Big-spending Guangzhou Evergrande were grouped together with 2006 winners Jeonbuk Motors in the 2013 AFC Champions League.
Australia are piling on the superlatives for Japan ahead of their eagerly anticipated World Cup fourth-round qualifiers.
England's plane home has already been booked for the day after their final group stage match, according to Sunday's papers.
Asamoah Gyan has no regrets about leaving Sunderland and says his arrival in the UAE can help boost football in the region.
Harry Kewell and Brett Emerton have been told they need to play better after being recalled to the Australia squad for World Cup qualifiers.
Australia captain Lucas Neill has signed with United Arab Emirates champions Al Jazira in order to prepare for the 2014 World Cup.
Arsenal and Lyon are in danger of ending their long presence as they face difficult qualifying ties this week.
Alejandro Sabella will coach Argentina's national team through the 2014 World Cup, after Sergio Batista had his contract rescinded.
Full table UAE Premier League
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Goals against : 37 (1.42 /match)
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