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Al Ain: Representatives of Asia’s top leagues gathered around the AFC Champions League final to provide their input into the future shape of the competitions across the continent.

As a part of the AFC’s Vision and Mission objectives, leagues from the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the Islamic Republic of Iran and Uzbekistan attended the second workshop held in Al Ain, the UAE, on Saturday.

Last week in Jeonju in Korea Republic, the representatives of the leagues of Korea Republic, China PR, Japan, Hong Kong and Australia also met to discuss important matters such as the way to make the AFC Champions League and AFC Cup even more attractive.

At both meetings there were also discussions on the Asian club competition calendar and the foreign player quota rule. 

In welcoming the delegates to the workshop, Dato' Windsor John, the AFC General Secretary, said: "The AFC is determined to continue the development of its club competitions.

"In the last few years the AFC Champions League and AFC Cup have made great strides and have set new benchmarks. By engaging with the leagues across Asia we can gather some important feedback and all work together under the banner of 'One Asia, One Goal' to ensure that the competitions keep growing."

The AFC’s Vision and Mission sets the objectives of enhancing club competitions and also ensuring the success of Asian teams on the world stage. 

Click here for the AFC Vision and Mission