Chinese Super League AFC Champions League places may be cut

  News from this newspaper (Reporter Li Li) The top 8 teams in the East Asia region of the AFC Champions League this season have all been generated recently, and many teams have entered the knockout stage for the first time. The two teams representing the Chinese Super League, Shandong Taishan Team and Guangzhou Team, are in the group Out of the stage early.

Due to the dismal record of the Chinese Super League teams, the AFC technical points of the Chinese Super League are greatly affected, and the future AFC Champions League places of the Chinese Super League may be reduced to one.

  The top 8 teams in the AFC East Asia are Thailand's Pathum United, Malaysia's Johor Bahru, China's Hong Kong Kit Chi, South Korea's Jeonbuk Hyundai, South Korea's Daegu FC, Japan's Yokohama Mariners, Japan's Urawa Red Diamonds and Japan's Victory Ship Kobe.

Shandong Taishan team and Guangzhou team both sent young players around the age of 20 to play. As a result, the group stage results were 1 draw and 11 losses.

Among them, Shandong Taishan team has 1 draw and 5 losses, and Guangzhou team has lost all six games.

  After the group stage, the AFC technical points of the Chinese Super League were only 30.449 points, ranking only 15th in the league rankings of the member associations of the AFC.

Therefore, after the end of the AFC Champions League this season, when the AFC finalizes the AFC quota allocation plan for the 2024 and 2025 seasons based on technical points, the Chinese Super League is likely to have only one entry quota, that is, only the 2023 Super League champions are eligible. Participation, the other two teams can only go to participate in the AFC Cup.

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