ASEAN Wrap: Melbourne City go three clear; Buriram remain unbeaten
Kuala Lumpur: Jamie Maclaren’s purple patch in front of the goal continued in Australia as the forward found the back of the net for Melbourne City for the fifth consecutive week in their 4-0 victory against Perth Glory and, in doing so, helped his side open up a three-point lead at the top.
Leaders Buriram United are the team to beat in Thailand as they made it 12 games unbeaten in Thai League 1 while Shan United were again crowned the champions of Myanmar.
It was celebration time in Cambodia for Visakha FC as they raised their third straight Hun Sen Cup and there were also matches in Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines, so join the-AFC.com as we review an exciting week of football from across ASEAN.
East Asia Wrap: Marinos triumph in Japan; Top two inseparable in China PR
Hong Kong: Yokohama F. Marinos lifted their first J1 League trophy since 2019 on Saturday by overcoming Vissel Kobe 3-1 while Kawasaki Frontale’s efforts to claim a hat-trick of league titles in Japan ended despite a victory as plenty was up for grabs on an exhilarating final matchday.
Meanwhile, the two-horse race for the league title in China PR continues to heat up as contenders Wuhan Three Towns and Shandong Taishan both posted resounding victories, leaving the duo tied on points at the top of the Chinese Super League.
There were also matches in Hong Kong, Mongolia and Chinese Taipei, so join the-AFC.com as we review all of the action from across East Asia.
Kuala Lumpur: We are getting closer and closer to the FIFA World Cup™ Qatar 2022, and as the global showpiece returns to Asia after a gap of two decades, the-AFC.com continues its series where we revisit the performances of Asian teams in the prestigious tournament over the years.
Korea Republic, Japan and Australia continued their tradition of representing Asia, while 2014 marked a return after 16 years of absence for Islamic Republic of Iran, but unlike in South Africa four years earlier, there would be no AFC representation in the knockout stage this time.
Australia's Mabil completes journey from refugee camp to FIFA World Cup
Sydney: Awer Mabil will complete a remarkable journey from a refugee camp to the planet's biggest sporting spectacle when he lines up for Australia at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, overcoming personal tragedy along the way.
The winger's rise from humble beginnings is the stuff dreams are made of and the 27-year-old, who plays in La Liga for Cadiz, has never forgotten where he came from.