Vote for your best Asian team at the FIFA World Cup: Midfielders
Kuala Lumpur: As the-AFC.com continues its quest to find out who you, the fans, regard as the finest Asian players to have starred at the FIFA World Cup by compiling an all-time Best XI, we turn our attention to the midfield positions.
Flashback: Park Hang-seo relives Korea Republic’s amazing 2002 feat
Kuala Lumpur: Outgoing head coach Park Hang-seo’s achievements with Vietnam have captured the imagination of the continent’s football fans and it has slipped the minds of many that he was part of the Korea Republic coaching staff in the FIFA World Cup Korea Republic/Japan 2002.
The first FIFA World Cup to be held in Asia and also the first to be co-hosted - with Korea Republic and Japan sharing the responsibility - it was a tournament that showcased the very best of Asian football.
As the-AFC.com continues the buildup to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, we reproduce an interview with Park on June 22, 2020 in which he recollects Korea Republic's amazing run to the semi-finals.
Magical Moments: Almoez Ali vs Japan (AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019)
Kuala Lumpur: The AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 proved to be yet another seminal moment in the young career of Qatar striker Almoez Ali.
Having arrived in the United Arab Emirates with an already burgeoning reputation, the livewire forward went on to find the net a record nine times – the last of which was a particularly magical moment in the final – and be named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player.
That accolade, along with the award for finishing as top goalscorer, was roundly applauded, a nod to Ali’s prowess following a campaign which saw him shine brightly yet again for Felix Sanchez’s charges as they claimed Qatar’s first-ever AFC Asian Cup crown.
Kuala Lumpur: Goals, goals and more goals from the AFC Cup as this week the-AFC.com looks back on five fantastic efforts by some big-name stars from Syria to Singapore.
After featuring fabulous free-kicks, long-range stunners and individual brilliance, this week's edition takes in one of our most popular categories: acrobatic goals. Athletic, exciting and often jaw-dropping, enjoy these magnificent efforts and then select your favourite by voting at the bottom of the article.