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So recently I just found this really confusing to me.
I'm the manager of a Hong Kong team, Kitchee, and also the Hong Kong national team manager. We have won the Asian Champions League (like the European Champions League in Europe ,the first tier continental club competition) many times, also the national team rank is rising soar to 12th. However, I just noticed that Vietnam got more quotas for entering the ACL group stage directly than Hong Kong.
As you can see, Hong Kong got 1+0+2 but Vietnam got 2+1+1, and last season Vietnam only got 1+0+1. In my opinion, Hong Kong should get 2+1, China should get 2+1 too and Australia rises to 3+1, as the semi-finalist of the East are usually Kitchee against a South Korean or an Australian team.
This shows the past winners of ACL.
There is no way for Vietnam getting more quotas than Hong Kong, as they only entered ACL for the first time last season and ranked the last in my group H.