Park Ji-sung excited to shape Asian football development
Kuala Lumpur: Ever since hanging up his boots in 2014, Asian legend Park Ji-sung has dedicated his time to improving the standards of Asian football.
A centurion with Korea Republic, Park was the first Asian player to score at three successive FIFA World Cups and his trophy-laden spell at Manchester United made him one of the most successful Asian players of all time.
AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023™ match schedule reveals thrilling showdowns
Doha: With the curtain setting on a glitzy ceremony at the AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023™ Final Draw earlier today, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) have announced the official match schedule for the 18th edition of Asia’s crown jewel.
Asia’s top 24 teams discovered their group stage fate at the Katara Opera House in Doha for the AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023™ and will do battle at the Continental showpiece between 12 January to 10 February, 2024.
AFC Executive Committee takes important decisions in first meeting
Manama: The preparations for the AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023™ gathered momentum today with the appointment of AFC Executive Committee and FIFA Council member Mariano Araneta, Jr. of the Philippines as the Chairperson of the Organising Committee for AFC Asian Cup by the newly elected AFC Executive Committee in its first meeting chaired by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, in Manama, Bahrain.
The Organising Committee for AFC Asian Cup advises and assists the AFC Executive Committee on matters relating to the AFC Asian Cup™ and is responsible for organising the flagship national team competition of Asia. The remaining members of the Committee will be confirmed in due course.
Meanwhile, members of the Committee also approved the AFC President’s proposal to appoint Mr. Zaw Zaw from Myanmar as the Senior Vice President of the AFC Executive Committee.
Magical Moments: Park Ji-sung vs Portugal (2002 FIFA World Cup)
Kuala Lumpur: When Korea Republic’s Park Ji-sung arrived at the 2002 FIFA World Cup Finals he was already a well-established and highly regarded member of the Taeguk Warriors squad.
Indeed, with the Koreans sharing the tournament’s hosting duties alongside regional rivals Japan, much was expected of both Park and the rest of Guus Hiddink’s squad ahead of their campaign against the world’s elite. Neither were to disappoint.