Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has today confirmed the new dates of the AFC Champions League 2022™ Round of 16, Quarter-finals and Semi-final centralised matches in the West region as well as the two-legged Final.
The Round of 16 (West) has been rescheduled from February 3 and 4, 2023 to February 19 and 20, while the Quarter-finals will be held on February 23 before the Semi-final is staged on February 26.
Japan target fifth AFC Asian Cup™ title after Qatar 2022 heartbreak
Narita: Japan will put their FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 heartbreak behind them and focus on becoming Asian champions for a fifth time, captain Maya Yoshida said after the team returned home on Wednesday.
The Blue Samurai were eliminated from the FIFA World Cup on penalties by Croatia in the last 16 on Monday, denying them a first-ever place in the quarter-finals.
But the defeat did not stop hundreds of fans from travelling to an airport near Tokyo to welcome the players and head coach Hajime Moriyasu back from Qatar.