West Zone: Contenders, big matches and key questions - we break down the 2021 AFC Champions League draw
Kuala Lumpur: The groups for the biggest ever AFC Champions League were revealed on Wednesday, giving us countless exciting fixtures to look forward to in the coming months.
The opening matches are still more than two months away, but that won’t stop us from breaking down Wednesday's draw and examining what to expect from a mouth-watering selection of groups in the West Zone.
Join the-AFC.com as we look at what to expect, what to ponder and what to watch from the matches ahead.
East Zone: Contenders, big matches and key questions - we break down the 2021 AFC Champions League draw
Kuala Lumpur: The path to AFC Champions League glory was revealed on Wednesday, with an expanded draw delivering several potential classics.
In lieu of waiting until April’s kick-off, we are jumping straight into this year’s extended field, analysing the contenders, the challengers and the storylines ahead in the East Zone of Asia’s premier club football competition.
Join the-AFC.com as we look at what to expect, what to ask and what to watch in the matches ahead.
The Asian Football Quiz - AFC Champions League Edition
Kuala Lumpur: Think you know all there is on Asian football? As we count down to the 2021 AFC Champions League draw on Wednesday, take our quiz below to see how much you know about the continent's premier club competition!
DID YOU KNOW?
The official 2021 AFC Champions League and 2021 AFC Cup draw is scheduled to take place in a virtual ceremony on January 27, 2021 in Malaysia at 2:30pm and 4:30pm (local time) respectively.
Both club competitions will see a record number of clubs competing in 2021 with two additional groups – one each for the East and West Regions – included in this season’s AFC Champions League Group Stage, which has been expanded from 32 to 40 clubs.
Similarly, the number of clubs in the 2021 Group Stage of the ever-growing AFC Cup may rise to 39 clubs from 36 in the last edition in 2019, with a newly-introduced Group for the Central Zone.
Dates for expanded AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022™ confirmed
Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022™ have today confirmed that the upcoming edition of Asia’s most prestigious women’s tournament will take place from January 20 to February 6.
The AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022™ is primed to surpass all expectations and celebrate several new milestones for women’s football in the Continent following the success of the 2018 edition in Jordan, which was widely-acclaimed as a breakthrough tournament after it was held in the West Zone for the first time.
Kuala Lumpur: With football back on track after a tough 2020, we take a look at some of the biggest domestic derbies in club football.
We kick off the series with the United Arab Emirates, a country passionate for its football where several clubs compete season after season for top honours and, understandably, which can bring about bragging rights as well after downing a rival.
Riyadh: Al Nassr claimed their second consecutive Saudi Arabia Super Cup title after defeating fierce rivals Al Hilal SFC 3-0 at the King Fahd International Stadium on Saturday.
After a scoreless opening 45 minutes, defending champions Al Nassr put on a second half show with goals from Brazilian midfielder Petros Matheus, 2020 AFC Champions League top scorer Abderrazak Hamdallah and Sami Al Najei to claim victory.