ASEAN and East Asia Wrap: Hanoi stay top; Malaysia FA Cup quarter-finals take place
Kuala Lumpur: Hanoi FC edged Hong Linh Ha Tinh 2-1 on Sunday to remain on top of Vietnam’s V.League but, with the top three all winning, just a point separates first from third.
It was FA Cup quarter-final weekend in Malaysia as Johor Darul Ta’zim, Selangor, Terengganu and Penang all advanced, while there was also action in Singapore, Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos in a busy weekend across ASEAN.
In East Asia, meanwhile, there were fixtures in Chinese Taipei, so join the-AFC.com as we keep you up to speed with the latest from the two regions.
AFC Champions League™ 2022 Group Stage Stats Leaders: Midfielders
Kuala Lumpur: After shining the spotlight on the standout displays by goalkeepers and defenders in the AFC Champions League™ 2022 group stage, it’s time to turn the attention to the midfielders as the-AFC.com highlights those who shone in the first round.
To select the candidates for each position, we have reflected on match data from the group stage to draw up a statistics-based approach to present the outstanding performers.
Here are eight midfielders whose displays on the continent set them apart.
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 Asia again as Qatar hosts the 2022 edition, the-AFC.com revisits Korea/Japan 2002.
We come to the conclusion of this four-part series on the first-ever FIFA World Cup to take place in Asia by examining the legacy of the competition, both in the short term and two decades on.
Rizky: I'm fulfilling lifelong dream with PSM in AFC Cup™
Makassar: Rizky Eka Pratama has admitted it’s a dream come true to represent boyhood club PSM Makassar in the AFC Cup™ 2022 as the Indonesian side look forward to their ASEAN Zonal Semi-final against Malaysia’s Kedah Darul Aman on August 9.
Winger Rizky, who was born in South Sulawesi, not far from Makassar, was instrumental in helping his side reach the knockout rounds as he scored one and created another in the come-from-behind 3-1 group stage win over Singapore’s Tampines Rovers in June to help PSM top the Group H standings.
The victory saw them qualify for the ASEAN Zonal Semi-finals for the second time, having reached the same stage in 2019, and the lifelong PSM fan is now hoping to go even further.