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AFC Champions League
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The 2017 AFC Champions League is the 36th edition of Asia's premier club football tournament organized by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), and the 15th under the current AFC Champions League title.

The winners of the 2017 AFC Champions League will qualify as the AFC representative at the 2017 FIFA Club World Cup in the United Arab Emirates.
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors are the defending champions, but they were excluded from the 2017 season due to a bribery scandal in the domestic K League Classic. Jeonbuk appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, but their request for provisional measures was rejected on 3 February.

The AFC Competitions Committee proposed a revamp of the AFC club competitions on 25 January 2014, which was ratified by the AFC Executive Committee on 16 April 2014. The 46 AFC member associations (excluding the associate member Northern Mariana Islands) are ranked based on their national team's and clubs' performance over the last four years in AFC competitions, with the allocation of slots for the 2017 and 2018 editions of the AFC club competitions determined by the 2016 AFC rankings (Entry Manual Article 2.2):
The associations are split into two regions.
- West Region consists of the associations from the West Asian Football Federation (WAFF), the Central Asian Football Association (CAFA), and the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF).

- East Region consists of the associations from the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) and the East Asian Football Federation (EAFF).

- In each region, there are four groups in the group stage, including a total of 12 direct slots, with the 4 remaining slots filled through play-offs.

The top 12 associations in each region as per the AFC rankings are eligible to enter the AFC Champions League, as long as they fulfill the AFC Champions League criteria:
- The top six associations in each region get at least one direct slot in the group stage, while the remaining associations get only play-off slots:
- The associations ranked 1st and 2nd each gets three direct slots and one play-off slot (in play-off round).
- The associations ranked 3rd gets two direct slots and two play-off slots (both in play-off round).
- The associations ranked 4th gets two direct slots and two play-off slots (both in preliminary round 2).
- The associations ranked 5th gets one direct slot and two play-off slots (both in preliminary round 2).
-The associations ranked 6th gets one direct slot and one play-off slot (in preliminary round 2).
- The associations ranked 7th to 12th each gets one play-off slot (in preliminary round 1).

The maximum number of slots for each association is one-third of the total number of clubs in the top division.
If any association gives up its direct slots, they are redistributed to the highest eligible association, with each association limited to a maximum of three direct slots.

If any association gives up its play-off slots, they are annulled and not redistributed to any other association.
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RE: AFC Champions League
West Region:
1 2 United Arab Emirates
2 3 Saudi Arabia
3 4 Iran
4 5 Qatar
5 9 Uzbekistan
6 10 Iraq
7 11 Kuwait
8 13 Syria
9 15 Jordan
10 18 India
11 19 Bahrain
12 20 Lebanon

East Region:
1 1 South Korea
2 6 Japan
3 7 China
4 8 Australia
5 12 Thailand
6 14 Hong Kong
7 16 Vietnam
8 17 Malaysia
9 21 Indonesia
10 24 Myanmar
11 25 Philippines
12 27 Singapore
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RE: AFC Champions League
West Region:
United Arab Emirates Al-Ahli
United Arab Emirates Al-Jazira
United Arab Emirates Al-Ain
Saudi Arabia Al-Ahli
Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal
Saudi Arabia Al-Taawoun
Iran Esteghlal Khuzestan
Iran Zob Ahan
Iran Persepolis
Qatar Al-Rayyan
Qatar Lekhwiya 2016
Uzbekistan Lokomotiv Tashkent
Al-Wahda
Saudi Arabia Al-Fateh
Iran Esteghlal
Qatar El Jaish
Qatar Al-Sadd
Uzbekistan Bunyodkor
Nasaf Qarshi
Jordan Al-Wehdat
India Bengaluru FC
Bahrain Al-Hidd

East:
FC Seoul
South Korea Suwon Samsung Bluewings
South Korea Jeju United
Japan Kashima Antlers
Japan Urawa Red Diamonds
Japan Kawasaki Frontale
China Guangzhou Evergrande
2016 Chinese FA Cup winners
China Jiangsu Suning
Australia Adelaide United
Australia Western Sydney Wanderers
Thailand Muangthong United
Hong Kong Eastern
Ulsan Hyundai
Japan Gamba Osaka
China Shanghai SIPG
China Shanghai Shenhua
Brisbane Roar
Thailand Sukhothai
Thailand Bangkok United
Hong Kong Kitchee
Malaysia Johor Darul Ta'zim
Myanmar Yadanarbon
Global
Singapore Tampines Rovers
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RE: AFC Champions League
Knockout stage
ROUND OF SIXTEEN
West Region
Esteghlal Iran 2–6 United Arab Emirates Al-Ain
Al-Ahli Saudi Arabia 4–2 United Arab Emirates Al-Ahli
Esteghlal Khuzestan Iran 2–4 Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal
Persepolis Iran 1–0 Qatar Lekhwiya
East Region
Muangthong United Thailand 2–7 Japan Kawasaki Frontale
Guangzhou Evergrande China 2–2 (a) Japan Kashima Antlers
Shanghai SIPG China 5–3 China Jiangsu Suning
Jeju United South Korea 2–3 Japan Urawa Red Diamonds

QUARTER-FINAL ROUND
West Region
Al-Ain United Arab Emirates 0–3 Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal
Persepolis Iran 5–3 Saudi Arabia Al-Ahli
East Region
Shanghai SIPG China 5–5 (5–4 p) China Guangzhou Evergrande
Kawasaki Frontale Japan 4–5 Japan Urawa Red Diamonds

SEMI-FINALS ROUND
West Region
Al-Hilal Saudi Arabia vs. Iran Persepolis
1st Leg - 4:0
2nd leg -17 Oct
East Region
Shanghai SIPG China vs. Japan Urawa Red Diamonds
1st leg - 1:1
2nd leg - 18 Oct

FINALS
West Winner vs. East Winner
1st leg - 18 Nov
2nd leg - 25 Nov
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RE: AFC Champions League
I don't have to type what I actually thought this thread was about for some of you get it.
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