Credit: Twitter

Credit: Twitter

Mumbai City FC, the champions of the Indian Super League (ISL), are set to play Neymar Jr.’s Al Hilal in their AFC Champions League 2023-24 group stage fixture on November 6, 2023. The game will be played at the Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex in Pune, as their home ground, Andheri Sports Complex, cannot match the guidelines of the AFC. The ticket sales for all the AFC matches in Pune are set to start in the first week of September.

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According to Anil Dias, who is a reporter for the Indian Express, only 9000 out of the possible 11,000 tickets will be sold for the AFC matches. The rest of the 2,000 seats are expected to be reserved for special guests, actors, and politicians.  The tickets are expected to be more expensive than usual considering the demand and the stature of the game and to be sold out quickly. There is still no information on where the tickets will be available.

The club also hinted at the start of ticket sales on Twitter as it posted the ticket emoji, the soon emoji, and the side eye emoji.

Mumbai City have a tough task on their hands as they face Al Hilal, who finished third in the SPL last season. The players will also get a chance to go up against one of their idols, Neymar Jr., a former Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain player who was recently signed by Al Hilal.

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The Saudi club is the tournament’s most successful team, winning the competition four times and finishing in second place five times. The other two teams in the group that will play in Pune are FC Nassaji Mazandaran of Iran and PFC Navbahor Namangan of Uzbekistan. Mumbai City's matches against these teams will take place on September 18 and December 4, respectively.