Football Federation Australia
Renewal of Wellington Phoenix FC’s license in the Hyundai A-League was approved by FIFA until 2016. AFC acknowledged the extension of Wellington Phoenix FC’s license and its participation in Australia Competitions. As FIFA/AFC/OFC agreement, clubs from Australia will be dealt with like it is now.
Only Australian clubs can participate in ACL and highest placed eligible clubs will take ACL spots reserved for clubs from A-League in case Wellington Phoenix FC wins the first, second position in the A-League, or wins the cup tournament.
UAE Football Association
The UAE Football Association enquired about the possibility of Emirates FC – the winners of the 2010 knock-out championship to participate in ACL 2011, after its relegation from the UAE Professional League (first division) to the second division.
The members recommended that AFC should stick to the criteria and regulations which are already in place. AFC allows participation of Emirates FC in ACL 2011 if it meets all ACL Club Criteria, otherwise the highest placed eligible club in UAE Professional League will take ACL spot.
Korea Football Association
Gwangju Sangmu FC (Army club) is currently participating in the K-League. Gwangiu Sangmu FC is not a commercial entity and its players are not under professional contract. So it is not professional club.
More discussions with the KFA were recommended. For the time being there should be no change in Korea’s quota in the ACL. Bin Hammam emphasised that from next year the ACL would feature clubs from only those leagues, which are full professional.
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