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Friday, May 5, 2017

AFC MA Ranking update (5 May 2017)

Weighting for the FIFA ranking part of the formula dropped from 30% to 10%. The MA ranking at the end of the club season (November 2017) will be used to determine the slot allocations for the 2019 and 2020 seasons.



I know club points are different from those published by AFC this morning, but that's because AFC didn't include the bonus points for advancing to the KO rounds.

FIFA ranking points computed for November 2017, considering scheduled matches as defeats and using 797 as maximum (the amount of points the top AFC team had in November 2016).

See previous update.

West

Jordan jump from 11th to 9th in the West region. Their champion will now host the I-League winners, instead of facing Uzbekistan's 3rd team away.

Rank - Association - Total - NT Points - Club Points


1 United Arab Emirates 93.262 3.262 90.000
2 Qatar 83.440 2.723 80.717
3 Saudi Arabia 74.960 5.859 69.101
4 Iran 62.266 7.553 54.713
5 Uzbekistan 45.206 4.881 40.325
6 Iraq 36.904 3.024 33.880
7 Kuwait 26.392 0.652 25.740
8 Syria 26.334 4.115 22.219
9 Jordan 24.779 2.647 22.132
10 India 24.338 2.008 22.330
11 Bahrain 24.020 1.844 22.176
12 Lebanon 19.212 1.832 17.380
13 Tajikistan 18.597 1.481 17.116
14 Oman 12.335 2.171 10.164
15 Turkmenistan 12.023 2.146 9.877
16 Maldives 10.665 1.029 9.636
17 Palestine 7.828 2.284 5.544
18 Kyrgyzstan 4.100 2.472 1.628
19 Bangladesh 3.117 0.477 2.640
20 Yemen 2.133 2.133 0.000
21 Afghanistan 1.704 1.506 0.198
22 Bhutan 0.888 0.690 0.198
23 Nepal 0.527 0.527 0.000
24 Sri Lanka 0.333 0.201 0.132
25 Pakistan 0.188 0.188 0.000

Using the same conditions as those in the 2017 AFC CL (i.e. Kuwait suspended; Iraq, Syria and Lebanon with no licensed clubs), these would be the allocations:

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


Matches:

UAE 4 vs. (JOR 1 vs. IND 1)
QAT 4 vs. (UZB 3 vs. BHR 1)
KSA 4 vs. IRN 4
IRN 3 vs. UZB 2

East

Malaysia overtook Hong Kong and are now 6th in the East region (direct ACL GS slot). With Eastern out of contention in ACL and Johor still involved in the ACC KO stage, Malaysia look to be in control.

Malaysia's direct ACL GS slot means their two ACC GS slots will be redistributed. Laos will gain 1 GS slot (going from 0+1 to 1+1), with Singapore and Myanmar both going from 1+1 to 2+0. Based on this season's participations, all ASEAN ACC slots except one will be direct slots, with the final slot being decided in a play-off between Laos 2 and Cambodia's champion. In East Asia, the ACC would turn into a Hong Kong vs. North Korea affair, as Hong Kong would get 2 direct ACC slots (assuming Taiwan, Macau and Guam don't participate), North Korea (1+1) and Mongolia (0+1). So most likely, there will be 2 clubs from Hong Kong and 2 from North Korea in the same group.

Philippines overtake Indonesia and will host the champions of Myanmar, instead of Singapore

 Rank - Association - Total - NT Points - Club Points


1 Korea Republic 86.325 5.872 80.453
2 China PR 75.648 4.831 70.817
3 Japan 72.017 6.876 65.141
4 Australia 63.160 5.433 57.727
5 Thailand 44.538 2.233 42.305
6 Malaysia 30.725 1.092 29.633
7 Hong Kong 30.002 1.292 28.710
8 Vietnam 27.842 2.146 25.696
9 Philippines 18.488 2.296 16.192
10 Indonesia 17.867 1.807 16.060
11 Singapore 15.938 1.066 14.872
12 Myanmar 14.642 1.267 13.375
13 Korea DPR 3.969 1.769 2.200
14 Laos 3.616 0.778 2.838
15 Cambodia 3.088 0.866 2.222
16 Chinese Taipei 1.054 1.054 0.000
17 Brunei Darussalam 0.565 0.565 0.000
18 Macau 0.552 0.552 0.000
19 Guam 0.540 0.540 0.000
20 Timor-Leste 0.402 0.402 0.000
21 Mongolia 0.213 0.213 0.000

Allocations:

Korea Republic 3+1
China PR       3+1
Japan          2+2
Australia      2+1
Thailand       1+2
Malaysia       1+1
Hong Kong      0+1
Vietnam        0+1
Philippines    0+1
Indonesia      0+1
Singapore      0+1
Myanmar        0+1

Matches:

KOR 4 vs. (MAS 2 vs. HKG 1)
CHN 4 vs. (THA 3 vs. VIE 1)
JPN 3 vs. [THA 2 vs. (PHI 1 vs. MYA 1)]
JPN 4 vs. [AUS 3 vs. (IDN 1 vs. SIN 1)]

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2 comments:

  1. I don't think Hong Kong will get 2+0 slots in AFC Cup. In EAFF, SAFF and CAFF(only 1 group), the 3 leagues with highest MA points in respective zones can get maximum of 1+1 slots only.

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    1. As I wrote: "assuming Taiwan, Macau and Guam don't participate". You have Hong Kong, North Korea and Taiwan in the top 3: 1+1. Macau, Guam and Mongolia with 0+1. But if only Hong Kong, North Korea and Mongolia are involved, HK will get 2+0, same as NK got this season.

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