All you need to know about the AFC Champions League finals - dates, channels prize money and more
(goal.com) - All you need to know about the 2019 AFC Champions League final - date, broadcast channels, prizes and ex-champions of the most celebrated championship
In addition to the trophy and prize money, the AFC Champions League winners also qualify for the Club World Cup, where they will compete alongside the continental champions of Africa, Europe, North America, South America and Oceania.
Incidentally, Al Hilal and Urawa Red Diamonds also played in the 2017 AFC Champions League final, and while the Blue Wave gave a good account of themselves over the two legs, it was the Japanese team who won the title. Last year, Urawa Red Diamonds failed to qualify for the competition after a disappointing domestic campaign, while Al Hilal were knocked out at the end of the group stage.
Persepolis and Kashima Antlers reached the final of the AFC Champions League last season, when the latter were crowned champions after a 2-0 win in the first leg and a goalless draw in the second leg.
In this report, we learn about the dates of the 2019 AFC Champions League final, which channels will broadcast the matches, who the historical heroes are, and more...
When are the two 2019 AFC Champions League final matches?
The 2019 AFC Champions League final will be played over two legs, at the homes of both sides of the showdown as usual.
The first leg will at the home of the winner from the western section, Al-Hilal on Saturday, November 9, while the return leg will be played at the stadium of the winner from the eastern section, Urawa Red Diamonds on Sunday, November 24.
2019 AFC Champions League Final
|King Saud University Stadium, Riyadh||Saturday 9 November 2019,
12 Rabi I 1441,
19:30 KSA, 20:30 UAE
|Al Hilal - Urawa|
|Saitama Stadium||Sunday 24 November 2019,
27 Rabi I 1441,
13:00 KSA, 14:00 UAE
|Urawa - Al Hilal|
What were the results of the 2019 AFC Champions League semi-finals?
Al Hilal crushed Al Sadd in their home leg in the first leg of the AFC Champions League semi-finals and hung on in the reverse clash to book their place in the final.
Urawa Red Diamond won home and away over Guangzhou Evergrande in what was a somewhat one-sided final.
|Second Leg||Final Result|
|Al Sadd - Al Hilal||4-1||2-4||6-5|
Urawa Red Diamond - Guangzhou
On which channels will the 2019 AFC Champions League final be broadcast? And how to follow it online?
beIN Sports is the exclusive broadcaster of the 2019 AFC Champions League and will be the only station to televise both legs, although it has not been specified which channels will be allocated for the games.
The channels of the 2019 AFC Champions League final
|The Channels||The Date||The Match|
|beIN SPORTS HD||Saturday 9 November 2019
12 Rabi I 1441
|Al Hilal - Urawa Reds|
beIN SPORTS HD
|Sunday, November 24, 2019
27 Rabi I 1441
|Urawa Reds - Al Hilal|
beIN Sports doesn't only have television rights but also owns live video streaming rights so viewers can watch on the internet.
Meanwhile, the Arabic version of Goal will be on hand with live coverage and all the best moments and memorable events from the two matches, from about half an hour before the start of each match.
|Goal Arabic edition coverage||Online video streaming||The Match|
|Click here half an hour before the game||beIN CONNECT||Al Hilal - Urawa Reds|
|Click here half an hour before the game||beIN CONNECT||Urawa Reds - Al Hilal|
What are the prizes for the 2019 AFC Champions League?
The cash prizes in the AFC Champions League 2019 are divided into three different sections.
The first section is for travel expenses for all teams participating in the competition starting from the preliminary round. A fee of $ 40,000 is paid per team for each match they participate in, twice the amount the teams received in the last version.
The second section has performance and participation prizes, starting from $ 10,000 for each draw in the group stage, $ 100,000 for reaching the knockout stage and $ 250,000 for reaching the semi-finals.
The third section is the AFC Champions League 2019 Grand Prix, in which the eventual champion will receive $ 4 million and the runner-up $ 2 million.
So, a team can win as much as $ 5.66 million if they win every game, from the preliminary stage to the final.
AFC Champions League 2019 Prize Money
|Stage||Prize Money||Travel expenses|
|Group stage||Win: $50,000
|Round of 16||$100,000||$60,000|
Who are the former champions of the AFC Champions League?
South Korea's Pohang Steelers are the most successful club in the AFC Champions League with three titles to their names, while Ittihad Jeddah, Al Hilal, Esteghlal Tehran, Seongnam, Jeonbuk, Thai Farmers, Suwon Samsung, Al Sadd, Guangzhou Evergrande and Urawa Red Diamonds all won it twice each.
|The Team||When they won||Runner-up|
|Pohang Steelers - South Korea||3 (1997, 1998, 2009)||N/A|
|Al Hilal - Saudi Arabia||2 (1991, 2000)||4 (1986, 1987, 2014, 2017)|
|Independence - Iran||2 (1970, 1990-91)||2 (1991, 1999)|
|Seongnam - South Korea||2 (1995, 2010)||2 (1997, 2004)|
|Union - Saudi Arabia||2 (2004, 2005)||1 (2009)|
|Jeonbuk Hyundai - South Korea||2 (2006, 2016)||1 (2011)|
|Maccabi Tel Aviv||2 (1969, 1971)||N/A|
|Thai Farmers Bank||2 (1994, 1994-95)||N/A|
|Suwon Samsung - South Korea||2 (2001 , 2002)||N/A|
|Al Sadd - Qatar||2 (1989 , 2011)||N/A|
|Guangzhou Evergrande - China||2 (2013 , 2015)||N/A|
|Urawa Red Diamonds - Japan||2 (2007, 2017)||N/A|
|Gulibo Iwata - Japan||1 (1999)||2 (2000, 2001)|
|Al Ain - UAE||1 (2003)||2 (2005, 2016)|
|Hapoel Tel Aviv||1 (1967)||1 (1970)|
|Liaoning and Wen - China||1 (1990)||1 (1990-91)|
|Busan Ibark - South Korea||1 (1985-86)||N/A|
|Jeff United Chiba - Japan||1 (1986)||N/A|
|Tokyo Verde - Japan||1 (1987)||N/A|
|Bass Tehran - Iran||1 (1993)||N/A|
|Gamba Osaka - Japan||1 (2008)||N/A|
|Ulsan Hyundai - South Korea||1 (2012)||N/A|
Western Sydney Wanderers - Australia
|Kashima Antlers - Japan||1 (2018)||N/A|