Son Heung-min, Sayyadmanesh, Al Taamari and more: Vote for your AFC International Player of the Week!
Kuala Lumpur: Dream debuts and match winning moments were the story of the week as Asia’s finest players outside the continent once again showed their class.
In this week’s selection; Yui Hasegawa announced herself as an instant star in Italy, Wataru Endo took his Bundesliga brilliance to dizzy new heights and Allahyar Sayyadmanesh carved out a classic moment in Ukraine, plus flashes of sheer brilliance from Musa Al Taamari and Son Heung-min.
But who deserves the title of Asia’s leading legionnaire for the week just gone? Study our 10-player shortlist, and don’t forget to vote for the most deserving contender.
Kuala Lumpur: Having featured the major domestic derbies of the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Iraq, we turn our focus to the rivalries that highlight the Jordanian Pro League in our latest instalment.
Incepted in 1944, the Jordanian Pro League has its fair share of derbies that set the adrenaline pumping with fans eager for their team to claim bragging rights.
2021 AFC Champions League Group Stage – 5 of the Best: Long-Range Goals
Kuala Lumpur: The 2021 AFC Champions League group stage saw some great goals over the last few months and, with continental action on a temporary break, we've selected some of the very best from various categories.
Kicking off the-AFC.com's '5 of the Best' series, here are five long-range rockets for you to cast your eyes over before telling us which is your favourite by voting at the bottom of the article.
BG Pathum United clinch maiden Thai League 1 title
Pathum Thani: BG Pathum United officially confirmed their status as Thailand’s premier club, sealing the Thai League 1 title with a 2-0 win over Sukothai FC on Thursday.
That result puts them 19 points clear of their nearest rivals, Buriram United and Port FC, meaning that the title race is mathematically over with six rounds of the 2020-21 campaign still to be played.
Tehran: Islamic Republic of Iran's Esteghlal FC have announced Farhad Majidi's is making a return as head coach.
This marks Majidi's third time at the helm, having first led the club in 2019 as caretaker head coach, before returning in early 2020, where he would lead Esteghlal to the Hazfi Cup final and a second place finish in the 2020 Iran Pro League.
Hanoi: Six points from their remaining three matches should be enough for Vietnam to advance to the next stage from Group G of the Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 and head coach Park Hang-seo has urged his players to stay focused.
Vietnam are leading with 11 points from five matches and need to finish top of Group G to confirm their place in the third round of the Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, which will also guarantee them a place in the AFC Asian Cup China 2023 Finals.
While Indonesia are out of the running, Malaysia, Thailand and United Arab Emirates still have a chance, setting the stage for an exciting end to Group G.