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China finally ready Asian Champions League glory

China finally ready Asian Champions League glory

China's cashed up football clubs are ready to end a 22-year drought in the Asian Champions League starting Tuesday.
These days China's domestic teams are among the richest in the world, and of the 32 teams from all corners of the Asian Football Confederation, all eyes will be on Guangzhou Evergrande.
For wealthy Guangzhou, the $4 million or so prize money for lifting the Champions League trophy is perhaps less valuable than the continental-wide publicity and the opportunity to appear with the best in the world in December at the FIFA Club World Cup.
It would also be a massive boost for Chinese football after the national team's recent elimination from qualification for the 2014 World Cup.


Updated : 2021-01-23 03:12 GMT+08:00