2019 AFC Champions League

Discussion in 'AFC: Tournaments' started by Suren01, Nov 23, 2018.

  1. Suren01

    Suren01 Member+

    Apr 9, 2012
    Netherlands
    Nat'l Team:
    Iraq
    This is wrong btw. It says 'If you give an Iranian an hand it should be dipped in holy water'.
     
  2. Mani

    Mani BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 1, 2004
    Club:
    Perspolis
    Nat'l Team:
    Iran
    Are you seriously dumbing down the translation to whitewash/excuse this? You and I both know what “give hand” means in Arabic, it means beating and striking. Are you really denying that the post is praising the hooligan beating the Iranian players and journalists?
     
  3. Mani

    Mani BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 1, 2004
    Club:
    Perspolis
    Nat'l Team:
    Iran
    How is this even comparable to the situation in Iraq? There is no pitch invading or physical assault on the Iraqi players in your video. You’re just making excuses for your fans instead of just admitting that you have a problem with hooligans and Iraq is not safe for visiting teams until that problem is solved.
     
  4. Suren01

    Suren01 Member+

    Apr 9, 2012
    Netherlands
    Nat'l Team:
    Iraq
    As I said, punish the fans and club. Their behavior was disgusting. However it's going way too far to say that Iraq isn't safe for visitors.

    Jordan, Kenya, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Palestine went to Iraq and there were no problems at all. Everything went smoothly so we proved that we are able to host games.
     
  5. Borah

    Borah Member

    Feb 3, 2018
    What about eliminating the group stage to add more teams from smaller countries?

    First round - 64 teams
    Second round - 32 teams
    Third round - 16 teams
    Quarter-finals - 8 teams
    Semi-finals - 4 teams
    Final - 2 temas

    CONCACAF CL doesn't have a group stage anymore.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_CONCACAF_Champions_League#Bracket
     
  6. dinamo_zagreb

    dinamo_zagreb Member+

    Jun 27, 2010
    San Jose, CA / Zagreb, Croatia
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Croatia
    Starting in 2021 the ACL will have 40 teams in group stage.
     
  7. Borah

    Borah Member

    Feb 3, 2018
    The winner of each group (5 teams) and top 3 best second-placed teams will qualify for the round of 16?
     
  8. Qytloh

    Qytloh New Member

    Arsenal
    Malaysia
    Aug 14, 2018
    Now AFC need to expand popularity of AFC Cup as well. What on earth this competition only for football developing countries. Open it to all Asian clubs like Europa League & Sudamericana.
     
  9. Fureeku

    Fureeku Member

    Feb 9, 2011
    Maldives
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Maldives
    AFC are run by dumb elitists who prefer to see a select group of countries succeed while trampling over the rest.

    They keep persisting with the one-legged play-offs in the Champions League qualifiers out of fear of seeing a side from an unfancied nation knocking out one of the big boys before the group stages.

    For them, the AFC Cup is just a second rate competition to keep the peasants distracted.
     
  10. dinamo_zagreb

    dinamo_zagreb Member+

    Jun 27, 2010
    San Jose, CA / Zagreb, Croatia
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Croatia
    Yes. And no top 5 leagues (of each conference) will get more teams, it all goes to "weaker" leagues.
     
  11. Cris76

    Cris76 New Member

    Real Madrid
    France
    Nov 7, 2019
    Bangkok,Thailand

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