AFC conducts AFC Champions League (East) medical briefing
Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) organised a virtual briefing for team doctors, physiotherapist, officials from participating clubs and COVID-19 officers on Thursday to discuss the health guidelines put in place for the centralised AFC Champions League (East) which begins on November 18 in Doha, Qatar.
The session was conducted to brief medical personnel on the Medical Guidelines that cover the precautionary measures and explain the bio-secure bubble which controls and limits the movements of players and officials for the duration of the competition.
Safety measures and health protocols hailed at AFC Champions League (West)
Doha: The frontliners and all those involved in the successful staging of the AFC Champions League (West), which ended on Saturday, have been praised for ensuring the safety and health of players and staff.
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) had worked with the Qatar Authorities to establish the best possible environment for the safe return of Asian Football.
To achieve this, strict protocols and health regulations were put in place for the AFC Champions League (West) since it restarted on September 14 and a total of 8,563 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) for COVID-19 testing were conducted on players and officials during the duration of the competition.
Aspetar recognised as AFC Medical Centre of Excellence
Doha: The Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) commitment towards ensuring world-class healthcare to the Continent’s teams and players was further underlined with the recognition of Aspetar, Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital in Qatar as part of the AFC’s Medical Centre of Excellence network in a virtual ceremony held today.
Aspetar will now be part of the network of established medical centres under the AFC Medical Centre of Excellence which was launched in 2018 to provide better healthcare for the Continent’s footballers by recognising medical centres in Asia which demonstrate leadership in clinical research and education expertise as well as injury-prevention and management measures.
AFC President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa said: “The AFC’s Vision and Mission has set out our objectives to ensure the success of our teams, players and officials and sports medicine plays an important role in this journey.
Aspetar host latest AFC President's Travelling Fellow for Football Medicine
Doha: The latest group of participants in the AFC President’s Travelling Fellow for Football Medicine had the opportunity to interact and engage with medical practitioners at the award-winning Aspetar Medical Center.
Dr. Peechalerm Pisanusan of Thailand, Dr. Yosif Husain of Kuwait, Joanna Ammar of Lebanon and Chhador Zangmo of Bhutan were the latest participants to join the one-week programme aimed at enhancing their knowledge and expertise in sports medicine.
Vote for your best AFC Champions League 2020 (West) Team: Midfielders
Kuala Lumpur: As football lovers across Asia look forward to the resumption of the 2020 AFC Champions League (East), the-AFC.com continues its quest to find out who the fans consider the Best XI from the West Asia stage.
Over the past two weeks we have seen the goalkeeper and the back four in front of him decided, so now it's time to turn our attention to the midfield and find out who you consider the top trio.
So, here are the 10 players in contention for three places in the centre of the park. Review the candidates and then select your favourite for this all-star XI in the poll below.
Corica looking forward to Sydney FC's tough AFC Champions League challenge
Sydney: Steve Corica is relishing Sydney FC’s return to action in the 2020 AFC Champions League as the A-League champions prepare to take on two-time winners Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors, Yokohama F Marinos and Shanghai SIPG when the tournament resumes in Qatar later this month.
The Australian side, who retained the A-League Championship with victory over Melbourne City in the Grand Final at the end of August, kick off their Group H campaign in Doha against Shanghai on November 19 and Corica knows his team face a daunting task as a result of a demanding draw.