win one qualifier to earn their place in Group G.
The qualifier, which will be played over one leg, will see Kevin Muscat’s side take on the winner of Muangthong United (Thailand) vs. Pune (India)/Hanaoi T&T (Vietnam), with the date and location to be confirmed.
A win will see them progress through to the Group G with Guangzhou Evergrande, Jeonbuk Motors (Korea) and the knockout champions of Japan.