Vote for your Best Goal of the 2021 AFC Champions League: The Final
Kuala Lumpur: The fans have voted and whittled 20 of the finest goals from the 2021 AFC Champions League down to just 10, so now it's time to find out what you consider the best goal of the year from the continental competition.
From Sharof Mukhiddinov's opening-day piledriver to Nasser Al Dawsari's screamer in the final, we've got 10 fabulous goals to choose from. Review the nominees once more and tell us whose strike was the best of the campaign by casting your vote at the foot of the article.
Kyogo Furuhashi, Son Heung-min and more – Vote for your AFC International Player of the Week
Kuala Lumpur: It was a week of cup final winners, high-profile league goals and brilliance throughout the biggest leagues in Europe for Asia’s players abroad.
Kyogo Furuhashi was the hero as he and Australia’s Tom Rogic lifted the Scottish League Cup, while Son Heung-min and Takehiro Tomiyasu thrived in England, and no less than four players were nominated for their exploits in German football.
But which Asian player outside the continent shone brightest of all? Study our list of 10 nominees – based on matches from December 14 to 20 – and don’t forget to register your vote.
Chanathip double hands Thailand first leg advantage over Vietnam
Singapore: Chanathip Songkrasin starred in Thailand’s 2-0 win over Vietnam in the first leg of the AFF Cup semi-finals on Thursday.
Two first half goals by the Thailand captain laid the foundation for a crucial first leg win against the defending champions, who will need to give their all when the two teams face off again on Sunday.
“This team can achieve the dream” – Philippines boss Stajcic full of belief ahead of India 2022
Los Angeles: After leading Australia to the last two AFC Women’s Asian Cup finals, Alen Stajcic believes he can take Philippines further than they’ve ever been at India 2022.
Having gone within one win of securing a first ever FIFA Women’s World Cup qualification when they finished fifth at the 2018 continental Finals in Jordan, the Southeast Asian nation appointed the former Matildas boss in October with the goal of reaching the global stage.
A top-five finish in next month’s Finals will turn their FIFA Women’s World Cup dream into reality, and Stajcic is firmly of the belief that his new team has the ability to make it so.