AFC agrees media rights deal with OneFootball in the UK, Italy & Netherlands
Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has today announced OneFootball as their new media partner in the United Kingdom, Italy, Netherlands, Malta, and San Marino to broadcast the final round of the AFC Asian Qualifiers – Road to Qatar as well as the 2021 and 2022 editions of the AFC Champions League.
OneFootball will stream all matches live while also making available match highlights – both with English commentary. Users will be able to access this content for free on the OneFootball app and website.
Vote for your best 2021 AFC Champions League Group Stage Team: Goalkeeper
Kuala Lumpur: After the conclusion of the 2021 AFC Champions League group stage in July, the-AFC.com looks back on some of the standout displays from those involved in order to find out the Best XI from the first round. We begin with the goalkeepers.
To select the candidates for each position, we have reflected on match data from the group stage to draw up a statistics-based approach to present the outstanding performers.
We kick things off with five standout goalkeepers for the all-important number one jersey. Review the nominees and then choose who you think should take the position as the last line of defence in this all-star XI in the poll below.
Monika Staab named Saudi Arabia women's head coach
Riyadh: The Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF) has appointed former German international Monika Staab as the new head coach of the Saudi women’s national football team.
The highly rated Staab, who has more than 25 years of experience as a player and coach, was previously in charge of Qatar women's national football team for 15 months before taking the coaching role at SAFF.
Madrid: Japan international Takefusa Kubo has rejoined Real Mallorca for a second year-long loan stint from Real Madrid after leading his country to the semi-finals of the Olympic Games in Tokyo earlier this month.
Kubo returns to Mallorca after spending the 2019-20 season with the club, where he played 35 times in La Liga and scored four goals.
Despite impressing during his initial season-long stint, Kubo’s form was not enough to prevent Mallorca from dropping into the second division.