Son Heung-min, Sayyadmanesh, Al Taamari and more: Vote for your AFC International Player of the Week!
Kuala Lumpur: Dream debuts and match winning moments were the story of the week as Asia’s finest players outside the continent once again showed their class.
In this week’s selection; Yui Hasegawa announced herself as an instant star in Italy, Wataru Endo took his Bundesliga brilliance to dizzy new heights and Allahyar Sayyadmanesh carved out a classic moment in Ukraine, plus flashes of sheer brilliance from Musa Al Taamari and Son Heung-min.
But who deserves the title of Asia’s leading legionnaire for the week just gone? Study our 10-player shortlist, and don’t forget to vote for the most deserving contender.
Kuala Lumpur: Having featured the major domestic derbies of the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Iraq, we turn our focus to the rivalries that highlight the Jordanian Pro League in our latest instalment.
Incepted in 1944, the Jordanian Pro League has its fair share of derbies that set the adrenaline pumping with fans eager for their team to claim bragging rights.
2021 AFC Champions League Group Stage – 5 of the Best: Long-Range Goals
Kuala Lumpur: The 2021 AFC Champions League group stage saw some great goals over the last few months and, with continental action on a temporary break, we've selected some of the very best from various categories.
Kicking off the-AFC.com's '5 of the Best' series, here are five long-range rockets for you to cast your eyes over before telling us which is your favourite by voting at the bottom of the article.
Hanoi: Six points from their remaining three matches should be enough for Vietnam to advance to the next stage from Group G of the Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 and head coach Park Hang-seo has urged his players to stay focused.
Vietnam are leading with 11 points from five matches and need to finish top of Group G to confirm their place in the third round of the Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, which will also guarantee them a place in the AFC Asian Cup China 2023 Finals.
While Indonesia are out of the running, Malaysia, Thailand and United Arab Emirates still have a chance, setting the stage for an exciting end to Group G.
Latest on upcoming Asian Qualifiers in March and June
Kuala Lumpur: Following the match schedule released on February 19 for Match Days 7 and 8, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has held further discussions with its Member Associations on the feasibility of hosting the upcoming Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ and AFC Asian Cup China 2023™.
Due to the evolving impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and new travel and quarantine restrictions in several Participating Member Associations, the revised match schedule for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ and AFC Asian Cup China 2023™ Preliminary Joint Qualification Round 2, which is scheduled to take place on March 25 and 30, 2021 is as follows:
European Qualifiers a new challenge for Qatar players, says Felix Sanchez
Doha: Head coach Felix Sanchez is looking forward to Qatar's participation in the European FIFA World Cup Qualifiers later this month, saying the players will benefit from playing against some of the continent's biggest teams.
Qatar will travel to Vienna to face Luxembourg at the Generali Arena on March 24 and will meet Azerbaijan three days later. The Maroons will then travel to Dublin to face Republic of Ireland on March 30.