Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat has admitted that it is becoming harder for A-League clubs to lure players with the rise of other Asian comps.
The Asian Football Confederation has banned two referees from Thailand for life for match-fixing.
ESPN FC's Jason Dasey and former Malaysia international Stanley Bernard break down the AFC Champions League draw, highlighted by Shanghai SIPG's clash against Jeonbuk.
Shanghai SIPG will take on Jeonbuk Motors while FC Seoul face Shandong Luneng in the 2016 Asian Champions League quarterfinals.
The I-League champions will be playing their first leg at home on September 14.
Head coach Graham Arnold will cull up to six Sydney FC players to get his club back to the top of the A-League next season.