A new decision from the AFC regarding the participation of foreign players in the Champions League

A new decision from the AFC regarding the participation of foreign players in the Champions League

Today, Friday, the Asian Football Confederation announced several decisions related to the AFC Champions League system, provided that these decisions will be implemented starting from 2023 and not from the version of the tournament, whose group stage will start next April.

And the Asian Football Confederation decided to allow teams participating in the Champions League to involve a greater number of foreign players starting from 2023, as coaches will be allowed to include up to 6 foreign players in the starting lineup for the first time, including at least one player from an Asian country compared to 4 players from abroad.

This step comes after the amendment of the player registration regulations in this year’s edition, which saw the abolition of the maximum number of foreign players allowed in the lists submitted to the AFC.

The AFC also decided that the Champions League version of the 2023-2024 season will start in September for the first time in the history of the tournament.

Finally, the AFC decided that the preliminaries for the 2022 edition will start next month, while the knockout rounds will be held in February, after the AFC had to change the dates due to the 2022 World Cup being held in November and December.

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