ACL2017 MD 1 WSW vs Urawa, AFC Cup playoffs: Dordoi vs Hosilot previews

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Western Sydney Wanderers FC vs Urawa Reds

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Its the 1st time that both plays each other

Its the 3rd time that Urawa will play against an Australian team, the previous occations were vs Sydney FC and Brisbane Roar

Its the 4th time that WSW will play against a Japanese team, the previous occations were vs Kawasaki Frontale, Sanfrecce Hiroshima and Kashima Antlers

This year marks the 10 anniversary of the first time that Urawa Reds became the 1st Japanese team to win the AFC Champions League

This year also marks the 10 anniversary of the historic debut of the Australian teams in the AFC Champions League, this since Australia became an AFC Member Association from January 1st, 2006.

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Dordoi vs Hosilot

After defeating Balkan in the previous round now Dordoi will look to finally qualify to the AFC Cup group stage after in 2015 they failed to qualify when they were eliminated by Ahal from Turkmenistan

Its the 1st time that both teams play each other

Its the 3rd time that Dordoi will play against a Tajik club, in the previous editions were vs Regar TadAZ and Vakhsh in the now defunct AFC President´s Cup.

For Hosilot they eliminated Sheen Asmayee without any problems in both matches played in Dushanbe and now they will look to qualify for the group stage in their debut in the tournament, their first attempt, they want to become the 4th Tajik team to play in a AFC Cup group stage.

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