• Kyodo


Newly crowned J. League champions Gamba Osaka were drawn in Group F with Seongnam Ilhwa, Buriram United and one of four east zone playoff winners for the 2015 Asian Champions League on Thursday.

The draw for the eight A-to-H groups was held at the Asian Football Confederation’s headquarters in Kuala Lumpur. The group phase of the continental club championship starts Feb. 24, with the home-and-away final set for Nov. 7 and 21.

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