Perfect match took Kuwait SC into AFC Cup knockout stage, says Juarez
Amman: Head coach Carlos Juarez hailed Kuwait SC's "perfect performance" as the three-time winners advanced to the 2021 AFC Cup West Zonal semi-finals after a 1-0 win over Jordan’s Al Faisaly on Thursday.
Kuwait SC secured their place in the West Zonal semi-finals as Group C winners, thanks to Tunisian forward Ahmed Akaichi's 47th minute effort.
The result meant that Kuwait SC topped the group with seven points, one Al Faisaly. They will play Jordan's Al Salt in the West Zonal last four stage while Bahrain's Muharraq Club will face 2019 champions Al Ahed of Lebanon.
Al Banna: Muharraq Club deserve place in AFC Cup West Zonal semi-finals
Amman: Defender Mohamed Al Banna said Muharraq Club deserved the win against Lebanon's Al Ansar in their 2021 AFC Cup tie on Thursday, a result which saw the Bahrain side advance to the West Zonal Semi-finals as Group B winners.
Muharraq came from a goal down to defeat Al Ansar 3-1 at the King Abdullah International Stadium thanks to goals from Sanad Saleh, Ismail Abdullatif and Tiago Real.
Muharraq, the 2008 AFC Cup winners, advanced to the West Zonal semi-finals after finishing on six points, the same with Al Salt but ahead on head-to-head after having beaten the Jordanian side 1-0 in their earlier encounter.
Bahri proud as Tishreen bow out of AFC Cup in style
Amman: Head coach Maher Bahri hailed his players as Tishreen exited the 2021 AFC Cup with a 5-1 win against Palestine’s Al Ama’ari Center in their last Group C match on Thursday.
Tishreen finished third in the group with the Syrian side recording their first win in the competition thanks to a brace from Thaer Krouma and further goals from Bassel Moustafa, Kamel Koaeh and Mohammad Al Marmour.
Seoul: After more than a year and a half away, Group H of the Asian Qualifiers is set to resume on June 5 as the four teams take to the centralised venue of Goyang.
Star-studded hosts Korea Republic will undoubtedly begin as favourites, although Lebanon held the Taeguk Warriors earlier in the campaign while an ever-improving Turkmenistan already have points on the board, too. Sri Lanka, meanwhile, are still aiming to get off the mark.
With plenty to play for over what promises to be an action-packed two weeks, the-AFC.com shines the spotlight on the story so far, the teams and players involved, and much more.
Dubai: The second round of the Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and the AFC Asian Cup China 2023 finally returns in full flow after more than 18 months of inactivity due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the United Arab Emirates playing hosts to Group G.
With all teams having played five matches already with the exception of the UAE, who have played four, the group featuring four Southeast Asian sides remains wide open, making for a tasty viewing over the next three weeks. The-AFC.com previews the upcoming action and the players to watch ahead of the Qualifiers’ resumption on June 3.
Kuala Lumpur: More than 18 months since the majority of countries last took part in competitive action, the Asian Qualifiers are set to return on May 28 at eight centralised venues across the continent.
With the action coming thick and fast over a two-week period during which teams will look to secure a place in the next round of qualifying, the-AFC.com shines the spotlight on some of the form players who will be representing their nations.