AFC Champions League draw for 2013

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    The Central Coast Mariners have been drawn against Guizhou Renhe from China, Korean side Suwon Samsung Bluewings and the winner of the Japanese Emperor’s Cup which will be known on 1 January 2013 for next year’s AFC Champions League.

    The draw, which was made in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday, saw A-League champions Brisbane pooled in Group E, providing they beat Thailand’s Buriram United in a play-off.

    Should they succeed, the Roar will play against FC Seoul from Korea, Japan’s Vegalta Sendai and Chinese outfit Jiangsu Sainty.

    Group A

    Al Shabab (KSA)
    Al Jazira (UAE)
    Tractorsazi Tabriz (IRI)
    El Jaish (QAT)

    Group B

    Lekhwiya (QAT)
    Al Ettifaq (KSA)
    Pakhtakor (UZB)
    Play-off 1 (IRI/UAE)

    Group C

    Foolad Sepahan (IRI)
    Al Gharafa (QAT)
    Al Ahli (KSA)
    Play-off 2 (UAE/UZB)

    Group D

    Al Ain (UAE)
    Esteghlal (IRI)
    Al Rayyan (QAT)
    Al Hilal (KSA)

    Group E

    FC Seoul (KOR)
    Brisbane Roar (AUS)/Buriram United (THA)
    Vegalta Sendai (JPN)
    Jiangsu Sainty (CHN)

    Group F

    Guangzhou Evergrande (CHN)
    Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors (KOR)
    Muangthong United (THA)
    Urawa Red Diamonds (JPN)

    Group G

    Sanfrecce Hiroshima (JPN)
    Beijing Guoan (CHN)
    Pohang Steelers (KOR)
    Bunyodkor (UZB)

    Group H

    Central Coast Mariners (AUS)
    Emperor’s Cup winner (JPN)
    Guizhou Renhe (CHN)
    Suwon Bluewings (KOR)

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