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Kashiwa qualify for Champions League

Jan 01, 2013 5:08 PM GMT

J-League club Kashiwa Reysol have qualified for the AFC Champions League group stage, with their Emperor's Cup final win on Tuesday.

Kashiwa earned their spot in Asian club football's premier tournament with a 1-0 win over Gamba Osaka.

They complete Group H in the continental event, joining A-League side Central Coast Mariners, Chinese Super League side Guizhou Renhe and K-League outfit Suwon Bluewings.

Kashiwa will being their Asian campaign on February 27, with a visit to Guizhou Renhe.