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Nikon supports AFC Champions League 2013

March 1, 2013

AFC Champions League 2013, hosted by the AFC (Asian Football Confederation) will take place from Feb. 26, 2013 to Nov. 19, 2013.
In the Group Stage, 32 teams will be divided into eight groups of four. After home and away games, the top two teams of each group will advance to the knock-out stage.
The winner will have the chance to compete in the FIFA Club world cup, starting in Dec. 2013.
The club teams taking part are from the following countries:

UAE, Iran, Qatar, Uzbekistan, Saudi Arabia, China, Korea Republic, Thailand, Australia, Japan

A scene from AFC Champions League 2012

Nikon will support the event as an official sponsor. This means that the Nikon logo will be displayed around the pitch at each game and Nikon will operate a service depot providing support to official photographers at the matches.

Games will be broadcast in a number of countries, especially in Asia.

Moreover, Nikon will also sponsor the AFC CUP starting the same day. This competition is for club teams wanting to compete in next year's AFC Champions League whose position is 15-28 in the AFC ranking.