Following Al Duhail's signing of Toby Alderweireld, Qatar could be positioned to be Asia's biggest transfer market players.
The woeful displays from Beijing Guoan and Guangzhou in AFC Champions League 2021 hint at bigger problems for Chinese football.
Kaya FC knocked off an inexperienced Shanghai Port side to advance to the AFC Champions League group stage for the first time in club history.
Shanghai SIPG have earned a late call-up to the AFC Champions League after the Asian Football Confederation confirmed Shandong Luneng's expulsion.
Vissel's passage to the quarterfinals may have come at a cost while Suwon shocked Yokohama with a comeback win.
Guangzhou Evergrande could have sealed a knockout berth with a win over Suwon but will now need help from Vissel.
Sydney FC picked up their first win of the Asian Champions League campaign as they ran out 4-0 winners against Shanghai SIPG.
Guangzhou made gains in Group G by topping Vissel , while Shanghai SIPG dropped Yokohama Marinos for their first loss of the tournament.
Andres Iniesta was brilliant as Vissel Kobe secured passage to the knockout rounds with a win over Guangzhou Evergrande.
Shanghai SIPG FC looked to their bench to top Jeonbuk as the K League 1 champions lost their second AFC Champions League match of the tournament.
Sydney FC dominated the first half and had their chances to build on an early lead but could not hold off Shanghai SIPG's late comeback.
Football officials are confident that China's Champions League teams will be able to travel to Qatar when the competition resumes next week.
The Socceroos midfielder made 32 appearances for the Seagulls last season after signing a 3 1/2-year deal in January.
Shanghai SIPG's Champions League match against Buriram United will be played behind closed doors due to the coronavirus.
Brazilian-born striker Elkeson has changed his name as he prepares to help China qualify for the 2022 World Cup.
Sydney FC just about kept alive their AFC Champions League campaign with a 2-2 away draw to Chinese champions Shanghai SIPG on Tuesday.
Sydney FC face a battle to advance from their Asian Champions League group following a 3-3 draw with China's Shanghai SIPG on Wednesday.
Wu is the biggest name in Chinese football after finishing the 2018 Chinese Super League season as top scorer.
Sven-Göran Eriksson speaks exclusively to ESPN about the Asian Cup, describing India's win over Thailand the tournament's "biggest surprise."
Oscar's close-range tap-in ensured Shanghai SIPG remained in top spot with a 1-1 draw against second-placed Shandong Luneng on Tuesday.
China defender Wang Shenchao will miss the Asian Cup next January after being handed a 12-month ban by the Chinese Football Association (CFA) for we
Seven-time champions Guangzhou Evergrande dropped further off the pace with a 2-0 loss against Beijing Renhe on Sunday.
Japan's Kashima Antlers booked their place in the quarterfinals of the Asian Champions League completing a 4-3 aggregate win over Shanghai SIPG.