Ronaldo, Neymar, etc. all out! ACL grouping confirmed… Jeonbuk-Bangkok, Ulsan-Johor, ‘first advance’ Incheon meets Yokohama

The final grouping of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League (ACL), which determines the top of Asia, has been confirmed.온라인바카라

AFC held a draw for the 2023-24 season ACL final group stage in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on the 24th (Korean time). After the playoffs concluded on the 22nd, 40 teams that advanced to the finals were confirmed. In the K-League, Jeonbuk Hyundai, Ulsan Hyundai, Pohang Steelers, and Incheon United will compete.

The two regions are divided. A large number of European stars will participate in the Western Division. The Saudi Arabian league has recently swept away heavyweight players with enormous financial power. Starting with Cristiano Ronaldo, Sadio Mane, Marcelo Brozovic, Aymeric Laporte (both Al Nasr), Karim Benzema and N’Golo Kante (Al Ittihad), Neymar, Sergei Milinkovic Savic and Kalidou Koulibaly. , Huben Neves (above Al Hilal) and others step on the ACL stage.

The K-League teams start competing for survival in the Eastern District. The East and West teams will play each other until the semi-finals. K-League teams can compete against the Western Division team for the championship cup when advancing to the finals. Jeonbuk was included in Group F, Incheon in Group G, Ulsan and Pohang in Groups I and J, respectively. The final will be held in May next year.

As a result of the lottery, Ulsan, which is participating in the ACL as the K League 1 champion in the 2022 season, belongs to Group I along with Kawasaki Frontale (Japan), Johor Darul Takjim (Malaysia), and BG Pathum United (Thailand). Jeonbuk, the winner of the FA Cup in the 2022 season, will face Bangkok United (Thailand), Lion City (Singapore) and Kitchi (Hong Kong) in Group F.

Pohang, third in the K-League 1 in the 2022 season, is organized in Group J and competes with Wuhan Sanjeon (China), Hanoi (Vietnam), and Urawa Reds (Japan) for a ticket to the round of 16.

In the playoff against Haiphong (Vietnam) held on the 22nd in Incheon, which won the right to advance to the ACL for the first time in the 2022 season in 4th place, they won 3-1 and succeeded in advancing to the finals. Incheon will meet Yokohama Marinos (Japan), Shandong Taishan (China) and Kaya Iloilo (Philippines) in Group G.

The 2023-24 ACL East Asian regional group league will be held for about three months, starting with the first game on September 19th and ending with the sixth game on December 13th. After the group stage, the top teams in each group (5 teams from East Asia and 5 teams from West Asia) will automatically advance to the round of 16, and the top three teams from the top 2 teams in each group will win tickets to the round of 16.

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