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How to watch 2020 AFC Champions League matches live in the US

The AFC Champions League is the pre-eminent club football competition in Asia. Who will take out this season's crown?

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AFC Champions League

The AFC Champions League, also known as the Asian Champions League, is a club soccer competition open to teams from right across the continent.

Following a series of qualifying matches and criteria, 32 teams make the main tournament, split into 8 groups. They initially compete in a round robin format. The top 2 teams in each group then progress to the knockout rounds.

When is the AFC Champions League?

The group stage of this year’s AFC Champions League got underway in early February. The teams play each side in their group home and away. The third round of group matches was scheduled for the week starting March 1, but the coronavirus outbreak forced a six-month postponement of the fixtures.

The competition re-started on September 15 for teams in the western zone, although it has been beset by more issues related to COVID-19. The eastern zone, which includes teams from Japan, Korea, Australia, Malaysia, Thailand and others, is scheduled to resume in November.

How to watch the AFC Champions League in the US

If and when the tournament resumes properly, the AFC Champions League broadcast rights in the US are held by sports streaming service beIN Sports. That means you have a range of options for tuning into the action on the pitch.

Stream the AFC Champions League on beIN Sports

beIN Sports Connect is an online streaming platform that has live streams of the beIN Sports and beIN Sports en Español channels. It also has additional, exclusive content that can be found on beIN Sports Connect 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, plus beIN Sports LaLiga TV where you can catch awesome action from the top Spanish soccer league.

beIN Sports is free for customers of participating TV providers. Simply head to the beIN Sports Connect website, choose your TV provider from the list provided and log in with your credentials.

Stream AFC Champions League with FuboTV

If you are yet to try FuboTV, it has a 7-day free trial for new users. While FuboTV has a focus on sports, it also has access to TV shows, movies and news. Plans include more than 100 TV channels.

Subscriptions to FuboTV start at $59.99 a month and the channel line-ups include beIN Sports channels. You can also choose to customize your subscription with add-ons and extra features.

Stream AFC Champions League on FuboTV

Use FuboTV's free trial to access beIN SPORTS channels.

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Stream AFC Champions League with Sling TV

Sling TV‘s World Sports add-on channel pack, which costs $10 a month, includes the beIN Sports channels. You can opt for the add-on when you subscribe to one of Sling TV’s base Blue or Orange channel packs, priced at $30 a month each or a discounted $45 per month to get both.

New Sling TV users generally get a 3-day free trial. You also have the option of subscribing to World Sports directly and you can get 7 days of access for free.

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Catch the AFC Champions League on Sling TV.

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Stream Asian Champions League with Fanatiz

beIN Sports content is included in the Basic plan for streaming service Fanatiz, which is priced at $7.99 a month. New users get a 7-day free trial, so you have the opportunity to test it all out to see if it covers your streaming needs.

Live stream Asian Champions League with Vidgo

Relative newcomer Vidgo offers a Core channel pack which includes beIN Sports for $40 a month, plus a range of other channels like ESPN, Disney Channel, ABC, FOX and more.

You can also choose the Latino pack, designed for Spanish speakers. It costs $15 a month and carries beIN Sports en Español. The service offers a 3-day free trial.

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