Viettel FC have been selected in the third seed group in East Asia, alongside United City of the Philippines, Johor Darul Ta'zim of Malaysia, Tampines Rovers of Singapore, and Kitchee of Hong Kong (China).
Elsewhere, BG Pathum United FC of Thailand are in the first seed group, whilst the other Thai club in the competition Port are in the second seed group.
This means Viettel FC are likely to play one of the Thai clubs in order to cruise into the next round.
The 40th iteration of the tournament features the participation of 40 teams from both East Asia and West Asia.
In total 20 teams from East Asia have been divided into five groups, with the five group winners and three second-placed teams set to progress through to the knock-out stage.
The draw for the AFC Champions League’s group matches is scheduled to be held on January 27 at the AFC’s headquarters in Malaysia.
Group matches will then be held from April 21 to May 7 with home and away games to take place in a specific venue.