18 teams, each plays the others twice - home and away - for a total of 34 games each, over 34 game weeks.

Scoring points:
3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss.

Table order:
1. points won; 2. points in head-to-head matches; 3. goal difference in hth matches; 4. goals scored in hth matches; 5. total goal difference; 6. total goals scored.

Qualification for AFC competitions:
1 place: AFC Champions League
2 place: AFC Cup

Relegation from the league:
16-18 place: relegated to Liga 2

Promotion to the league:
3 teams from Liga 2