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from BERNAMA, The Malaysian National News Agency KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 18 (Bernama) -- The AFC Champions League group stage kicks off next Tuesday with 32 Asian football clubs vying for top honours and missing from the list is Malaysia.
The Asian Football Confederation in its bid to raise the standard of football in Asia to new heights had introduced the AFC Champions League and this year it comprises eight groups of four teams each, it said in a statement here today.
To be eligible to compete in the league AFC member associations have to comply with a list of basic requirements.
Malaysia, once a powerhouse of football in Asia, has not met the "criteria of participation" to play in the home …