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Saigon FC to play group stage of 2021 AFC Cup in Singapore
  • | VOV | March 02, 2021 10:08 PM
As one of the nation’s representatives in the 2021 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup, Saigon FC will play their fixtures in the group stage of the competition in Singapore between June 22 and June 28.

The team have been drawn in Group H alongside Lion City Sailors FC of Singapore, Kedah Darul Aman FC of Malaysia, and the winners of an upcoming play-off match.

In addition to hosting games in Group H, Singapore will also host fixtures in Group I, with matches featuring Geylang International FC of Singapore, Terengganu FC of Malaysia, and Kaya–Iloilo of the Philippines.

Elsewhere in the tournament, Hanoi FC are due to play in Group G, although a host country for this group has yet to be identified.

In choosing a host for games in the group stage, the AFC expect that the host country only enforces a four-day isolation period for arrivals. This therefore ruled out Vietnam as a potential host for games due to the country implementing a 14-day quarantine period for arrivals.

Due to the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the AFC Cup group stage will see each group played on a single round-robin basis at centralised venues, as opposed to games being played across two legs at home and away as in previous years.

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