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Bracket Challenge – Quarter-Final: Ali Ashfaq (New Radiant) vs Nguyen Van Quyet (Hanoi FC)


Kuala Lumpur: The fourth and final place in the AFC Cup Bracket Challenge semi-finals will be confirmed after the match-up between a pair of stars from the Maldives and Vietnam as the-AFC.com presents the last quarter-final. 

Today's contest features South Asia and ASEAN as Maldivian superstar Ali Ashfaq's cheeky goal for New Radiant in 2013 faces off against an excellent scissor kick from Hanoi FC's Nguyen Van Quyet in 2017

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Ashfaq has proved a hit among voters in the previous two rounds, seeing off Kuwait FC's Rogerinho and Abahani Limited Dhaka's Sohel Rana to reach the last eight while Van Quyet has overcome Al Hidd's Seyed Mohamed Adnan and Ayeyawady United's Thiha Zaw.

The two players now face off for a place in the AFC Cup Bracket Challenge semi-finals and, for them to get there, they need your support. Vote for your favourite below.


Ali Ashfaq (New Radiant)
2013 AFC Cup
Persibi Bojonegoro vs New Radiant
 (12.03.2013)

Arguably the finest player the Maldives has ever produced, Ali Ashfaq offered more than a glimpse of his talent in Indonesia in 2013, scoring five in a 7-0 win for New Radiant. When he rounded the 'keeper it appeared he had an easy tap-in, but the striker seemed intent on tormenting the Persibo Bojonegoro backline, twisting one way and then the next before coolly finishing into the centre of the goal.

Bracket Challenge – Quarter-Finals: Ali Ashfaq (New Radiant) vs Nguyen Van Quyet (Hanoi FC)

Nguyen Van Quyet (Hanoi FC)
2017 AFC Cup
Hanoi FC vs Ceres Negros (21.02.2017)

Improvisation at its finest from Hanoi FC's Nguyen Van Quyet against Ceres Negros in the 2017 group stage as, with two defenders in close proximity and his back to goal, he controls the ball with his outstretched right foot then takes flight to fire a vicious left-footed scissor kick past goalkeeper Roland Muller before reeling off in celebration

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