Asian Champions League – AFC (abridged as ACL) is a yearly mainland club football rivalry coordinated by the Asian Football Confederation and challenged by Asia’s top-division football clubs. It is the most renowned club rivalry in Asian football, played by the public association champions (and, for certain countries, at least one sprinter up) of their public associations.
The Asian Champion Club Tournament
Presented in 1967 as the Asian Champion Club Tournament, the opposition rebranded and took on its ongoing name in 2002 because of the consolidation between the Asian Club Championship, the Asian Cup Winners’ Cup, and the Asian Super Cup.
An aggregate of 40 clubs contends in the cooperative gathering phase of the opposition. Clubs from Asia’s most grounded public associations get programmed billets, with clubs from lower-positioned countries qualified to qualify through the passing end-of-the-season games, and they are likewise qualified to take an interest in the AFC Cup. The victor of the AFC Champions League meets all requirements for the FIFA Club World Cup.
The best club in the opposition is Al-Hilal with an aggregate of four titles. They are likewise the defending champs in the wake of bringing home their fourth championship in 2021.
The 2022 AFC Champions League is the 41st release of Asia’s head club football competition coordinated by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), and the twentieth under the ongoing AFC Champions League title.
This season is formally the last in a throughout the entire year (spring-to-harvest time) plan regardless of really being held from 2022 to 2023; from next season onwards the contests will change to a pre-winter to-spring schedule.
The victors of the competition will naturally meet all requirements for the 2023-24 AFC Champions League, entering the passing end of the season games, if they have not qualified through their homegrown performance. This release sees an expansion in quantities of fundamental players enlistment with 35 players who can be enrolled, up from 30 in past versions. This will make ready for additional unfamiliar players to be remembered for crew albeit the AFC “3+1” unfamiliar players rule will be active during the match.
Al-Hilal of Saudi Arabia is the reigning champs, having crushed Pohang Steelers in 2021 last.