Kuala Lumpur: With yet another gripping AFC Champions League™ season now behind us, the-AFC.com continues its quest to find out who you, the fans, pick as the Best XI from this year's continental competition.
Earlier in the week, we brought to you the nominees for the best goalkeeper from the 2022 edition of Asia’s premier club tournament, which was won by Japan’s Urawa Red Diamonds after they defeated Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal SFC, and now we present the candidates who could make up the back four of the Best XI.
Here are the 12 players who are in contention for a place in the backline. Review the candidates and don't forget to select your favourite defenders for the AFC Champions League 2022 all-star XI in the polls below.
Kuala Lumpur: Urawa Red Diamonds were crowned champions of Asia for the third time earlier this month as they defeated Al Hilal SFC 2-1 on aggregate in the final to bring the curtains down on yet another engrossing edition of the AFC Champions League™.
After Japan's Urawa dethroned Saudi Arabian outfit Al Hilal to add to their 2007 and 2017 triumphs and become the second most successful club on the continent alongside Pohang Steelers, the-AFC.com looks back on some of the standout performers from the competition to find out the Best XI from the 2022 edition.
As always, we begin with the goalkeepers who are the last line of defence for their sides and ask you, the fans, to review our five nominees before casting your vote for the top performer at Asia’s premier club competition.
Kuala Lumpur: As we approach the FIFA U20 World Cup Argentina 2023 kick off, the AFC’s four representatives are gearing up for exciting encounters against diverse opponents over the course of three weeks.
Across four groups out of six, Uzbekistan, Japan, Iraq and Korea Republic face challenges of various levels making for an intriguing prospect as they all dream of a first-ever title for Asia.
Dubai: A four-team strong contingent will carry Asia’s hopes at the FIFA U20 World Cup Argentina 2023 as the continent dreams of bringing the trophy home for the first time.
Uzbekistan, Iraq, Japan and Korea Republic all booked their places in the upcoming tournament courtesy of their success at the AFC U20 Asian Cup™ Uzbekistan 2023 back in March. The-AFC.com looks back at the path each of the four teams took to qualify.
Dubai: The attention of football fans from across Asia turns to Argentina where Uzbekistan, Iraq, Japan and Korea Republic prepare to represent the continent in the FIFA U20 World Cup 2023.
The global event previously known as the World Youth Championship has seen as many as 16 different AFC representatives over the course of its four decades of existence. the-AFC.com looks back at the history of Asian nations at the FIFA U20 World Cup.
Kuala Lumpur: Asia's hopefuls moved a step closer to the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Paris 2024 following the conclusion of the Asian Qualifiers Round 2 official draw at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Thursday.
Divided into four pots according to their seedings, the 12 teams were drawn into three groups with only two spots available at Paris 2024.
Kuala Lumpur: The remaining eight teams discovered their challengers following the official draw ceremony for Round 2 of the AFC U17 Women’s Asian Cup Indonesia 2024™ Qualifiers at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Thursday.
Each group will be played as a single round-robin league format in a centralised venue between September 16 to 24, 2023, with the Host Member Association to be determined at a later stage.
Four teams – the winners and runners-up of each group – will qualify for the AFC U17 Women’s Asian Cup Indonesia 2024™, set to be held from April 7 to 20, 2024.