Preview – Semi-final, 2nd Leg: Thailand v Malaysia
Bangkok: Defending champions Thailand will take on Malaysia for a place in the final of the 2022 AFF Cup as the two sides meet in the second leg of the semi-final at Thammasat Stadium in Bangkok on Tuesday.
Six-time champions Thailand have their work cut out to keep their title defence alive after Malaysia claimed a 1-0 win in the first leg at Bukit Jalil National Stadium on Saturday.
Birthday boy Faisal Halim scored the only goal of the contest in Kuala Lumpur as he volleyed home a headed assist from V. Ruventhiran in the 11th minute, before Kim Pan-gon’s players shut out Thailand to carry the advantage to the return leg.
Stage set for Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Paris 2024 Asian Qualifiers Round 1 draw
Kuala Lumpur: The race to represent Asia at the 2024 Paris Olympics will kick off with the official draw ceremony of the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament 2024 Asian Qualifiers Round 1 at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) House on January 12, 2023 at 3pm.
Since the inaugural edition, Asia’s best performances have come from China PR’s silver in 1996 followed by Japan repeating the feat in 2012. The 2024 edition of the contest will see Asian teams strive for a podium-finish for the third time.
Leonardo Jardim stars in the latest Coaches Circle edition
Kuala Lumpur: The ninth edition of the Coaches Circle is now available on the-AFC.com, and the latest issue casts the spotlight on former Al Hilal head coach Leonardo Jardim who guided the Saudi Arabian giants to the AFC Champions League™ title in 2021.
The Portuguese tactician, who has since moved onto Shabab Al Ahli from the United Arab Emirates, provides an insightful overview on some of the crucial elements of success in a storied and well-travelled managerial career spanning more than 20 years.
ASEAN & East Asia Wrap: Melbourne City go six points clear; Persija close in on leading trio
Hong Kong: Frontrunners Melbourne City continued to rack up the wins in Australia as they posted a commanding 4-0 victory over Western United over the weekend, while five-time champions Sydney FC’s slide continued as they went down 1-0 to Wellington Phoenix.
In the only league fixture played in Indonesia last week, Persija Jakarta moved to within one point of leaders PSM Makassar after they overcame PSS Sleman 2-0 away from home.
And after booking a place in the Senior Shield final last month, Eastern Long Lions are through to the semi-finals of the FA Cup in Hong Kong following their win over Hong Kong FC, so join the-AFC.com as we review the week’s action from ASEAN and East Asia.