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.
Hilal Al-Quds played their first ever home match in the AFC Cup against Al-Wehdat from Jordan. Uri Levy was there and brought the feelings and emotions from the event.
Palestinian club football has been regressing in the past two years, but then Hilal Al-Quds decided to do something about it, and qualified for the AFC Cup group stage for the first time in their history.
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.
Japan finished the Asian Cup with a disappointing defeat at the final against Qatar. At the end of the tournament, what Japan can learn for the next years?