FC Tokyo, Thai club Chonburi to vie for ACL berth


FC Tokyo will face Chonburi of Thailand in a playoff to decide who will join this season’s Asian Champions League, the Japan Football Association announced Thursday.

The Thai side overcame Myanmar’s Yangon United 3-2 on Tuesday and will now travel to face FC Tokyo at Ajinomoto Stadium next Tuesday.

The winner of the playoff will join Group E, which includes Jeonbuk Motors (South Korea), Jiangsu FC (China) and Becamex Binh Duong (Vietnam).