The Asian Championship plans to expand the army to 40 teams in 2021, and the number of super teams is still 3 + 1

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 The Asian Championship plans to expand the army to 40 teams in 2021, and the number of super teams is still 3 + 1


According to the assumption of the Asian Football Association, there will be many changes in the Asian Championship next season, in which the number of participating teams will be expanded from 32 to 40, and the number of member associations will also increase to 24. League champions like Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Singapore and even North Korea have a chance to get a place directly into the group stage. It will not change from the first round to the first round. In the group stage, there are 6 rounds in total, and 8 teams are produced in the East and West Asian regions respectively, which means that winning the second place in the group does not guarantee the qualification in the group match. In terms of schedule, the qualification match is expected to start on January 12 next year, and four advanced teams will be determined on January 26. The group competition is tentatively scheduled for February 8, 9 and 10.

In addition, according to the latest allocation scheme, League champions from East Asia, including the Philippines, North Korea, Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore, can enter the competition directly.

It is reported that after the expansion, 20 teams from East and West Asia will participate in the main match, of which 16 teams will obtain the straight through qualification. The remaining four places will be selected between one Chinese team, one Japanese team, two South Korean teams, two Thai teams, two Australian teams, one Philippine team, one Hong Kong football team and one Myanmar team. The Chinese Super teams that participate in the qualification match are likely to face teams from South Korea or Australia.

Source: Live Bar, editor in charge: Li Siming_ BJS2696