Tasnim – KUALA LUMPUR, Defending champion Mes Sungun Varzaghan has learned its rivals at the AFC Futsal Club Championship 2019.
Mes Sungun, who became the fourth Iranian club to win the tournament in 2018, was pitted against three-time champion Nagoya Oceans of Japan, United Arab Emirates’ Al-Dhafra Sports & Cultural Club and first timer Kazma SC of Kuwait in Group D.
Thailand’s Port Futsal Club will be counting on home support when it takes on Kyrgyz Republic’s FC Erem and newcomer Shenzhen Nanling Tielang of China PR and Korea Republic’s Star FS Seoul in Group A in the tenth edition of the championship.
Last year’s runner-up, Vietnamese champion Thai Son Nam FC will be making its sixth appearance in the annual tournament and was drawn in Group B with Iraq’s Naft Al Wasat, who finished fourth in Yogyakarta, Al Rayyan of Qatar and Uzbekistan’s AGMK FC.
Group C will also be keenly contested as Lebanon’s Bank of Beirut, who finished third last year, Indonesia’s Vamos FC, debutant Soro Company of Tajikistan and Myanmar’s Victoria University College FC complete the line up.
The tournament will be held in Bangkok on August 7-18 with 32 matches to be played.