The group stage draw for the 2019 AFC Champions League is set to take place in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday, 22 November at 7.30pm (AEDT).
Hyundai A-League clubs are drawn into the East Region and will fall into Groups E-H.
Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC are directly entering the group stage, courtesy of their respective Hyundai A-League 2017/18 Championship and Premiership triumphs.
Newcastle Jets, meanwhile, must enter through the qualifying play-offs stage.
Scroll down to see how the Jets can qualify for the group stage.
Here’s who the Hyundai A-League clubs could potentially face in the 2019 AFC Champions League Group Stage.
Direct Group Stage qualifiers
- Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors (2018 K1 League champions)
- Shanghai SIPG (2018 Chinese Super League champions)
- Guangzhou Evergrande (2018 Chinese Super League runners up)
- Kawasaki Frontale (2018 J1 League champions)
- Buriram United (2018 Thai League 1 champions)
- Johor Darul Ta'zim (2018 Malaysia Super League champions)
Potential direct Group Stage qualifiers
- Ulsan Hyundai (possible 2018 K1 League runners up or Korean FA Cup winners)
- Gyeongnam FC (possible 2018 K1 League runners up)
- Daegu FC (possible 2018 Korean FA Cup winners)
- Shandong Luneng (possible 2018 Chinese FA Cup winners)
- Beijing Guoan (possible 2018 Chinese FA Cup winners)
- Emperor's Cup winner (Urawa Red Diamonds, Vegalta Sendai, Montedio Yamagata, Kashima Antlers or Ventforet Kofu)
Possible Group Stage qualifiers through play-offs
- Chiangrai United (Thailand)
- Bangkok United (Thailand)
- J1 League second/third/fourth place (TBC)
- K1 League third/fourth place (TBC)
- Perak (Malaysia)
- Kitchee (Hong Kong)
- Ha Noi (Vietnam)
- Ceres-Negros (Philippines)
- Yangon United (Myanmar)
- Indonesia's Liga 1 champions (TBC)
How do Newcastle Jets qualify for the group stage?
On the other hand, Hyundai A-League 2017/18 Grand Finalists Newcastle Jets are qualifying play-off participants, and will play either Singapore’s Home United or the Indonesian Liga 1 Champions in a preliminary round two clash held on February 12, 2019.
Should Ernie Merrick’s side progress through that encounter, they will travel to Japan to take on the J-League’s fourth place finisher in a play-off round fixture on February 19, 2019.
Currently, Consadole Sapporo hold fourth position in the J-League with two match days remaining, with reigning AFC Champions League winners Kashima Antlers just one point ahead in third spot.