Who will make it to Japan? UEFA: Round-of-16 CONMEBOL: Not Started CONCACAF: Not Started AFC: Not Started CAF: Group Stage OFC: Not Started Host: Not Started Random Thoughts: All confederations with the exception of the AFC now have single leg finals. I question the sense of that, particularly for CAF and CONCACAF. Supposedly CONCACAF will have the final at the "higher ranked" team but I can't help but think that this is just a stop on the way to the Gold Cup treatment (i.e. all USA all the time) which I for one would find terrible. The AFC Champions League has expanded to 40 teams this year. This benefits the likes of India, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines - populous countries that have not managed to have many representatives. The AFC also introduced a new logo for the competition. The CONCACAF Champions League is very stretched out this year, ending in October. So stretched out in fact that there will be two months between the semis and final. The OFC have, as of today, not communicated anything on how they plan to play the OFC Champions League this year.