AFC CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
The competition started as the Asian Champion Club Tournament back in 1967. Eight domestic champions from eight Asian leagues competed in the inaugural season.
Using the old European Cup as a model, the tournament returned to Asia during the 1985/86 season with a new name, the Asian Club Championship. From 2002/03 season the Asian Champions Cup, Asian Cup Winners Cup, and Asian Super Cup was merged into one larger competition: the AFC Champions League.
BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE ASIA TROPHY
Three English Premier League clubs compete against a local Asian team in this pre-season competition first staged in 2003 and held every two years thereafter. Chelsea won the 2011 competition, beating Aston Villa and Kitchee.
FIFA WORLD CUP BRAZIL 2014 QUALIFICATION
As in recent tournaments, the AFC will have four direct qualifiers for the finals tournament in addition to a further possible place via the intercontinental play-offs against CONMEBOL's fifth-placed team.