Qatar to host 2020 AFC Champions League in the West region
Kuala Lumpur: The Qatar Football Association (QFA) has been confirmed as the host Member Association for the 2020 AFC Champions League matches in the West region from the Group Stage to the Semi-finals, which will take place from September 14 to October 3, 2020.
The AFC had earlier reiterated its commitment to complete the 2020 AFC Club Competitions in a centralised venue with all matches in the Group Stage for both the AFC Champions League and AFC Cup to be played in full and the knock-out stages consisting of single match ties.
The deadline for bids to host the centralised AFC Champions League West region matches was on July 13, 2020.
Kuala Lumpur: It's more goals galore from the AFC Cup and this week the-AFC.com turns its focus to a handful of quick-witted touches that have bamboozled opposition defences and goalkeepers.
From a delightful tournament-winning strike in Qarshi to impudent efforts in Al-Ram, Arbil, Dhaka and Cibinong, our latest edition of the '5 of the Best' really does cover the length and breadth of the Continent. So enjoy the selection and don't forget to vote for your favourite in the poll below!
Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia are set to play Bahrain in a friendly ahead of resuming their Asian Qualifiers campaign for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023.
The friendly has been scheduled for October 2, six days before Tan Cheng Hoe's side face United Arab Emirates in their Group G tie.
Malaysia are second in the standings on nine points, two behind Vietnam, who they are scheduled to play on October 13, before ending their Asian Qualifiers second round campaign against Thailand on November 17.
Fornaroli targets Grand Final success ahead of A-League resumption
Gosford: Bruno Fornaroli has admitted that Perth Glory have their eyes on winning the A-League Grand Final as the Western Australia club get set to resume their campaign against Central Coast Mariners on Saturday.
Having left Melbourne City prior to the end of the 2018-19 campaign, the Uruguayan striker joined Perth last March, although he was ineligible to appear for his new side until the current campaign and thus played no part in their Premiership success and subsequent Grand Final defeat to Sydney FC.
Back on the pitch and scoring goals, Fornaroli was in fine form prior to the league's COVID-19 related postponement and leads the Perth scoring charts. With domestic and, later, Continental action now set to return, the 32-year-old spoke exclusively to the-AFC.com about his hopes for the remainder of the season as The Glory chase a place in the A-League Finals Series and the AFC Champions League knockout rounds.
Kuala Lumpur: They are Asian football’s great managers, motivators and masterminds.
In the 64-year history of the tournament, only 16 men have won the AFC Asian Cup as a head coach, with countless other talented tacticians trying, and failing, to get their hands on Asian football’s greatest prize.
Kuala Lumpur: The fans' best XI of the 2017 AFC Champions League was decided last week, so now the-AFC.com turns to the next chapter of the Continent's most prestigious club tournament, the 2018 edition, to determine the top 11 players.
To select the candidates for each position, we have reflected on match data from the tournament to draw up a statistics-based approach to present the outstanding performers.
We begin with five candidates for the all-important number one shirt. Review the nominees and then choose your favourite goalkeeper to helm the rearguard for this all-star XI in the poll below.
Kuala Lumpur: They are the goals that made entire nations roar. The goals that turned dreams into reality. The goals we’ll never forget.
Over the last two weeks, Asia’s football fans have come together to celebrate the continent’s outstanding FIFA World Cup goals
Tens of thousands of football lovers voted them in, now, which goal will emerge from the Final as Asia’s greatest? From an initial list of 20 semi-finalists, 10 special goals remain, and the choice is in your hands.
As we marvel at some of Asia’s all-time greats, and their unforgettable moments on the biggest stage of all, make sure to cast your vote.