Replies to Media ● Sep 30, 2014

FAS’ reply to media query on qualification for AFC competitions


The decision regarding the number of Asian Champions Leauge (ACL) play-off spots granted to Singapore will be confirmed in November after the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Executive Committee meeting. We understand from AFC that we are in line to be granted one ACL play-off spot and one AFC Cup play-off spot.

If we are granted the ACL play-off spot, the highest placed local placed team will qualify for it as foreign teams are not eligible to qualify for the competition. If the team loses the ACL playoff match, they will enter the AFC Cup group stage.

The Singapore Cup winners will earn a play-off spot in the AFC Cup. If the Singapore Cup winners is also the highest placed local team, it will enter the ACL play-off stage and the AFC Cup play-off spot will go to the next highest placed local team in the S.League.