20 years on - Asia’s FIFA World Cup: Standout players
Dubai: Two decades on since Asia hosted the FIFA World Cup for the first time in its history and four months before the world’s eyes turn to the continent again as Qatar hosts the 2022 edition, the-AFC.com revisits Korea/Japan 2002.
There was no shortage of star power at the 17th edition of the FIFA World Cup, but there was also no shortage of underwhelming performances. The likes of Zinedine Zidane, Luis Figo and Gabriel Batistuta could not help their teams out of the group stage, but new names emerged and established ones cemented their status on the global stage with impressive displays in East Asia.
The AFC Champions League™ 2022 Group Stage Stats Leaders: Defenders
Kuala Lumpur: After the conclusion of the AFC Champions League™ 2022 group stage in May, the-AFC.com looks back on some of the standout displays from those involved in order to find out the stats leaders from the first round.
Last week we presented the stats for the group stage’s best goalkeepers, and now we shine the spotlight on the players who complete the rearguard.
China PR’s head coach Shui Qingxia takes centre stage in the latest Coaches Circle
Kuala Lumpur: The eighth issue of Coaches Circle, now available on the-AFC.com, focuses on China PR’s winning head coach Shui Qingxia, who ended her country’s 16-year wait for the AFC Women’s Asian Cup™ trophy in February this year.
Shui, who lifted the trophy five times as a player, became the first to win as both player and head coach after her team’s 3-2 victory over Korea Republic at the AFC Women's Asian Cup™ India 2022.
AFC Women’s Asian Cup™ India 2022 technical report now available
Kuala Lumpur: The AFC Women’s Asian Cup™ India 2022 technical report, now available on the-AFC.com, chronicles the showpiece from the technical perspective while presenting in-depth analysis on the 12 participating teams.
Highlighted by China PR’s historic ninth victory, each page incorporates informative data, analysis, and at a click of a button, readers can easily access video clips to have a clearer perspective of what transpired during matches.