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2011 AFC Champions League (Schedule)

Postby anamerican » Wed Oct 13, 2010 12:55 pm

2011 AFC Champions League

    Draw
  • December 7th 2010
  • (Group/R16)
    Playoffs
  • Playoff Match 1: Feb 12,13
  • Playoff Match 2: Feb 19
    Group Stage
  • Match Day 1: March 1,2
  • Match Day 2: March 15,16
  • Match Day 3: April 5,6
  • Match Day 4: April 19,20
  • Match Day 5: May 3,4
  • Match Day 6: May 10,11
    Round of 16
  • May 24,25
    Quarter Finals
  • Leg 1: September 14
  • Leg 2: September 27,28
    Semi-Finals
  • Leg 1: October 19
  • Leg 2: October 26
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Re: 2011 AFC Champions League (Schedule)

Postby MipoFanatic » Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:47 am

Wow, dates more than one year in advance?!? You know a Korean isn't running the AFC... :lol:

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Re: 2011 AFC Champions League (Schedule)

Postby anamerican » Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:26 am

MipoFanatic wrote:Wow, dates more than one year in advance?!? You know a Korean isn't running the AFC... :lol:


Absolutely.
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Re: 2011 AFC Champions League (Schedule)

Postby mustoe02 » Fri Oct 15, 2010 1:28 pm

And the final's at the home ground of one of the teams. That's probably better than both teams (potentially two Western Asian teams) plodding over to Tokyo, but it's one heck of an advantage for one of the sides, especially if the away team has a long way to go.

I wonder how they will decide who hosts it? For my money, any team that gets to the final deserves to be there, so to judge it on goals scored or matches won or something would be harsh. To pull a ball out of a hat (like the Korean FA Cup final) seems, conversely, a little too random.

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Re: 2011 AFC Champions League (Schedule)

Postby Sampo » Fri Oct 15, 2010 2:46 pm

Someone needs to show the AFC a map of their confederation, and just make them go back to the two-legged final.

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Re: 2011 AFC Champions League (Schedule)

Postby anamerican » Sat Oct 16, 2010 12:39 am

I've updated the OP with the link to the source...AFC Champions League final will be hosted by one of the two teams.
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Re: 2011 AFC Champions League (Schedule)

Postby daeguowl » Mon Oct 18, 2010 5:11 pm

I've heard that the number of korean representatives in the ACL will be reduced in either 2011 or 2012. Has anyone else heard this?

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Re: 2011 AFC Champions League (Schedule)

Postby kingkenny7 » Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:55 pm

daeguowl wrote:I've heard that the number of korean representatives in the ACL will be reduced in either 2011 or 2012. Has anyone else heard this?


There are two conditions for ticket reduction for K-League.

- When K-League leave Sangmu is playin in K-League.
- When K-League hasn't completed to promotion/relegation system till 2012.


For each team, there's another condition.

- When the average attendance for K-League is less than 5,000.


Sometimes, I can't erase the idea out of my head that AFC is too biased to Middle East sides, but it's good to see they put K-League on pressure like this.
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Re: 2011 AFC Champions League (Schedule)

Postby nzfooty » Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:39 pm

kingkenny, in which year will that reduction in number of teams take place?
That is, how long before K-League has to make those changes?

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Re: 2011 AFC Champions League (Schedule)

Postby kingkenny7 » Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:13 pm

nzfooty wrote:kingkenny, in which year will that reduction in number of teams take place?
That is, how long before K-League has to make those changes?


2012 is the deadline.. like the movie!
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Re: 2011 AFC Champions League (Schedule)

Postby kingkenny7 » Tue Oct 19, 2010 11:22 am

kingkenny wrote:There are two conditions for ticket reduction for K-League.

- When K-League leave Sangmu is playin in K-League.
- When K-League hasn't completed to promotion/relegation system till 2012.


For each team, there's another condition.

- When the average attendance for K-League is less than 5,000.


Sometimes, I can't erase the idea out of my head that AFC is too biased to Middle East sides, but it's good to see they put K-League on pressure like this.


Whoopsy. Today I heard there's another significant one.

- When more than 50% of K-League games are not broadcasted. (Inc. Delayed - only for national broadcast)
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Re: 2011 AFC Champions League (Schedule)

Postby anamerican » Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:48 pm

Does the K League have any stadium size rules?
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Re: 2011 AFC Champions League (Schedule)

Postby anamerican » Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:01 pm

Broadcast how? Would DMB qualify? K League cable station?


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kingkenny wrote:There are two conditions for ticket reduction for K-League.

- When K-League leave Sangmu is playin in K-League.
- When K-League hasn't completed to promotion/relegation system till 2012.


For each team, there's another condition.

- When the average attendance for K-League is less than 5,000.


Sometimes, I can't erase the idea out of my head that AFC is too biased to Middle East sides, but it's good to see they put K-League on pressure like this.


Whoopsy. Today I heard there's another significant one.

- When more than 50% of K-League games are not broadcasted. (Inc. Delayed - only for national broadcast)
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Re: 2011 AFC Champions League (Schedule)

Postby kingkenny7 » Tue Oct 19, 2010 4:21 pm

anamerican wrote:Does the K League have any stadium size rules?


FIFA Rules. That is all. I think there is no specific standard for Capacity. Not sure.

For AFC CL, you can find it out on their web.
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Re: 2011 AFC Champions League (Schedule)

Postby Holyjoe » Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:20 pm

I don't think the AFC have clarified what will happen if the team that wins the ACL fail to qualify for the following year's tournament through their domestic competitions - since moving to a 32-team tournament both Gamba Osaka (2008 winners) and Pohang Steelers (2009) qualified through winning the domestic cup and league position respectively.

If Seongnam go on to win the ACL next month but don't win the 3~6 K-League playoff series then someone's going to have a decision to make. This happened with the English Premier League five years ago when Liverpool won the European Champions League but finished fifth and outside the ECL qualifying spots. In the end UEFA gave them special dispensation to enter the tournament from the earliest qualifying round and they amended their regulations to stop such a scenario occuring again.

Mohamed Bin Hammam stated yesterday that:

"I can confirm to you here that for the time being, team quota for ACL 2011 will remain the same,” he said.

"There is a step-by-step phase and as we have decided the quota system from 2009-2011, then it is better for us to stick with it.

"We can't change things in hurry."


That was in regard to Thai participation in the AFC Champions League but the "team quota for ACL 2011 will remain the same" bit implies that Korea will have no more nor fewer than the four representatives they've had the past two seasons. There's no provision in the ACL regulations for teams to enter as defending tournament champions and league associations with more than one participant are obliged to enter the cup winners so Suwon are guaranteed to qualify.

All ifs, whats and maybes but there would be an interesting scenario if the regular season finished thus:

1. FC Seoul
2. Jeju
3. Gyeongnam
4. Ulsan
5. Seongnam
6. Jeonbuk

With Suwon guaranteed qualification as cup winners and FC Seoul as the top placed regular season side, it would be very interesting to see what happened should Seongnam win the ACL and then Jeonbuk, Ulsan or Gyeongnam won the championship playoff in the scenario above. Jeonbuk/Ulsan/Gyeongnam would have to join Suwon and FC Seoul in the ACL as title winners which could then see Jeju miss out if it was decided that Seongnam should take one spot to defend their ACL title.


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