20 Days To Go: AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022™ contenders aim to lift coveted trophy
Navi Mumbai: The prestigious AFC Women’s Asian Cup™ trophy, an iconic symbol of the tournament, will be lifted for only the second time when the leading 12 Asian women’s teams contend for the title in India from January 20 to February 6, 2022.
The current AFC Women’s Asian Cup™ trophy was aptly unveiled in Jordan 2018, the first time a country from the West Zone hosted the tournament, as Japan edged Australia 1-0 in the Final to emerge as the first team to lift the new trophy.
Kuala Lumpur: How closely were you watching Asian football in 2021? We’re about to find out.
As another year draws to a close, we’ve devised the ultimate test of your Asian football knowledge from the last 12 months, including some of the key moments and achievements from the world’s largest continent.
It’s a 30-question test designed to challenge even the most knowledgeable Asian football connoisseur, and you’ll need to have followed the game closely to be among the best.
Think you can pass with flying colours? Take on our ultimate 2021 quiz, and don’t forget to challenge your friends.
Singapore: Thailand will look to wrap up a record-extending sixth AFF Cup title on Saturday when they kick off against Indonesia in the second leg of the final holding a four-goal advantage from the first leg.
The War Elephants were in scintillating form when the sides met at Singapore’s National Stadium on Wednesday with their skipper and talisman Chanathip Songkrasin firing them ahead inside two minutes.
AFC International Player of the Week: 2021’s most featured players
Kuala Lumpur: On a weekly basis throughout 2021, we’ve highlighted the 10 best Asian performers outside the continent. These are the players who stood out.
Over the last 12 months, the-AFC.com has published a total of 35 AFC International Player of the Week polls, with the top 10 Asian performers plying their trade outside the continent over the previous seven days highlighted, and fans from around the world casting their weekly votes.
In total, 115 players from 17 AFC nations were featured at least once in the weekly list, shining on a light of Asian footballers – male and female – based everywhere from Europe’s biggest leagues to competitions in Africa and North America.
As 2021 draws to a close, we’ve crunched the numbers in order to highlight the players who were among Asia’s weekly top 10 more often than anyone else, and whose exemplary consistency deserves recognition.
Join us as we highlight the players who lit up our weekly celebration of Asian players abroad, as well those who bucked the trend to earn recognition.