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An Asian girls’s Champions League will probably be launched subsequent 12 months, the Asian Soccer Confederation (AFC) introduced on Sunday, with out revealing particulars of prize cash. Preliminary rounds will kick off the competitors in August 2024 with a 12-team group stage starting in October, the AFC introduced after a gathering of its girls’s soccer committee in Sydney simply hours earlier than the World Cup closing. Quarter-finals will probably be in March 2025 with a closing deliberate for Could that 12 months — although the AFC stated the dates had been “tentative” and the calendar might be adjusted “the place vital”.
For the primary 4 editions, 12 sides will compete in three teams of 4.
Matches will probably be performed in a “centralised single spherical robin format in every group, with the highest two and the 2 greatest third-placed sides advancing to the quarter finals,” stated an announcement.
Every taking part member affiliation will probably be allowed one entry from the 2024/25 to 2027/28 seasons with the direct slots for group phases decided by their FIFA rankings.
The quantity of prize cash for the AFC girls’s champions league was not revealed. The AFC introduced final week that the prize cash for the lads’s Champions League will triple to $12 million in 2024/25.
In a separate resolution, it was agreed to shift the AFC Ladies’s Asian Cup to non-FIFA World Cup odd years.
It means after the following Ladies’s Asian Cup in 2026 the following version will probably be in 2029 as an alternative of 2030.