AFC Champions League experience will help Philippines football, says Schrock
Manila: Veteran Stephan Schrock is confident the only way is up for Philippines football following the AFC Champions League group stage debuts of Home United FC and Kaya FC-Iloilo.
Schrock's United City finished third in Group I of the recently concluded 2021 AFC Champions League (East) group stage in Tashkent while Kaya FC, who progressed from the playoff after defeating Shanghai Port FC, ended their Group F campaign in Bangkok with six defeats.
2021 AFC Champions League (East): The Stats Leaders
Kuala Lumpur: With the first stage of the 2021 AFC Champions League (East) concluded, the-AFC.com takes a closer look at the numbers that caught the eye following the six rounds of group stage fixtures.
From high-scoring forwards to those that create the goals and win the ball back, we shine the spotlight on the players whose statistics stood out as the continental competition got underway in East Asia.
Vote for your Best Goal of 2021 AFC Champions League Matchday Six (East)
Bangkok: The group stage of the 2021 AFC Champions League (East) has drawn to a close as the eight teams advancing to the knockout rounds were confirmed over the past few days.
As ever, there was plenty of drama and a number of fabulous goals to go with it. the-AFC.com has selected five of the best for you to choose your favourite, so cast a vote at the foot of the article to let us know!
We will be back, says Kaya FC-Iloilo’s Harvey after AFC Champions League learning curve
Bangkok: Debutants Kaya FC-Iloilo may have exited the tournament without a point to their name from six matches but head coach Graham Harvey has vowed that the Philippines side will return stronger to the AFC Champions League.
Kaya’s AFC Champions League run ended with a 1-0 defeat to Viettel FC on Sunday but it was not for the want of trying as Viettel scored only after Harvey’s side had been reduced to nine men in a space of two minutes with Viettel’s Caique scoring the winning goal from a sublime free-kick after Masanari Omura had been sent off in the 53rd minute with Simone Rota the first to get his marching orders.
Tokyo Olympics - Preview: Australia's new era faces first major test under Gustavsson
Tokyo: A year later than planned, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics are finally within sight, with seven Asian football teams chasing gold across the men’s and women’s competitions.
Before the football action begins on July 21, the-AFC.com is here to tell all you need to know about the continent’s contenders, including their road to Tokyo, their star players and what to expect from their opponents.
The first team in our series is Asia’s highest ranked women’s national team, and the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup co-hosts, Australia, who will be eager to begin a new era in style under head coach Tony Gustavsson.
Houston: Qatar and Panama played to a thrilling 3-3 draw in Group D of the 2021 Gold Cup at the BBVA Stadium in Houston on Tuesday.
Playing in the tournament as an invited team, Qatar were denied an opening win by a Panama side who came from behind three times to force the draw in a match where the kickoff had to be delayed by almost two hours due to severe weather warning.