AFC agrees extensive rights deal with DAZN in Japan with selected matches also available on TV Asahi
Kuala Lumpur: Following its recent acquisition of the AFC Champions League for the next eight seasons, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has today confirmed global sports streaming giants DAZN as the media rights partner in Japan for all major AFC national team and club competitions for the upcoming cycles in 2021-2024 and 2025 to 2028.
The latest announcement will see DAZN add the AFC’s world-class competitions to its impressive repertoire of sports streaming content including but not limited to the final round of the AFC Asian Qualifiers – Road to Qatar, the AFC Asian Cup China 2023, the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022 and the AFC U23 Asian Cup Finals 2022 and 2024.
Son Heung-min, Kyogo Furuhashi and more – Vote for your AFC International Player of the Week
Kuala Lumpur: A new European football season is up and running, and some of Asia’s big names are already at the forefront after a series of outstanding performances.
Stars from Japan, Korea Republic, Islamic Republic of Iran and Australia are all featured in the first edition of the new season of our weekly look at Asia’s best performers outside the continent, with our 10 nominees combining for nine goals between them.
Study our list of contenders – based on matches from August 11 to 17 – and don’t forget to cast your vote.
Vote for your best 2021 AFC Champions League Group Stage Team: Defenders
Kuala Lumpur: The return of the 2021 AFC Champions League is just a month away, but before this season's Continental campaign resumes, the-AFC.com continues its quest to find out who the fans consider the Best XI from this year's Group Stage.
Last week we presented the candidates for the 2021 Group Stage's best goalkeeper, and now we shine the spotlight on the players who will make up the backline.
So, here are the 12 players in contention for the four places in defence. Review the nominees and then choose your favourite defenders for this all-star XI in the respective polls.
AFC agrees media rights deal with Football Sports Development Limited in the Indian Subcontinent
Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) today announced Football Sports Development Limited (FSDL) as their new media partner in the Indian subcontinent, which includes India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives.
The deal includes all major AFC national team and club competitions, including but not limited to the final round of the AFC Asian Qualifiers – Road to Qatar, AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022, the AFC Asian Cup China 2023, as well as the annual club competitions, the AFC Champions League and the AFC Cup from the 2021 season.
Group D: Bashundhara Kings defeat Maziya to signal AFC Cup intent
Male: Bangladesh champions Bashundhara Kings made a winning start to their 2021 AFC Cup campaign, easing to a 2-0 win over Maziya Sports & Recreation Club of the Maldives in their opening Group D clash on Wednesday.
An own goal from Maziya skipper Mohamed Irufaan broke the deadlock before classy winger Robinho doubled the tally before half-time as Bashundhara joined India's ATK Mohun Bagan at the top of the group standings.
Returning to the continental stage after their AFC Cup debut fell victim to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Bashundhara will advance to the knockout stage as South Zone winners should they win their two remaining matches in the group over the next week.