Turkmenistan is in 16th place out of 47 in the table of coefficients of the Asian Football Confederation. The updated club rating has been published on the official website of the AFC.
The AFC Oddsы Table determines the number of clubs delegated by countries to compete in Asian Cups. The lower the position, the fewer teams the country is represented on the Asian arena.
On Tuesday, Saudi Arabia's Al-Hilal won the 2021 AFC Champions League, beating the Pohang Steelers from the Republic of Korea in the final of the competition (2-0). Thus, it became known how many teams Turkmenistan will send to Asian tournaments. The result of the final was important in that it is now possible to officially close the AFC club ranking for 2018-2021 and finally determine the quotas for the 2023 club season.
Turkmenistan delegates one champion team to the Asian Champions League, as well as two clubs to the AFC Cup (second place and winner of the Turkmenistan Cup).
We remind you that the composition of the AFC Champions League participants in terms of licensing became known earlier. Four clubs representing the top league of Turkmenistan in football - Akhal, Altyn Asyr, Kopetdag and Merv have successfully passed the licensing process, which is the main requirement for participation in the AFC Champions League and the AFC Cup.
12 clubs from Uzbekistan passed licensing, 5 clubs from Kyrgyzstan. To date, according to the AFC, not a single club from Afghanistan and Tajikistan has been licensed. If the situation does not change, then in the AFC Cup next year in the Central zone there will be only one group, which will directly include the clubs of Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Kyrgyzstan, and the third team of Turkmenistan and the second team of Kyrgyzstan will play for the fourth ticket.