2011 AFC Champions League
The AFC Champions League 2011 is the 30th edition of the continental competition, the highest in Asia, which was held for the eighth time under its present name. The winner qualifies for the FIFA Club World Cup 2011. The draw took place on 7 December 2010 at the headquarters of the AFC, in Kuala Lumpur instead.
- 2.1 Qualification Round
- 2.2 Group Stage
- 4.1 Group Stage
- 4.2 Final Round
- 6.1 Group A
- 6.2 Group B
- 6.3 Group C
- 6.4 Group D
- 6.5 Group E
- 6.6 Group F
- 6.7 Group G
- 6.8 Group H
- 7.1 knockout round
- 7.2 quarterfinals
- 7.3 Semi-finals
- 7.4 final
A total of 35 teams will participate in the AFC Champions League 2011. After completion of the qualification round take part 31 teams and the defending champion from the previous year to the main round.
Unlike, for example, in the UEFA Champions League, only certain countries and organizations are eligible that meet the criteria of the AFC.
The AFC has determined the criteria for participation in the next two years. The decision date was after the meeting of the Executive Committee in November 2010. On 30 November 2009 AFC has published that in addition to the ten participating associations twelve members have interest in taking part in the Champions League. Singapore has subsequently withdrawn their application. The complete list can be seen here:
- Participating Association: Australia, People's Republic of China People's Republic of China, Indonesia, Japan, Japan, Korea South Korea
- Participation Interest: Malaysia, Myanmar Myanmar, Thailand Thailand
- Request deduction: Singapore Singapore
- Disqualified: Vietnam
- Participating Association: Iran Iran, Qatar Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Uzbekistan
- Participation Interest: Iraq Iraq, Jordan Jordan, Oman, Pakistan, Pakistan, Palestine National Authority Palestinian Territory, Tajikistan, Yemen, Yemen, India India
Note: Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and India already have clubs that take part in the qualifying playoffs for the group stage in 2010.
The Executive Committee has suggested that a team from West Asia participating in the qualification for East Asia in order to preserve the balance.
Results of the qualifying round
The semi-finals were held on 12 February 2011. The finals were held on February 19, 2011.
In the group stage, 32 teams played in eight groups of four teams in the league mode (outward and return ). The teams were divided along geographical lines. In groups A to D, the teams from West and Central Asia played in groups E to H took the teams from East and Southeast Asia. The two group winners qualified for the Final Round of 16, the tournament was played with three points for a win.
The quarter-final was a draw, but it could not meet two teams from one country directly. The teams played in the knockout system with return game of the tournament winner, the away goals rule applied. If in the return game and / or final after regular time and extra time are fixed no winner, the winner in the penalty shootout is determined.
The winner will qualify for the FIFA Club World Cup 2011 in Japan.
- Qualifiers: February 12 and 19
- Group Stage: 1 / 2 March 15-16. March 5/6 April 25-26. April, 3 / 4 May 10-11. May
- Second round: 24-25. May
- Quarterfinals: 13-14. September 27-28. September
- Semi-finals: 19 and 26 October
- Final: November 5
The meetings were held on 24 and 25 May 2011, Second leg matches, there is not in the second round.
The first legs took place on 14 September, the return matches on September 27 and 28, 2011.
The first legs took place on 19 October, the return legs on 26 October 2011.
The final was played on November 5, 2011 in Jeonju. The venue was determined by drawing lots among two finalists. This mode differs from that of the last two years when the final took place on neutral ground.
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