Two categories for the AFC Champions League and a Challenge Cup

The Executive Office of the Asian Football Confederation revealed the three new championships for clubs, in addition to raising the value of the financial prizes presented to the 76 participating clubs, and the launch of the AFC Women’s Champions League, during the second meeting it held via video communication technology, chaired by the President of the Federation, Sheikh Salman bin Ibrahim Al successor.

These three new leagues come with the aim of taking Asian football to higher levels, promoting the growth of the game, and incorporating more parties, so that the changes will be implemented starting from the 2025 season.

The top-level club tournament in Asia, featuring the 24 best clubs, will be named the AFC Champions League Elite (ACLE). While the second-level tournament, which includes 32 clubs, will bear the name AFC Champions League 2, the third-level tournament, which includes 20 clubs, will be named the Asian Challenge Cup.

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