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AFC Cup final could be held in Bengaluru

01:05 BST 24/09/2017
Kanteerava stadium before AFC Cup semifinal between Bengaluru FC and Johor Darul Ta'zim
The final of the second tier continental competition could possibly be held in the Garden City…

It’s not just the Under-17 World Cup which is being held in India as the country could possibly host the AFC Cup final too. The city of Bengaluru could witness the finals of the AFC Cup 2017 come November 4.

For this to actualize, Bengaluru FC needs to defeat FC Istiklol of Tajistan in the Inter-Zonal final over the two legs. ]

According to sources close to Goal, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) officials have already started communication with the two clubs informing them of this possibility.

Last year it was the winner of the West Zone who got the opportunity to host the final. Iraq’s Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya hosted the final in Doha as games couldn’t be held in Baghdad over security concerns.

It is reliably learnt that this time around the winner of the Inter-Zonal final of the East zone would get the chance to play host.

Fans in Bengaluru would hope that the Blues progress into the final so that India gets to host its first ever AFC Cup final.

Bengaluru FC face Istiklol on Wednesday in the first leg with the return fixture in Bengaluru scheduled for October 18.