The Asian Champions League (ACL) will be operated as a ‘chunchun festival’ from 2023. It is a schedule that starts the preliminaries of the tournament from this month and ends with the second round of the final on May 18 next year. Seek change like the European system.
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said, “By synchronizing the transfer market with the global league season, Asia’s top clubs can sign better players and managers, and distribute club matches evenly throughout the year to maintain balance with national team matches.” He hoped it would.”
Saudi Arabia is fulfilling AFC’s wishes. It is raking in world-class players around the world through ‘Oil Money’. Al-Hilal, Al Ittihad, Al-Nasr, and Al-Ahri, who were backed by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund with oil money, guaranteed astronomical player salaries, led by Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, Sadio Mane, Fabinho, and Sergei Milin. Stars such as Kovic-Savich are being recruited one after another. With the influx of star players, the ACL level skyrocketed in an instant.토토사이트
The Middle East, which changed its league system to Chuchun early on, is changing rapidly, but the reality in East Asia is different. Changing to Chuchunje is not easy. In Europe, the temperature does not drop below freezing even in winter, so the grass does not die, but in Korea, where the weather is cold, the ground freezes, there is a shortage of training grounds, and the number of spectators is expected to drop sharply.
Above all, the 4 teams participating in the ACL are expected to perform skits. In the group stage of the tournament, which runs from September 18 to December 13, and the tournament resumes in mid-February, the faces of the players will inevitably change. K-League teams whose regular season ends in December have team reorganization time between January and February for the new season. Teams participating in the ACL are no exception. Therefore, there is a high possibility that the native players and foreign players who digest group leagues and tournaments will be different. In addition, there is a difference in organizational power, and problems may occur in physical strength. It is a dilemma that the K-League is holding.