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I know this is a tad premature but this is the first time any time any team I have supported has qualified for a continental competition.

I'll be attending at least one Away Game ands would love to hear others plans.

The draw hasn't happend yet but these are the countries we could face:



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What’s the difference between this and the champions league? Knockout games?
Countries are divided in different zones and play group games.

We're in the South East Asian Zone, if we get out of our group there are then knock-out games against the other group winners in our South East Asian zone.

If we win the South East Asian Zone, which Giancarlo Gallifuoco did with Kuala Lumpur City last season, you then play the other Zones winners in knockout games that decide who wins the AFC Cup.


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Australia Cup Dates - tbc but last years fixtures were

21/7 - 3/8 - R32
10/8 - 17/8 - R16
28/8 - 31/8 - QF
11/9 - 14/9 - SF
1/10 Cup final


StageRoundDraw dateFirst legSecond leg
Group stageMatchday 1TBD20–21 September 2023
Matchday 24–5 October 2023
Matchday 325–26 October 2023
Matchday 48–9 November 2023
Matchday 529–30 November 2023
Matchday 613–14 December 2023
Knockout stageZonal semi-finals5–6 February 2024
Zonal finalsTBD22 February 2024
Inter-zone play-off semi-finals6–7 March 202413–14 March 2024
Inter-zone play-off final17-Apr-2424-Apr-24

So if we have a decent Australia Cup run we will have 3 games before Matchday 1 of the AFC Cup, followed by 2 more games before Matchday 2 and then the start of the season around 6th October.


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I can't remember from last time, do we expect the AFC Cup home games to be included in the membership next season or will they be extra?

FFC Mariner

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I can't remember from last time, do we expect the AFC Cup home games to be included in the membership next season or will they be extra?
Have always been a stand alone membership in previous seasons.
Pretty cheap IIRC. Used to do 3 game passes for the group games.
Also wildly over priced official tours for people who think going to Asia without tour guides is somehow dangerous (it isnt)


Anyone think that this
qualification could keep the cumdog here for next season? Wouldn't you much rather strutting your wares on this stage than in India. I could see a Korean or Japanese team coming in for him January if he scores a few in this comp.


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I would be disappointed if he went to India, not because I begrudge him the money, but if he leaves for OS I sill think he adds a different option for the Socceroos and I feel he will do his NT chances no good in India. Maybe a stint in the MLS

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