Expert’s View: Asia’s Greatest Russian Premier League Players
Kuala Lumpur: After a month of discussion, and more than 200,000 votes from fans across the continent and beyond, our series of ‘Greatest Players’ polls concludes this week with a look at the contribution of Asian footballers to the Russian Premier League.
Helping us analyse our star-studded shortlist is Denis Romantsov, a football journalist for the Russian Premier League’s major broadcaster, Match TV.
Asian Classics: IR Iran vs USA (1998 FIFA World Cup)
Kuala Lumpur: From the moment the draw for the 1998 FIFA World Cup Finals was made, the world waited with baited breath for the historic meeting between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the United States of America.
the-AFC.com looks back at a match that captured global attention and ended with a first-ever Iranian World Cup win.
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: As the-AFC.com continues to look back on the best performers from recent AFC Champions League campaigns, there is another star-studded cast on offer this week as we ask you, the fans, to name your best midfielders from the 2017 tournament.
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.
Vote for your best Asian team at the FIFA World Cup: Defenders
Kuala Lumpur: With international football not set to return until later in the year, the-AFC.com continues its look back at some of Asia's greatest performers at the FIFA World Cup and asks you, the fans, to vote for the Best XI.
Last week we presented the candidates for the best goalkeeper, and now it's time to turn our attention to defenders. With candidates from Korea Republic, Japan and Saudi Arabia, here are the eight players in contention for the places in the backline.
Review the nominees and then choose your favourite for this all-star XI in the poll below.