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AFC Cup 2023-24 Knockout Stage Draw: Zone-wise break down

Published at :December 28, 2023 at 3:54 PM
Modified at :January 14, 2024 at 12:35 AM
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Gourav Samal

Odisha FC will be representing India in the Inter Zonal semi-finals of the AFC Cup.

After the conclusion of the group stage, the 2023-24 AFC Cup is set to progress to the knockout stage scheduled for February and March of 2024. 

A total of 11 teams have advanced to the next stage of the competition after being distributed into nine groups across five different zones during the group stage matches.

Teams who have qualified for the AFC Cup Knockout Stage 

Western Zone 

Al Ahed (Lebanon)

Al Kahrabaa SC (Iraq)

Al Nahda (Oman)’

Al Riffa (Bahrain)

Central Zone 

FC Abdysh-Ata (Kyrgystan)

South Zone 

Odisha FC (India)


Central Coast Mariners (Australia)

Macarthur FC (Australia)

Phnom Penh Crown FC (Cambodia)

Sabah FC (Malaysia)

East Zone 

Taichung Futuro FC (Taiwan)

Knockout Fixtures for AFC Cup 2023-24

West Zone 

Semi Final 1 – Al Riffa Vs Al Nahda 

Semi Final 2 – Al Ahed FC Vs Al Kahrabaa SC

  • Matches will be played in two legs with a home and away fixture
  • First Leg will be played on February 12th and 13th of 2024 at the venue of Team A.
  • Second Leg will be played on February 19th and 20th of 2024 at the venue of Team B.
  • The two winners from both the semi-finals will enter the West Zone Final. 

West Zone Final 

Al Riffa/Al Nahda Vs Al Ahed FC/Al Kahrabaa SC 

  • The matches will be played on 16th and 23rd April of 2024.


Semi Final 1 – Macarthur FC vs Sabah FC – 12th February, 2024

Semi Final 2 – Central Coast Mariners vs Phnom Penh Crown FC – 13th February, 2024

ASEAN Zone Final 

Macarthur FC/Sabah FC vs Central Coast Mariners/Phnom Penh Crown FC – 22nd February 2024

Inter-Zonal Semi-finals 

Semi Final 1 – FC Abdysh-Ata vs Taichung Futuro FC

Semi Final 2Odisha FC vs ASEAN Zone Final Winner 

  • It will be played in a two-legged structure.
  • Matches will be played between 6th-14th of March. 

Inter Zonal Finals 

FC Abdysh-Ata/Taichung Futuro FC Vs Odisha FC/ASEAN Winner 

  • Matches will be played in a two-legged structure. 
  • First match will be played on 17th April and the second on 24th of April, 2024.

AFC Cup 2023-24 Final 

Winner of West Zone Final Vs Winner of Inter-Zonal Final – 5th May, 2024.

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