Doha: Former Barcelona star Xavi Hernandez extended his contract as head coach of reigning Qatar Stars League champions Al Sadd for one more year on Sunday.
"I am happy to continue with Al-Sadd, and the team's goal will always be to compete for all titles," he said in a statement on the club's website which added that his contract had been renewed for a second season.
Kuala Lumpur: After more than 200,000 votes, the fans' Best XI from the 2017 AFC Champions League has been decided with an exciting array of talent making the final line-up.
The 2017 AFC Champions League was full of thrills and spills with breathtaking matches and standout performers and now, after taking a trip down memory lane in recent weeks, we present the 'Dream Team' as voted by you, the fans.
Below are the 11 players who made the cut on the public polls on the-AFC.com, while an XI by OPTA, the official statistics provider for the AFC, is also included as a comparison.
Road to 2023: Asia’s emerging cast chases World Cup dream
Kuala Lumpur: The June 25 confirmation of Australia and New Zealand as 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup hosts was a cause for celebration not only for the two host nations, but for ambitious women’s national teams throughout Asia.
Australia’s new status as an automatic qualifier, coupled with the 2023 tournament’s expansion from 24 to 32 teams, means the race to reach the pinnacle of the women’s game has never been more open.
As attention shifts towards what promises to be a golden month of football in 2023, Asia’s emerging nations are embracing their best ever chance to reach the World Cup Finals, setting the stage for a key period in the development of the women’s game in Asia.
Joining the-AFC.com to discuss the road ahead are Philippines goalkeeper Inna Palacios, Vietnamese captain Huynh Nhu, and Bala Devi, who will be among India’s star players when they host the AFC Women’s Asian Cup in 2022.
Magical Moments: Japan’s 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup glory
Kuala Lumpur: When it comes to global triumphs, few have been more emotive than Japan’s thrilling defeat of the United States of America in the final of the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
While Saki Kumagai’s winning penalty in a tense shootout sparked scenes of incredible joy in Frankfurt, those celebrating were just as quick to reflect on the thousands of lives lost just over three months earlier when a deadly earthquake and tsunami rocked the north-eastern coast of Japan.
Kuala Lumpur: It's hard to beat the feeling of snatching victory from the jaws of defeat at the very last, and this week's '5 of the Best' highlights some of the most dramatic climaxes ever seen in the AFC Cup.
From scenes in Singapore to joy in Jakarta and incredible climaxes in Guwahati, Hisor and Al Wakrah, our latest edition shines the spotlight on the magical moments that help make the beautiful game the most watched sport in the world.