Kuala Lumpur: The 2021 AFC Champions League quarter-finals and semi-finals were held over the past week as a whirlwind few days’ of action ended in Al Hilal SFC and FC Pohang Steelers booking their places in the grand finale on November 23.
A record 40 teams were part of the group stage when it kicked off back in April and just two remain in the quest to be crowned kings of Asia.
With the competition now taking a break until the sides meet in Riyadh next month, the-AFC.com looks back at the numbers that stood out after the recent set of games.
Vote for your Best Goal of the 2021 AFC Champions League Quarter and Semi-Finals
Kuala Lumpur: The 2021 AFC Champions League finalists have been confirmed after an action-packed few days which saw both the quarter-finals and the semi-finals held in Saudi Arabia and Korea Republic.
The six games produced some incredible drama with sizzling action, penalty shootouts and, of course, some stunning goals. The-AFC.com has selected five of the best and ask you, the fans, to vote for your favourite at the foot of the article.
Kuala Lumpur: The 2022 AFC U23 Asian Cup qualifying campaign kicks off on Saturday with 39 teams from across the continent battling it out for the 15 remaining places at the tournament in Uzbekistan next year.
As ever, some of Asia’s finest young talent will be on display in the 11 qualifying groups, and the-AFC.com has identified some of the key players to look out for.
Spectacular Al Thumama Stadium becomes sixth tournament-ready venue for Qatar 2022
Doha: Qatar’s latest FIFA World Cup™ tournament venue was unveiled on Friday night when Al Thumama Stadium hosted the Amir Cup Final between Al Rayyan and Al Sadd. The stunning venue – which was designed by Qatari architect Ibrahim M. Jaidah – was inaugurated in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Amir of Qatar, as the country marked yet another milestone on the road to 2022.
The inauguration ceremony took place prior to the final and involved local schoolchildren celebrating the design of the stadium. On the pitch, Al Sadd won the final 5-4 on penalties after the match finished 1-1 after 90 minutes. It was a record 18th victory in the competition for the Wolves.