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2017 AFC Champions League

Postby MipoFanatic » Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:21 am

eujin wrote:I'm not so sure about that. It all depends what forces are rallied against them. Despite spending lots of money, the Chinese have been humiliated this year (and long had problems with corruption in football themselves) and the West Asians have been humiliated for years (and long had problems with corruption in football themselves) so it wouldn't surprise me to see a few wanting to see Korea shown up in public on the grounds of "getting tough". There are plenty of people in Asian football who would love to see the Koreans taken down a notch or two. The OFC booted New Zealand out of their Olympic qualifying tournament even though they qualified for the final and ended up sending Fiji instead. Suffice to say that the Kiwis don't have many friends in the OFC, not the least reason being they keep winning everything.

The AFC risks having a finalist or even a tournament winner with a big question mark over them. That might be enough to get a few sponsors nervous. Companies like Nike have been burnt by this sort of thing in football in the past.

On the other hand, they may do nothing.

Hmmm....

Reigning champions in danger of losing AFC Champions League spot
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SEOUL, Jan. 12 (Yonhap) -- Reigning Asian club football champions Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors could lose their chance to defend the title this year due to a bribery scandal, the South Korean pro league office said Thursday.

The K League said the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has confirmed that Jeonbuk's eligibility for this year's AFC Champions League (ACL) will be reviewed by an independent judicial body called the Entry Control Body (ECB).

The ECB is external to the AFC and was established in December 2016. It has jurisdiction on reviewing and ruling on a team's eligibility for entering AFC competitions.


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Re: 2017 AFC Champions League

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Re: 2017 AFC Champions League

Postby Holyjoe » Fri Jan 20, 2017 6:47 am

Good stuff, cheating fuckers.

Was reading that an ex-Adelaide United chairman was apparently one of the decision makers on the committee that decided to boot Jeonbuk out of the competition (and consequently out of the group that Adelaide United were in) after the current Adelaide United chairman had been quite vociferous in his protests about Jeonbuk's inclusion in this year's tournament. Bit weak from the AFC really, Jeonbuk shouldn't have been in the draw to begin with.

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Re: 2017 AFC Champions League

Postby RoqueJunior » Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:22 pm

K-League should have punished Jeonbuk in the same way. I mean more points deduction, but in this season as they did with Gyeongnam, not when the season was ongoing.

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Postby RoqueJunior » Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:49 pm

Yes, it's official now. Jeonbuk can't defend their title. CAS appeal rejected.

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Re: 2017 AFC Champions League

Postby RoqueJunior » Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:46 pm

Big scare for the other Hyundai team today. They could only defeat Kitchee of Hong Kong after pks.

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Re: 2017 AFC Champions League

Postby OttoSilver » Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:28 am

And in the mean time Easterns are leading the HK league, again. :(

Granted, their head to head this season is 1-1-1 so far.
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Postby Suwonesque » Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:35 pm

Suwon drew with Kawasaki away. A very dreadful match, but not a bad point for us.
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Re: 2017 AFC Champions League

Postby Suwonesque » Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:55 am

Suwon Bluewings 2-2 Guangzhou Evergrande. Lost opportunity for us. We played very well, but Guangzhou's overall talent made a difference. We could have won if we believe we could beat them.
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