At a recent AFC meeting, the Saudi Arabia, UAE and Qatar football associations has proposed to change AFC Champions League matchday from Tuesday and Wednesday to Monday and Tuesday, citing business reasons.
According to the associations, the current match has failed to attract TV audience, mainly due to conflict with UEFA Champions League’s schedule. It also has negative effect on merchandise revenue.
If accepted, the proposal will be in effect in 2017. Matchdays for West Asian clubs will be changed, but remain the same for East Asian clubs.