AFC competitions to be broadcast in Southeast Europe for the first time
Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has today announced that United Media Sàrl will be their new media partner in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia, Bulgaria and Slovenia from 2021 to 2024.
United Media Sàrl’s exclusive deal covers the AFC’s major national team and club competitions, including but not limited to the AFC Asian Qualifiers – Road to Qatar, the AFC Champions League and the AFC Cup from the 2021 season, the AFC Asian Cup China 2023 and the AFC U23 Asian Cup Finals 2022 and 2024.
AFC Champions League coaches and players hail host nation Qatar, awed by FIFA World Cup stadiums
Doha: As the 2020 AFC Champions League (East) moves into the latter stages, coaches and players of participating clubs have heaped praise on the organisation and facilities offered by the host nation Qatar.
The FIFA World Cup 2022 hosts had successfully hosted the West Asia matches between September 14 and October 3, culminating in Islamic Republic of Iran’s Persepolis FC reaching the final, and Qatar was again chosen as the venue for the remainder of the competition where one team from East Asia groups aspires to join them in the final taking place at Al Janoub Stadium on December 19.
Super sub Johnsen aiming to push Ulsan Hyundai FC over AFC Champions League finish line
Doha: Ulsan Hyundai FC have reached the AFC Champions League quarter-finals for the first time since winning the tournament in 2012, and the emergence of ‘super sub’ striker Bjørn Johnsen may yet prove crucial to their hopes of repeating that achievement.
The New York-born Norwegian international has been the ace in head coach Kim Do-hoon’s pack in the last two matches, scoring twice as a substitute against Shanghai Shenhua in their final group stage fixture, then repeating the dose to eliminate Melbourne Victory in the Round of 16.
Club history made, Génésio calls for more from Beijing FC in AFC Champions League
Doha: Bruno Génésio applauded his Beijing FC players for taking the club to the AFC Champions League knockout stage for the first time, only to remind them that the real prize remains up for grabs.
The Chinese outfit defeated FC Tokyo 1-0 on Sunday to stretch their unbeaten run in the competition to seven – itself a club record – and ending a run of Round of 16 defeats in 2010, 2013, and 2015.
Inspired by a virtuoso display by Player of the Match Renato Augusto, Beijing found the decisive goal in the 59th-minute through A Lan, formerly known as Alan Carvalho, who netted his fourth goal of the tournament to put Beijing to within three wins of a maiden Asian title.
AFC President confident Asian football will emerge stronger in 2021
Kuala Lumpur: Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President, expressed confidence today that Asian football is on the right track to weather the current impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Chairing the AFC Executive Committee’s online meeting, the AFC President said that the unity and transparency that have been so successfully evident in the last seven years will provide the solid foundations on which a brighter future can be built.
Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has today announced that Unitel will be the first ever broadcaster in Mongolia to show the AFC competitions in the period from 2021 to 2024.
The deal includes all major AFC national team and club competitions, including but not limited to the AFC Asian Qualifiers – Road to Qatar, the AFC Champions League and AFC Cup from the 2021 season, the AFC Asian Cup China 2023 and the AFC U23 Asian Cup Finals 2022 and 2024.