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2019 AFC Cup: Who is the opponent of Hanoi FC champion in the Inter-zone play-off semi-finals?

2019 AFC Cup: Who is the opponent of Hanoi FC champion in the Inter-zone play-off semi-finals?

Hanoi FC has reached the 2019 AFC Cup Inter-zone play-off semi-finals after overcoming domestic competitor Becamex Binh Duong FC in the Southeast Asian Finals.

The Purple-Yellows won a minimum 1-0 victory in the first leg away at Go Dau Stadium in Binh Duong and continued with a minimum victory of 1-0 in the return match on Hang Day stadium in Hanoi on Wednesday.

This victory means that Hanoi has become the new Southeast Asian champion at the AFC Cup and won a place in the inter-regional semi-final where they will seek to advance further in the second division for Asian clubs.

But who will they face in the next 2019 AFC Cup rounds?

No one else but Turkmenistan's giant Altyn Asyr FC. Central Asia club won a semi-regional semi-final spot after winning the Group D of the AFC Cup.

They ranked before FC Istiklol of Tajikistan, FC Dordoi of the Kyrgyz Republic and another Tajikistan club, FC Khujand, after winning 10 points from six group matches.

Altyn Asyr has consistently held the championship in the Turkmenistan First Division since 2014 and also won the Turkmenistan Super Cup a few weeks ago - their fifth Super Cup!

Meanwhile, Abahani Dhaka of Bangladesh will confront Korea's April 25 SC in another match of the inter-regional semi-final. The winning teams of the two semi-finals will face each other in the Inter-regional Final.

The winner of the Inter-regional Finals will then advance to the 2019 AFC Cup final, where they will face the winning team in the West Asia Regional Final between Al Jazeera Club of Jordan and Al. Ahed FC of Lebanon.

The knockout round of 2019 AFC Cup:

Inter-zone play-off semi-finals - Hanoi FC vs Altyn Asyr FC - August 20th and August 27th

Inter-zone play-off semi-finals - Abahani Dhaka vs April 25th SC - August 21th and August 28th

Inter-regional finals - Teams won the Inter-regional 1 semi-finals and the Inter-regional semi-final team from 1th to 25th September and October 2nd

West Asia Zonal final - Al Jazeera Club vs Al Ahed FC - September 24th and October 1st

2019 Cup Finals - West Asia Champion vs Inter-regional Champion