The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has set up a special body to study the feasibility of organizing a new tournament. to bring the top team in Asia Come compete in an event called “Asian Super League”.
Al-Ittihad learned from close sources that the orientation of the Asian Super League or the “Elite Club Championship” is limited to the clubs of the Western leagues that apply professionalism from the beginning, such as the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Uzbekistan etc. in addition to the elite clubs of the East, Japan, Korea Republic, China and Australia etc. to be the nucleus of the tournament, whose number of clubs is expected to not exceed 24 teams, and may start with only 20 teams
Which in this matter It will be discussed at a meeting of representatives of the participating professional associations and national federations. It is expected that this new competition will take place in 2024-2025.
In addition, with regard to prizes, it is expected that it will witness double what is now allocated to the community version of the AFC Champions League, which has a current budget of 37 million dollars, and maybe it reaches 40 million such as in season 2021.
Follow-ups indicate that the “Asian Super League” is witnessing great interest from sponsoring companies, achieving at least 3 times the current income of the tournament, which is expected to raise the income of the participating clubs significantly, and each club may receive prize 2 million dollars
other than what it earns from Winning and advancing to the higher roles, while the total amount that the gets, amounts to more than 14 million dollars, according to the first indicators and predictions.
While the proposals are subject to study between the national federations in the West and the East, then the Continental Federation’s Competition Department will hold meetings with each “Zone” to determine the points that will be agreed upon and the most appropriate date for launching the Elite Club Championship.
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