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Friday, September 23, 2016

AFC MA Ranking update (23 September 2016)

The 2016 edition of the MA ranking, set to be announced at the end of the AFC club competition season, will be used to determine the slot allocations for 2017 and 2018 seasons. This had been announced by the AFC Competitions Committee on 12 April 2016.



See the previous update (10 June).

Club points updated after the end of the AFC CL and AFC Cup quarterfinals.

FIFA ranking points computed for November 2016, considering scheduled matches as defeats.

Rank - Association - Total - NT Point - Club Points - 2014  Rank


1 Korea Republic 98.838 28.838 70.000 1
2 United Arab Emirates 91.527 24.454 67.073 7
3 Saudi Arabia 88.126 23.292 64.834 2
4 Iran 80.713 30.000 50.713 3
5 Qatar 80.421 15.845 64.576 9
6 Australia 80.138 29.683 50.455 6
7 China PR 79.861 20.968 58.893 8
8 Japan 77.448 23.979 53.469 4
9 Uzbekistan 62.178 24.982 37.196 5
10 Kuwait 39.415 6.180 33.235 11
11 Iraq 38.520 12.518 26.002 10
12 Thailand 36.476 9.613 26.863 13
13 Syria 35.972 14.102 21.870 19
14 Jordan 35.781 15.634 20.148 12
15 Hong Kong 32.786 7.817 24.969 20
16 Vietnam 31.480 10.299 21.181 15
17 Malaysia 31.092 7.500 23.592 22
18 India 30.748 11.461 19.287 23
19 Bahrain 30.401 12.148 18.253 16
20 Lebanon 23.738 8.239 15.498 17
21 Oman 22.267 12.623 9.643 14
22 Indonesia 21.551 4.331 17.220 18
23 Tajikistan 20.234 10.246 9.988 28
24 Myanmar 20.032 7.289 12.743 21
25 Philippines 18.692 12.148 6.544 27
26 Maldives 17.763 8.292 9.471 26
27 Singapore 15.067 6.285 8.782 24
28 Turkmenistan 14.696 10.563 4.133 30
29 Palestine 14.391 10.775 3.616 25
30 Kyrgyzstan 11.858 11.514 0.344 32
31 Korea DPR 10.563 10.563 0.000 31
32 Afghanistan 10.246 10.246 0.000 29
33 Yemen 9.718 9.718 0.000 35
34 Laos 7.031 4.965 2.066 33
35 Bangladesh 5.470 4.437 1.033 37
36 Cambodia 5.282 5.282 0.000 42
37 Guam 4.278 4.278 0.000 34
38 Nepal 3.856 3.856 0.000 38
38 Chinese Taipei 3.856 3.856 0.000 43
40 Timor-Leste 3.169 3.169 0.000 39
41 Bhutan 2.641 2.641 0.000 46
42 Sri Lanka 2.482 2.482 0.000 36
43 Pakistan 2.113 2.113 0.000 39
43 Macau 2.113 2.113 0.000 41
45 Brunei Darussalam 1.690 1.690 0.000 45
46 Mongolia 0.687 0.687 0.000 44

Australia climbed from 3rd to 2nd in the East Zone at the expense of China. Good news for Brisbane Roar as they would be entering directly in the group stage.

Jordan have somehow managed to fall from 6th to 9th since the June update. As you know, 6th means a direct CL group slot. As a result, Persepolis (Iran) will skip the play-off round and go straight to the group stage.

Philippines drop out of the top 24th - replaced by Indonesia.

The fight for 6th in the East zone heats up. It's no longer between Hong Kong and Vietnam only, as Malaysia and India have thrown their hats in the ring. Malaysia and India still have their teams in the AFC Cup semifinals, and India have recently become quite knowledgeable about the FIFA ranking. So it will be quite a battle.

Using the same conditions as those in the 2016 AFC CL (i.e. Kuwait suspended; Iraq, Oman, Bahrain, Lebanon and Syria with no licensed clubs), this is how allocations and qualification shape up - assuming Tajikistan's champions get the license. I also assume Tajikistan will be moved to the East - to have 12 MAs in each region.

West

GS = Group Stage
PO = Play-off round
PR2 = 2nd preliminary round
PR1 = 1st preliminary round

Association - GS - PO - PR2 - PR1


United Arab Emirates 3 1 0 0
Saudi Arabia 3 1 0 0
Iran 3 1 0 0
Qatar 2 2 0 0
Uzbekistan 1 2 0 0
Jordan 0 1 0 0

Matches

Play-off round

Al-Wahda (United Arab Emirates) vs. Al-Wehdat (Jordan)
Al-Taawoun (Saudi Arabia) vs. Uzbekistan 3
Esteghlal (Iran) vs. Al-Sadd (Qatar)
El Jaish (Qatar) vs. Uzbekistan 2

East

Association - GS - PO - PR2 - PR1


Korea Republic 3 1 0 0
Australia 3 0 0 0
China PR 2 1 1 0
Japan 2 1 1 0
Thailand 1 0 2 0
Hong Kong 1 0 1 0
Vietnam 0 0 1 0
Malaysia 0 0 1 0
India 0 0 1 0
Indonesia 0 0 1 0
Tajikistan 0 0 0 1
Myanmar 0 0 0 1
 
Matches

Preliminary round 1

[1] Tajikistan 1 vs. Myanmar 1

Preliminary round 2

[2] China PR 4 vs. Match [1] winners
[3] Japan 4 vs. Indonesia 1
[4] Thailand 2 vs. Bengaluru FC (India)
[5] Thailand 3 vs. Johor Darul Ta'zim (Malaysia)
[6] Southern District (Hong Kong) vs. Hà Nội T&T (Vietnam)

Play-off round

Korea Republic 4 vs. Match [6] winners
China PR 3 vs. Match [5] winners
Japan 3 vs. Match [4] winners
Match [2] winners vs. Match [3] winners

6 comments:

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  2. India did not arrange any friendlies in Oct and Nov. I think they would like to keep their current FIFA point for better position in coming draw of Asian Qualification group stage. Even if Bengaluru can win the AFC Cup 2016, it is not possible for Indian League to get higher MA point than Hong Kong if no friendlies are arranged by the end of Nov.

    Also, there is rumours from Chinese websites that the next edition of AFC Champions League and AFC Cup will follow the format of UEFA Champions League / Europa League, i.e. the losers from main round and playoff stages of ACL will join the main round of AFC Cup. The slots allocation of ACL/AFC Cup should be revamped by AFC again at the end of 2016.

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    1. Which websites if you don't mind mdhm ? The AFC had just having their workshop regarding the new format for AFC Cup in KL last month.

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    2. hi agip,

      It was reported by some websites in China in last week, e.g. sina.com.cn.
      http://sports.sina.com.cn/china/afccl/2016-09-22/doc-ifxwevmc5154917.shtml

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  3. Sir, what is the diff between yr ranking updated on the same day with the ranking issued by afc.com ?

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    1. It's explained in bold with a bit of red. I use the November 2016 FIFA ranking with scheduled matches as defeats, while AFC use the October ranking. The November ranking will be used by AFC, but obviously, it is not yet available.

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