Vote for your best AFC Champions League 2020 (West) Team: Midfielders
Kuala Lumpur: As football lovers across Asia look forward to the resumption of the 2020 AFC Champions League (East), the-AFC.com continues its quest to find out who the fans consider the Best XI from the West Asia stage.
Over the past two weeks we have seen the goalkeeper and the back four in front of him decided, so now it's time to turn our attention to the midfield and find out who you consider the top trio.
So, here are the 10 players in contention for three places in the centre of the park. Review the candidates and then select your favourite for this all-star XI in the poll below.
AFC Champions League – The Expert's View: Dejan Damjanovic
Daegu: AFC Champions League legend Dejan Damjanovic runs the rule over the players and teams who are set to make an impact when the Continental action resumes on November 18.
The tournament's second highest all-time goalscorer, Montengrin striker Dejan Damjanovic is one of the AFC Champions League's most familiar faces having represented FC Seoul, Beijing FC and Suwon Samsung Bluewings in the competition.
Bracket Challenge – RO16: Thiha Zaw (Ayeyawady United) v Nguyen Van Quyet (Hanoi FC)
Kuala Lumpur: The final match-up in the AFC Cup Bracket Challenge Round of 16 will decide the last player to reach the quarter-finals as we continue our quest to find out what you, the fans, consider the greatest goal in the competition from the past decade.
It's another day of regional rivalry, too, as Thiha Zaw of Myanmar's Ayeyawady United faces off against Nguyen Van Quyet from Vietnam's Hanoi FC as the ASEAN stars bid to continue deeper into the tournament.
Tehran: As the 2020-21 Iran Pro League season gets underway over the weekend, the-AFC.com looks at Islamic Republic of Iran’s most supported football clubs in the latest part of this series.
With a population of over 80 million, Iran is West Asia’s most populous nation and home to arguably the region’s most passionate football fans. Tehran’s Azadi Stadium boasts the record for highest attendance in AFC Asian Cup history, as 100,000 fans watched Team Melli beat Kuwait 1-0 in the 1976 final.
Surveying the club scene in the country and taking into consideration factors such as historical success and fan base, we have selected five teams as IR Iran’s most popular. It is now up to you to review the nominees and vote for your favourite Iranian club.
Beijing: China PR's Olympic hopes hinge on February's crunch AFC qualifying play-off against Korea Republic. With the stakes high and no margin for error in their bid to reach Women's Olympic Football Tournament Tokyo 2021, the Steel Roses will be hoping Tang Jiali reproduces the goalscoring form which saw her finish as the team's top scorer during the preliminary competition's group campaign.
Nine months ago, the dynamic China PR No 9 announced her emergence on the continental scene by scoring four goals in just three matches, including a spectacular effort in the 1-1 draw against Australia.
Jiangsu Suning in the way as Cannavaro eyes second CSL title with Guangzhou Evergrande
Beijing: A Chinese Super League season which began five months late and without spectators because of COVID-19 will reach its climax with Fabio Cannavaro's Guangzhou Evergrande facing Jiangsu Suning in front of 7,000 fans.
The title decider takes place over two legs on neutral territory in Suzhou, with the first match on Sunday and second on Thursday.