The draws for the AFC Champions League & AFC Cup 2013 Knockout Stages will be held at the AFC House, Kuala Lumpur, on June 20, 2013. The clubs who have qualified from Round of 16 will participate in two separate open draws to find out their opponents in the knockout stages of the AFC Champions League and AFC Cup 2013.
Al Ahli (KSA), Al Shabab (KSA), Guangzhou Evergrande (CHN), Esteghlal (IRN), Kashiwa Reysol (JPN), FC Seoul (KOR), Lekhwiya (QAT)
and Buriram United (THA) are the eight clubs who have qualified for the 2013 AFC Champions League Quarter-Finals.
Tehran-based football club, Esteghlal, has previously claimed the championship of this tournament for two times. Blues are eager to add their third stars in this season, as the players have managed to perform very well in the competition.
The eight clubs who have qualified for the 2013 AFC Cup Quarter-Finals are Kuwait SC (KUW), Qadsia (KUW), Al Faisaly (JOR) , Al Shorta (SYR), East Bengal (IND), New Radiant (MDV), Semen Padang (IDN), Kitchee (HKG).
The 2013 AFC Champions League is the 32nd edition of the top-level Asian club football tournament organized by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), and the 11th under the current AFC Champions League title. The winner will qualify for the 2013 FIFA Club World Cup. The 2013 AFC Cup is the 10th edition of the AFC Cup, a football competition for clubs from “developing countries” in Asia.