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Why does the Australian soccer team compete in the Asian qualifiers for the World Cup?

Australia used to play under the Oceania Confederation. The confederation only gets half a berth per World Cup. This means that after the preliminary rounds, the top team gets to play a two-legged tie ...
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Can a North Korean team play in the AFC Champions League?

It is not, as one might presume, because they did not qualify! The AFC Champions League provides for the top twelve associations in each region to receive team entries, with the rating based on ...
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Can a North Korean team play in the AFC Champions League?

Yes, they can. The top-tier countries like South Korea or Iran have spots only in the AFC Champions League. Developing countries have spots only in the AFC Cup. Countries somewhere in the middle of ...
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Why does the Australian soccer team compete in the Asian qualifiers for the World Cup?

Australia also switched for better competition. Against OFC minnows, their best players often didn't show up for national team games. They wouldn't leave their club teams for national team games, ...
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