CSL to lose?Asian Champions League changed to New Year, foreign aid policy adjusted to “5+1”


Asian champions adjust foreign aid policy, so that the Super team is difficult to match.IC Photo Qilu Evening News · Qilu One point reporter Ji Yu Beijing time on February 25, the AfC official announcement of the major news.From the 2023-2024 season, the Asian Champions League and AFC Cup will be changed from the current “spring-autumn” single-year format to the “autumn-spring” cross-year format.In addition, the number of foreign players allowed to participate in afC club competitions will be increased from the current “3+1” to “5+1”.The Chinese Super League, which has been tightening its belt to live, is going to make the journey of Asian Champions League worse.Japan and Saudi Arabia benefit from the so-called “5+1”, which means five foreign players from unlimited regions, plus one player who must be from the AFC member association.According to the current foreign policy, the J-League will benefit from this.At present, The J-League has abolished the foreign aid restriction, many teams even registered 8 foreign aid.That means Japanese teams won’t have to spend a lot of money on foreign players for next season’s Asian Champions League.The same goes for the Saudi League.Since 2018, the Saudi League has adopted the policy of “seven foreign players”.Each team can register up to eight foreign players and can use up to seven in a match.A large number of foreign stars have flooded into the league, forcing the growth of Saudi Arabia’s domestic players, and the competitiveness of the Saudi national team has increased rather than decreased.Apart from the changes in format and quota of foreign aid, the number of teams registering for the Asian Champions League has been increased from 30 to 35 this year.At the same time, the AFC approved the competition committee’s proposal to change the rules of suspension so that a player in an AFC tournament will be suspended for one match after receiving three yellow cards instead of two.The changes are aimed at making the Asian Champions League more like the world’s developed leagues.The increase in the number of foreign aid will also enhance the overall competitiveness and appreciation of the league.For the CSL, however, the change is hardly good news.CSL’s current foreign aid policy is “top 4, report 5, note 6, cumulative 7”.That is, the maximum number of foreign players in each club is 6, the maximum number of foreign players in the registration list is 5, the maximum number of foreign players in the registration list is 5, the maximum number of foreign players in each round is 5, the maximum number of foreign players in each match is 4, and the total number of foreign players in the whole year is 7.However, since the adjustment of the CFA’s foreign aid policy at the beginning of the 2017 season, the CSL has made no special provisions for “Asian and Foreign”.This also means that if there are not enough foreign players in the CSL, or there are no Asian foreign players, then the competitiveness of the teams in the Asian Champions League will inevitably decline.The Chinese Super League teams may not be able to compete with the strong Asian Champions League teams.Not only the Chinese Super League, but also the Foreign aid policy of the Korean K-League does not match the foreign aid policy of the Asian Champions League.The K-League currently implements the “3+1+1” foreign aid policy, which means that each team can send five foreign players at the same time. Three of them are from any region, one of them is from Asia and the other one is from the ten ASEAN countries.Some media ridicule that the change of the AFC Champions League will not have a big impact on the Chinese Super League teams, because the quota of the AFC Champions League will only be less and less.This just poke to the super in recent years.The competitiveness of Chinese super League teams is deteriorating due to multiple factors such as salary restrictions, financial problems and quarantine requirements.Foreign aid quality decline, let the strength of the super team slide.Meanwhile, in order to ensure the league results, the Asian Champions League teams had to send “second team”, “youth team” to participate.As a direct result, the results of the Chinese Super League teams in the Asian Champions League plummeted, which also further affected the Technical score of the Chinese Super League in the AFC.In a recent ranking, the CSL’s technical score slipped to 10th, behind Jordan.Once upon a time, the super league’s technical score came out on top.Technical points are closely related to the Asian Champions League places.Starting in 2023, the number of seats in the Asian Champions League will be reduced from “3+1” to “2+2”.Not surprisingly, the Chinese Super League teams that qualified for this season’s Asian Champions League will continue to send “youth team” lineups to face the Asian Champions League.Chinese Super League (CSL) teams are already declining in strength, and foreign aid policies cannot fully match the Asian Champions League, so the future of CSL teams in the Asian Champions League, how to establish a foothold, the prospects are uncertain.

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