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Football Federation Australia (FFA) wants the winner of the FFA Cup to earn a spot in the Asian Champions League.
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FFA chief David Gallop says he is hopeful that the FFA Cup winner will be included in the Asian Champions League in 2016.
“We’re going to pursue making the FFA Cup winner qualify for the ACL,” FFA chief David Gallop said according to AAP.
“It will be very difficult to do it for 2015 but we hope to do it for 2016.”
The current system awards Champions League spots to the A-League grand final and minor premiership winners, while a qualifying round berth is handed to a side that finishes third in the case that a team wins both – as was the case with the Brisbane Roar last season.