Amman: Syria’s Al Wathba earned a valuable point on their AFC Cup debut, holding Jordan’s Al Faisaly to a 0-0 draw on Matchday One of Group B on Monday.
Becoming the seventh different Syrian team to feature in the AFC Cup, Al Wathba knew a tough challenge awaited them against Jordanian powerhouse Al Faisaly at the Amman International Stadium.
The hosts came racing out of the blocks as they looked to manifest their superiority against the debutants. Within two minutes, Polish forward Lukasz Gikiewicz was through on goal following Ehsan Haddad’s cross, but Al Wathba goalkeeper Hussain Rahal stepped out and smothered the ball.
Kuwait City: Three-time champions Kuwait SC got their 2020 AFC Cup off to a winning start, defeating Lebanon’s Al Ansar FC 1-0 in the first Group B tie on Monday.
The hosts came into their opening Group B encounter with an eye on maintaining their dominant form against Lebanese sides in the AFC Cup, having won six of their previous eight matches against opponents from Lebanon.
Kuala Lumpur: Nearly 100 days after Al Ahed SC lifted the 2019 AFC Cup trophy with a 1-0 victory over DPR Korea’s 4.25, the Lebanese side and 11 other West Asian sides get the 2020 edition underway across groups A, B and C.
Syria, Bahrain, Lebanon, Palestine, Kuwait, Jordan and Oman are represented in the West Zone groups of the 2020 AFC Cup, with six clashes across Monday and Tuesday restarting the wheels in the race towards continental glory.
Kuala Lumpur: The 17th edition of the AFC Cup will get underway in the ASEAN Zone on Tuesday and Wednesday with 12 clubs from Southeast Asia set to battle it out.
With 2019's ASEAN Zonal champions Hanoi FC not taking part in this year's edition, the field is open for a new force from the region to rise up.
Powerhouse Ceres Negros, who went close once again to reaching the AFC Champions League through the Play-offs, may well be the favourites to take up Hanoi's crown but it will be no easy task, with the quest for glory joined by 11 other sides representing seven nations.
Kuala Lumpur: The group stage of the 2020 AFC Cup in the ASEAN Zone kicks off on Tuesday as 12 clubs from Southeast Asia prepare to fight for regional bragging rights and a place in the knockout rounds.
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