Melbourne Victory has been drawn in Group G for the 2016 AFC Champions League.
Melbourne Victory has been placed in Group G for the 2016 AFC Champions League after the draw was conducted at the Petaling Jaya Hilton Hotel in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday.
The Hyundai A-League Premiers and Champions were placed in Group G alongside Korea Republic's Suwon Samsung Bluewings, the second-placed club from Japan and a playoff winner.
The Japanese team will be confirmed in January, while the playoff winner will be either Shanghai SIPG (China), Muangthong United (Thailand) or Johor Darul Ta'zim (Malaysia).
Match dates and other details will be confirmed in due course. Victory will play all of its Group Stage home games at AAMI Park.
The Group Stage begins on February 23, with the top two teams from each group to progress to the Knockout Stage.
The winner of the 2016 AFC Champions League will qualify for the 2016 FIFA Club World Cup.
AFC Champions League 2016
Group A: Foolad Mobarakeh Sepahan (IRN), Al Nasr (UAE), Lokomotiv (UZB), Winner of Playoff 1 (West)
Group B: AL Nassr (KSA), Zob Ahan (IRN), Lekhwiya (QAT), Winner of Playoff 3 (West)
Group C: Pakhtakor (UZB), Al Hilal (KSA), Tractor Sazi (IRN), Winner of Playoff 4 (West)
Group D: Al Ain (UAE), Nasaf (UZB), Al Ahli (KSA), Winner of Playoff 2 (West)
Group E: Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors (KOR), Jiangsu Sainty (CHN), Becamex Binh Duong (VIE), Winner of Playoff 2 (East)
Group F: Sanfrecce Hiroshima (JPN), FC Seoul (KOR), Buriram United (THA), Winner of Playoff 3 (East)
Group G: Melbourne Victory (AUS), Japan 2nd club (JPN), Suwon Samsung Bluewings (KOR), Winner of Playoff 4 (East)
Group H: Guangzhou Evergrande (CHN), Sydney FC (AUS), Japan 3rd club (JPN), Winner of Playoff 1 (East)
Preliminary Stage One (East Zone): January 27
Preliminary Stage Two (East Zone): February 2
Playoffs (West and East Zones): February 9
Group Stage: February 23/24 (MD1), March 1/2 (MD2), March 15/16 (MD3), April 5/6 (MD4), April 19/20 (MD5), May 3/4 (MD6)
Round of 16: May 17/18 (1st Leg), May 24/25 (2nd Leg)
Quarter Finals: September 13/14 (1st Leg), September 20/21 (2nd Leg)
Semi Finals: October 18/19 (1st Leg), October 25/26 (2nd Leg)
Final: November 19 (1st Leg), November 26 (2nd Leg)
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