Big-spending Guangzhou Evergrande were grouped together with 2006 winners Jeonbuk Motors in the 2013 AFC Champions League.
Villarreal have agreed to sell Brazil striker Nilmar to Qatari club Al Rayyan.
Nilmar is on the verge of leaving Villarreal and joining Al-Rayyan, the Qatari club has claimed.
Qatar have appointed Brazilian Paulo Autuori as national team coach.
Mohamed Bin Hammam must convince world football of his vision and timing if he is to oust Sepp Blatter as head of FIFA.
The Israel Football Association has said national team coach Luis Fernandez could resume his duties after FIFA lifted a ban.
FIFA has told the Israeli Football Association to immediately suspend Israel coach Luis Fernandez from all football activity.
Holders Iraq set up an Asian Cup quarter-final meeting with favourites Australia by beating North Korea 1-0 at the Al Rayyan Stadium.
Japan romped into the quarter-finals of the Asian Cup as Shinji Okazaki scored a hat-trick to demolish Saudi Arabia 5-0.
Jordan continued their Asian Cup form with a 1-0 victory over Saudi Arabia in Group B thanks to Bahaa Suleiman's winner.
Full table Qatar Stars League
Goals for : 49 (2.23 /match)
Goals against : 37 (1.68 /match)
Goals distance : 12
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