AFC receives Qatar’s bid to host AFC Asian Cup 2027
Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has received today the Qatar Football Association’s (QFA) bid to host the AFC Asian Cup 2027 after the country’s Ambassador to Malaysia HE Fahad bin Mohammed Kafood visited the AFC House in Kuala Lumpur to officially submit the necessary bidding documentation.
Qatar, the reigning champions of the AFC Asian Cup after clinching their maiden crown in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2019, are aiming to be the first Asian country to stage the Continent’s premier national team competition for the third time having hosted previously in 1988 and 2011.
AFC confirms rights deal with Sport1 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland
Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has today announced that Sport1 GmbH will be their new media partner, broadcasting the AFC Champions League for the 2021 and 2022 seasons in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
As an established dedicated sports broadcaster, with a large distribution in the region, Sport1 will make AFC Champions League live matches and highlights available in these territories. Live matches will mainly be aired on Sport1+, with selected live matches and highlights potentially being televised on free-to-air channel Sport1.
Hotshots: Baghdad Bounedjah (Al Sadd SC) – 2018 AFC Champions League
Kuala Lumpur: When Al Sadd SC striker Baghdad Bounedjah scored 13 times in the 2018 edition of the AFC Champions League, the talented Algerian instantly became one of the competition’s all-time greats.
Indeed, Bounedjah rarely failed to shine after finding the net twice against Al Wasl FC on Matchday One, his impressive tally ensuring he joined Brazilians Adriano and Muriqui at the top of the AFC Champions League’s goalscoring charts for the most strikes in a single season.
Kuala Lumpur: The return of the 2020 AFC Champions League is now just weeks away but before this season's Continental campaign resumes, the-AFC.com continues its quest to find out who the fans consider the Best XI from last year's tournament.
Last week we presented the candidates for the 2019 edition's best goalkeeper, and now we shine the spotlight on the players who will make up the backline.
So, here are the 14 players in contention for the four places in defence. Review the nominees and then choose your favourite defenders for this all-star XI in the respective polls.
Kuala Lumpur: As excitement continues to build for the return of the AFC Champions League in September, the-AFC.com asks you, the fans, to vote for your favourite goal in the competition from the past decade.
Looking back at the tournaments from 2010 to 2019, we've selected 20 of the best goals scored in Asia's biggest club competition and now ask you to tell us your favourite, which will be announced ahead of the AFC Champions League's resumption next month.
Splitting them into two semi-finals with 10 goals apiece, our first offering features stunning solo efforts, thunderbolts from distance and much more, so enjoy the trip down memory lane and cast your vote at the bottom of the article. The top five highest rated will progress to September's finale!