Road to India 2022: Uzbekistan in a good place, says head coach Norsafarov
Tashkent: It was the tournament which largely flew under the Asian football radar, but one Uzbekistan may look back on as a turning point in their women’s national team’s trajectory.
While the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic ruled nearly all their Asian counterparts out of international action last month, the Central Asian side were in Turkey, competing against two African opponents, as well as the outstanding team in Russian club football, and they emerged with renewed belief in their long-term mission.
Kuala Lumpur: The search for the ultimate AFC Cup dream team continues, with 12 magnificent midfielders to choose from.
Who would you select in an all-time AFC Cup XI? To celebrate the return of the competition in 2021, the-AFC.com is asking the football fans of Asia exactly that.
More than 100,000 football fans from throughout the continent have already selected a goalkeeper and three defenders in our 3-4-3 formation, but who will be tasked with pulling the strings in the centre of the park?
Al-Ram: Shabab Al Khalil have secured the 2020-21 West Bank Premier League title after widening the gap with closest rivals Balata Centre to nine points.
The point gap means Shabab Al Khalil, who last won the league in the 2015-2016 season, cannot be overtaken by outgoing champions Balata Centre due to a superior head-to-head record. There are three rounds left to play.
Muhadov appointed Turkmenistan head coach ahead of Asian Qualifiers
Ashgabat: Rovshen Muhadov is new head coach of the Turkmenistan national team, returning to the role he held more than two decades prior.
Muhadov’s first competitive matches in charge will likely come in June, when Turkmenistan continues their bid to top Group H in the current stage of Asian Qualifiers for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023.
The 59-year-old was appointed by following a decision by the Turkmenistan Football Federation Executive Committee, which met on Friday to confirm a new boss ahead of June’s Asian Qualifiers fixtures.
Japan's Keisuke Honda looking forward to Azerbaijan adventure
Tokyo: Globe-trotting Japan star Keisuke Honda admitted to "mistakes and failures" as he pitched up in Azerbaijan's league, but refused to give up on playing at the Tokyo Olympics.
The 34-year-old midfielder, who spent three-and-a-half years at Italian giants AC Milan, signed for Azerbaijani outfit Neftci until the end of the season on Monday, having been without a club since leaving Brazil's Botafogo in December.
It is quite a change in fortunes for Honda, formerly a mainstay of the national team and the first Japanese player to score at three FIFA World Cups.