Asian Champions League 2016 group stage draw in full

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Guangzhou R&F v Buriram Utd - Asian Champions League

Title holders will face A-League outfit Sydney FC in the group stages of the after being drawn together in Group H on Thursday.

Meanwhile the 2015’s finalists Al Ahli did not qualifiy after finishing seventh in the UAE Arabian Gulf League. The country’s direct slots will be occupied by Al Ain and Al Nasr.

Thai Premier League champions Buriram United have been drawn alongside J-League giants Sanfrecce Hiroshima and South Korea’s FC Seould in Group F. While Vietnamese side Becamex Binh Duong are pitted in Group E along with Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors and Jiangsu Sainty.

The Asian Champions League group stage draw result – as it happened:

Group A

1.Foolad Mobarakeh Sepahan (IRN)
2. Al Nasr (UAE)
3. Lokomotiv (UZB)
4. Al Ittihad (KSA) or Al Wehdat (JOR)

Group B

1. Al Nassr (KSA)
2. Zobahan (IRN)
3.Lekhwiya (QAT)
4. Bunyodkor (UZB) v Al Shabab (UAE)

Group C

1. Pakhtakor (UZB)
2. Al Hilal (KSA)
3. Tractorsazi Tabriz (IRN)
4. Al Jazira (UAE) or Al Sadd (QAT)

Group D

1. Al Ain (UAE)
2. Nasaf (UZB)
3. Al Ahli (KSA)
4. Naft Tehran (IRN) or El Jaish (QAT)

Group E

1. Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors (KOR)
2. Jiangsu Sainty (CHN)
3. Becamex Binh Duong (VIE)
4. Winner Playoff 2

Group F

1. Sanfrecce Hiroshima (JPN)
2. FC Seoul (KOR)
3. Buriram United (THA)
4. Winner Playoff 3

Group G

1. Melbourne Victory (AUS)
2. Japan 2nd Club (JPN)
3. Suwon Samsung Bluewings (KOR)
4. Winner Playoff 4

Group H

1. Guangzhou Evergrande (CHN)
2. Sydney FC (AUS)
3. Japan 3rd Club (JPN)
4. Winner Playoff East 1

Click here to see the Preliminary Stage & Playoff schedule.