Asian Champions League

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Iran and Saudi Arabia tensions leave Asian Champions League in a mess
New stars brought high hopes for the competition – but old rivalries and politics are once again rearing their ugly heads

John Duerden

05, Oct, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Asian Football Confederation may be sued for allowing multi-club ownership
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) is facing a potential legal challenge after seemingly ignoring its own regulations on multi-club ownership to allow three clubs owned by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) to take part in the Asian Champions League

Exclusive by Ed Aarons

14, Sep, 2023 @4:00 PM

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Can an Asian Women’s Champions League help close the football gap with Europe? | Paul Williams
Development at club level in Asia is key for growth, and Australia’s A-League Women can be standard bearers of the new AFC competition

Paul Williams

01, Sep, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Cristiano Ronaldo, Snoop Dogg and Asia's glamour club – the second coming of Alistair Edwards | Paul Williams
The former Perth Glory coach is almost a forgotten man in A-League circles but has flourished as technical director of Malaysian side JDT

Paul Williams

20, Apr, 2022 @5:30 PM

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How Saudi Arabian football is thriving with two big targets in sight
Unbeaten national team are in line to qualify for Qatar World Cup and Al-Hilal are Asian Champions League final favourites

John Duerden

28, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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'No games, nothing to do': coronavirus wreaks havoc with Asian football
Coronavirus has brought a halt to the J-League, the K-League and the CSL, with the Olympics weighing heavily on minds

John Duerden in Seoul

11, Mar, 2020 @11:56 AM

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Ange Postecoglou showed us the chasm – but soon we could miss out in Asia entirely | Richard Parkin
Yokohama Marinos gave Sydney FC a footballing lesson, but losing 2022 ACL places could hurt more

Richard Parkin

19, Feb, 2020 @4:30 PM

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Call for Fifa's Salman al-Khalifa to step down if Hakeem al-Araibi is not freed
World Players Association questions why there has been no statement from the football body’s vice-president

Helen Davidson

25, Jan, 2019 @10:14 PM

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Sydney FC's failure in Asia is instructive for A-League finals opponents
Sydney FC swept all aside to win consecutive A-League premierships, but for championship rivals Asia shows clues to their shortcomings

Ante Jukic

27, Apr, 2018 @10:00 PM

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David Squires on ... Australian clubs in the Asian Champions League
Our resident cartoonist examines the often-fraught relationship between A-League teams and the ACL

David Squires

01, Mar, 2017 @7:00 PM

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Tough draws for A-League sides in Asian Champions League group stage | John Duerden
Australia’s three representatives in the continental tournament will have to be at their very best if they are to negotiate tricky routes handed to them in Asia

John Duerden

14, Dec, 2016 @12:14 AM

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No reason why A-League duo cannot dare to dream of Asian glory | John Duerden
An unpredictable tournament has put Sydney FC and Melbourne Victory on the path to emulating Western Sydney Wanderers in the Asian Champions League

John Duerden

16, May, 2016 @8:30 PM

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