Chanathip double hands Thailand first leg advantage over Vietnam
Singapore: Chanathip Songkrasin starred in Thailand’s 2-0 win over Vietnam in the first leg of the AFF Cup semi-finals on Thursday.
Two first half goals by the Thailand captain laid the foundation for a crucial first leg win against the defending champions, who will need to give their all when the two teams face off again on Sunday.
Kyogo Furuhashi, Son Heung-min and more – Vote for your AFC International Player of the Week
Kuala Lumpur: It was a week of cup final winners, high-profile league goals and brilliance throughout the biggest leagues in Europe for Asia’s players abroad.
Kyogo Furuhashi was the hero as he and Australia’s Tom Rogic lifted the Scottish League Cup, while Son Heung-min and Takehiro Tomiyasu thrived in England, and no less than four players were nominated for their exploits in German football.
But which Asian player outside the continent shone brightest of all? Study our list of 10 nominees – based on matches from December 14 to 20 – and don’t forget to register your vote.
Kuwait City: Kuwait SC defeated Al Qadsia 1-0 in the final of this year’s Kuwait Emir Cup at Jaber Al Ahmad International Stadium on Tuesday to win the title for the 15th time.
Kuwait SC's eventual winner was scored in the 26th minute after a defensive error by Al Qadsia saw Congolese forward Dieumerci Mbokani finishing with a powerful shot from close range past goalkeeper Khaled Al Rashidi.
30 days to go: Excitement builds ahead of the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022™
Navi Mumbai: The anticipation to the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022™ is reaching an all-time high with only 30 days to go before the tournament kicks off across three venues in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Pune from January 20 to February 6.
With an expanded 12 teams, an additional four from the 2018 edition, and potentially a maximum of 29 matches including play-offs expected to be played, the tournament is poised to celebrate the best of Asian women’s football.