ACL - to defend or not?

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Should ACL winners be allowed to defend their trophy automatically the following year?

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Re: ACL - to defend or not?

Postby SaintsCanada » Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:29 am

Ulsan were essentially knocked out of the 2013 ACL in the qualifying phase (aka "K-League").

If they were to create an extra spot for the defending champs that wouldn't penalize a team from that same country that actually qualified from the domestic competitions, I'd support that. But I certainly don't think Suwon should be punished. They were 5 points Ulsan's superior last year, and thus qualified for the next phase, if you see what I mean.

At the end of the day, the ACL is just the biggest cup competition. But it's still just a cup. The league is the real measure of the best clubs.
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Re: ACL - to defend or not?

Postby anamerican » Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:13 am

I went to Wikipedia for 2014 AFC CL

Seems the 2013 winners and runners up enter the AFC CL in the February qualifying stage. Any confirmation?
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