Daegu FC and Gyeongnam FC surprised everyone when they qualified for their first AFC Champions League campaign. The two clubs from South Korea are now looking for more upsets at the continental level.
After years of absence, Iraq is coming back to the AFC Champions League. Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya has been eliminated early, but a new name will have a chance to shine at the group stage - Al-Zawraa.
Azadi Stadium hosted almost 1,000 women for the first time in years, but Persepolis couldn’t cope with the Japanese trap.