ASEAN Domestic Wrap: DPMM, Shan United crowned champions
Kuala Lumpur: Brunei Darussalam side DPMM claimed their second Singapore Premier League title at the weekend, while Shan United secured the Myanmar National League championship as club football returned to the ASEAN region following the international break.
Elsewhere, Hanoi FC moved ever closer to the V.League 1 title and Chiangrai United moved to the summit of the Thai League. For that, and much more, here’s the-AFC.com’s round-up of the latest rounds of fixtures in Southeast Asia.
East Asia Domestic Wrap: Kashima blow Japan title race wide open
Kuala Lumpur: Kashima Antlers came out the victors after their top-of-the-table clash against leaders FC Tokyo turned the heat up in the J.League title hunt.
Meanwhile, Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors gained a little breathing room at the top of K League 1 in Korea Republic, Beijing FC reduced the lead of front-runners Guangzhou Evergrande, and there was plenty of domestic football action in Hong Kong, Mongolia and Chinese Taipei.
Central Asian Domestic Wrap: Kyrgyz rivals draw, Afghan finalists confirmed
Bishkek: Neither side was able to deliver a knockout blow in the crucial meeting between the Kyrgyz Premier League’s big two, while the Afghan Premier League reached fever pitch with semi-final action.
Join the-AFC.com as we cast an eye over the domestic action throughout Central Asia.
West Asia Domestic Wrap: Early honours for Sharjah, Al Ahed
Jeddah: Sharjah FC claimed the first silverware of the UAE 2019-20 season by lifting the UAE Super Cup on Saturday while Al Ahed geared up for the 2019 AFC Cup West Asia Zonal final by winning the Lebanon Super Cup on Sunday.
Saudi Arabia's 2019 AFC Champions League hopefuls, meanwhile, did not enjoy a winning return to the Saudi Pro League after the international break.
With Al Sadd sitting out last weekend's domestic action to focus on their 2019 AFC Champions League quarter-final against Saudi Arabia's Al Nassr on Monday, Al Arabi and Al Gharafa shared top spot in the Qatar Stars League after registering their second wins of the season.
Join the-AFC.com as we recap the domestic action in West Asia.
Kuala Lumpur: The first two rounds of Asian Qualifiers took place over the last week with a number of players still vying for 2019 AFC Cup glory turning out for their respective countries as they started their bids to make the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023.
Lebanon's Al Ahed, Jordan's Al Jazeera, 4.25 SC of DPR Korea and Vietnam's Hanoi FC will resume their quest to taste Continental glory in two weeks' time. The-AFC.com looks at how their international stars fared for their nations in the opening rounds of the Asian Qualifiers.
Qualifiers - Group G: Brunei DS bounce back, Indonesia shine
Jakarta: Brunei Darussalam revived their hopes of qualifying for the AFC U-16 Championship 2020 Finals with a 5-1 win over Northern Mariana Islands in Group G qualifying action at the Madya Stadium in Jakarta on Monday.
Hosts Indonesia, meanwhile, opened their campaign with a 4-0 win over Philippines.
Inaugural AFC Child Safeguarding Seminar 2019 concludes in Thailand
Chonburi: The Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) commitment to protect the welfare and safety of children across the Continent marked a significant milestone with the first-ever AFC Child Safeguarding Seminar 2019 which concluded on Tuesday in Chonburi, Thailand.
Held in conjunction with the ongoing AFC U-16 Women’s Championship Thailand 2019, the objective of the seminar was to expand the reach of the new FIFA Child Safeguarding Programme and Toolkit – FIFA Guardians - a major initiative launched by the world governing body in July this year aimed at assisting Member Associations and Confederations around the world to introduce stronger child safeguarding measures in football.