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Latest update on AFC Champions League (East)

Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has taken note of the Chinese Football Association’s (CFA) confirmation of Jiangsu FC’s withdrawal from participating in this season’s AFC Champions League.

In accordance with the AFC Champions League 2021 Competition Regulations, the AFC Competitions Committee has decided to cancel the Playoff match between FC Pohang Steelers from Korea Republic and Thailand’s Ratchaburi FC, which was scheduled to take place on April 14, 2021.

Both clubs have instead been awarded with direct entries into Group G, alongside Japan’s Nagoya Grampus and Johor Darul Ta'zim from Malaysia, with FC Pohang Steelers now occupying position G1 and Ratchaburi FC drawn into position G4.

The centralised matches for Group G are scheduled to take place in Thailand from June 21 to July 7, 2021.