In Japan, Sanfrecce Hiroshima qualified for next season’s AFC Champions League™ 2 with a dramatic 1-0 win against Avispa Fukuoka, while Yokohama FC finished last following a 2-1 defeat to Kashima Antlers in their final outing and were relegated to the second tier.
Tainan City FC successfully completed their title defence in Chinese Taipei with two matches to spare while holders Kitchee SC stayed within touching distance of leaders Lee Man FC in Hong Kong, so join the-AFC.com as we bring you up to speed with the action from across East Asia.
Korea Republic: Bluewings finish bottom
Suwon Samsung Bluewings’ 28-year stay in K League 1 ended on Saturday after they were held to a goalless draw by Gangwon FC on the final day of the season and finished bottom of the table. Bluewings won the league in 1998, 1999, 2004 and 2008 and were also Asian champions in 2001 and 2002.