Group C: Al Faisaly close in on AFC Cup knockout stage with win over Tishreen
Amman: Group C hosts Al Faisaly secured a hard fought 1-0 win in Group C of the 2021 AFC Cup against Syria’s Tishreen on Monday.
Al Faisaly got their campaign off to a winning start three days earlier, beating Palestine’s Al Ama’ari Center 2-0 to go top of the group while Tishreen took a point from Kuwait SC with a very late equaliser, but the Jordanian side kept the pressure up till the end and got their reward for it.
Group C: Late blitz steers Kuwait SC past Al Ama’ari Center in AFC Cup entertainer
Amman: Kuwait SC took three valuable points from Palestine’s Al Ama’ari Center with an emphatic 4-1 win in Group C of the 2021 AFC Cup on Monday.
Against the run of play, Al Ama’ari Center opened the scoring 18 minutes into the match thanks to Abdulhamid Abuhabib, who tapped in Sameh Maraaba’s initial weak shot from close range after a fast break that also included Mohamed Maraaba in the build up.
Damjanovic firmly focused on AFC Champions League all time topscorer accolade
Hong Kong: With 36 goals, Dejan Damjanovic is the second-highest scorer in the history of the AFC Champions League. But, as he embarks on another campaign in the competition with new club Kitchee, the veteran forward is hoping to finally write his name in the record books.
Dejan Damjanovic may have left the K League behind and made Hong Kong his new home, but one thing remains true: the Montenegrin still knows how to score goals.
Kuwait: The long wait is finally over, and Asia’s top men’s national teams are soon to resume their respective bids to qualify for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023.
It has been 18 long months since a ball was kicked in Group B – featuring, Australia, Kuwait, Jordan, Nepal and Chinese Taipei – and with a wait like that, one could be forgiven for needing a refresher course before the action resumes.
But fear not, the-AFC.com is here to bring you all need to know about the finely poised group, including a run-down on the venues and how the teams currently stand, plus we pick out a key man from each of the five sides.
Suzhou: More than 18 months since the last ball was kicked in Group A of the Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023, the competition will resume on May 30 as the five sides get set to continue their campaigns in the Chinese city of Suzhou.
Syria currently lead the way with a hugely impressive five wins from five and they start as clear favourites to progress to the third round of qualifying, while the pressure is on hosts China PR who sit eight points back, level with the Philippines.
The Maldives still have aspirations of a top-two finish and Guam are seeking their first points of the campaign. Ahead of the opening game between China and Guam on Sunday, the-AFC.com takes a closer look at Group A.