2016/17 Arab Club Championship

Discussion in 'AFC: Tournaments' started by Yas-The-Gunner, Nov 2, 2016.

  1. Yas-The-Gunner

    Aug 2, 2006
    London
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Country:
    Iraq
    Full details: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016–17_Arab_Club_Championship

    A few qualifying games have been played already. There are 10 Asian teams and 10 African teams in the tournament. I think 6 Asian teams and 6 African teams will qualify for the group stage. Qualifying rounds end in March, group stage starts in July. From the group stage onwards, Egypt will host the tournament. Group stage followed by semi finals and final in August.

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  2. Suren01

    Suren01 Member+

    Apr 9, 2012
    Netherlands
    Country:
    Iraq
    Naft Al-Wasat will play their qualifying home games at Franso Hariri Stadium in Erbil.
     
  3. druryfire

    druryfire Member

    Sep 10, 2007
    England
    Asian Section

    Round 1

    Al Ahed : Riffa

    Round 2

    Shabab Al-Khalil : Winner of Round 1

    Round 3
    Naft Al-Wasat : Al Jaish
    Fanja : Winner of Round 2

    African Section

    Round 1


    Played in a group stage format in Djibouti

    Dekedaha 0:0 Volcan Club
    Djibouti Telecom 0:0 Volcan Club
    Djibouti Telecom 1:1 Dekedaha

    Round 2
    Al Merrikh : Djibouti Telecom

    Round 3
    Tevragh-Zeina : Winner of Round 2

     
  4. druryfire

    druryfire Member

    Sep 10, 2007
    England
    Notes
    1. ^ Qatar were allocated one group stage slot, but chose not to participate due to scheduling difficulties with other tournaments.
    2. ^ Kuwait were allocated one preliminary round slot, but could not participate due to FIFA's suspension of its football association.
    3. ^ Yemen were allocated one preliminary round slot, but did not participate due to war/security issues.
    4. ^ As the tournament's hosts (from the group stage onwards), Egypt were allocated two group stage slots as opposed to one, and Algeria were therefore allocated just one group stage slot rather than two.
    5. ^ Libya were allocated one preliminary round slot, but did not participate due to war/security issues.
     
  5. Yas-The-Gunner

    Aug 2, 2006
    London
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Country:
    Iraq
    Al-Ahed defeated Al-Riffa 5-1 on aggregate, through to the next round. Naft Al-Wasat to face Al-Jaish in a few days time, hosted in Beirut.

    Edit: Didn't realise another thread has been made for this tournament since this one. Can they be merged?
     
  6. Parisian75

    Parisian75 Member

    Mar 13, 2015
    they can delete the thread that i created. it'll be easier
     
  7. Parisian75

    Parisian75 Member

    Mar 13, 2015
    Naft Al Wasat qualify for the 2016–17 Arab Club Championship group stage after beating Al Jaysh from Syria
     
    Suren01 repped this.
  8. Parisian75

    Parisian75 Member

    Mar 13, 2015
    Leg 1: Ahed (Lebanon) 2-1 Fanja (Oman)
    Leg 2: February 8

    Lebanese side played with only one foreign player.
     
  9. druryfire

    druryfire Member

    Sep 10, 2007
    England
    Al Merrikh 2:1 Djibouti Telecom (over two legs)
     
  10. Parisian75

    Parisian75 Member

    Mar 13, 2015
    Ahed 6-1 Fanja (over two legs)
     
  11. AlleXyS

    AlleXyS Member

    Apr 22, 2014
    Club:
    FC Steaua Bucuresti
    Country:
    Romania
    Al Merreikh don't play the best 11? Because if yes, must beat with better goal difference :D they play every year in CAF Champions League final rounds, can't believe that can beat only 1-0 or 2-1 a team from Djibouti :))

    anyway, hope all teams will threat seriously this competition, Al Ahly, Zamalek, EST, Al Merreikh (African Zone) are very strong.
     
  12. Parisian75

    Parisian75 Member

    Mar 13, 2015
    They are trying to get a certification from FIFA
     
  13. Yas-The-Gunner

    Aug 2, 2006
    London
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Country:
    Iraq
    The draw for the groups will take place very shortly

    Here is what the trophy looks like:

     
  14. Yas-The-Gunner

    Aug 2, 2006
    London
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Country:
    Iraq
    Group A:
    Al-Ahly (Egypt)
    Al-Faisaly (Jordan)
    NA Hussein Dey (Algeria)
    Al-Wahda (UAE) - replacement for Al-Ain who withdrew

    Group B:
    Al-Zamalek (Egypt)
    FUS Rabat (Morocco)
    Al-Nassr (Saudi Arabia)
    Al-Ahed (Lebanon)

    Group C:
    Al-Merrikh (Sudan)
    Al-Hilal (Saudi Arabia)
    Naft Al-Wasat (Iraq)
    ES Tunis (Tunisia)
     
  15. Yas-The-Gunner

    Aug 2, 2006
    London
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Country:
    Iraq
    Anyone watching this tournament? (It's streamed live on ac.twitter.com). Refereeing has been an absolute shambles so far.
     
  16. al ittihady

    al ittihady Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    Club:
    Al Ittihad Jeddah
    Country:
    Saudi Arabia
    Its a timepass forced tournament for most of the clubs..I think its failure this time will be final nail into the coffin that the tournament should not be played any more..
     
  17. al ittihady

    al ittihady Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    Club:
    Al Ittihad Jeddah
    Country:
    Saudi Arabia
    A low level tourney marred by low sportsmanship by Faysaly Jordan players. They almost assaulted the referee. Sad
     
  18. hammad_friend

    hammad_friend Member

    Dec 26, 2005
    Dubai, Karachi
    Club:
    Al Hilal Riyadh
    Country:
    Saudi Arabia
    first time ever that Egyptian teams lost in a tournament being played in Egypt. Surprisingly, Ahli lost twice against the same team.
     

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