Vote for your best AFC Champions League 2020 (West) Team: Defenders
Kuala Lumpur: The return of the 2020 AFC Champions League (East) is now just weeks away but before this season's Continental campaign resumes, the-AFC.com continues its quest to find out who the fans consider the Best XI from the West Asia stage.
Last week we presented the candidates for the 2020 edition's best goalkeeper, and now we shine the spotlight on the players who will make up the backline.
So, here are the 14 players in contention for the four places in defence. Review the nominees and then choose your favourite defenders for this all-star XI in the respective polls.
Bracket Challenge – RO16: Chan Siu Ki (South China AA) v Mohamad Haidar (Safa SC)
Kuala Lumpur: After a hotly contested Round of 32 in the AFC Cup Bracket Challenge, 16 players from 14 clubs across Asia return for the next stage as the-AFC.com asks fans to vote for their favourite goal from the past decade.
East Asia faces West Asia in the first of our Round of 16 match-ups as South China AA's former Hong Kong international Chan Siu Ki goes up against Lebanese star Mohamad Haidar from Safa SC.
Goa: With the start of the 2020-21 Indian Super League (ISL) in Goa now just a few weeks away, the-AFC.com continues its series of looking at Asia's biggest football clubs as we turn our attention to the Continent's second most populous country: India.
Football in the South Asian nation has been part of the sporting calendar for well over a century, with the country being home to several of Asia's most historic clubs. In recent years, the emergence of the ISL has led to a number of sides from all across India springing into existence as football has moved into an exciting new era.
Taking into account history, fanbase and recent success, the-AFC.com has selected five teams as India's most popular clubs and asks you, the fans, to vote for your favouritie.
Head coach Day eager to get Bangladesh up and running again
Dhaka: Head coach Jamie Day is eager to see his Bangladesh side in action, having returned from England on Thursday.
Bangladesh are scheduled to play Nepal in two friendlies next month and it will be Day’s first opportunity to gauge his players since January, with international football having been halted by the COVID-19 pandemic.