ASEAN Wrap: PSM get off the mark; Albirex and Tampines lead the way
Kuala Lumpur: After dropping points in their first two matches, defending champions PSM Makassar registered their maiden win of the season in Indonesia when a second-half goal from Wiljan Pluim helped them edge Persikabo 1973 1-0 at Pakansari Stadium on Friday.
In Singapore, a 3-2 win over Young Lions – their third consecutive victory – helped Tampines Rovers stay level on points with defending champions and leaders Albirex Niigata (S) who registered a crucial 3-1 win over fellow title challengers Lion City Sailors on Sunday.
Johor Darul Ta’zim continue to break records in Malaysia as they have not dropped a single point 17 games into the season while there were also matches taking place in Vietnam, Myanmar, the Philippines and Brunei Darussalam, so join the-AFC.com as we review the week’s action from across ASEAN.
East Asia Wrap: Marinos sunk by Frontale; Ulsan lose again
Hong Kong: Yokohama F. Marinos have surrendered the lead at the top of the J1 League after conceding in stoppage time to lose 1-0 at home to Kawasaki Frontale in the Kanagawa Derby – a defeat which allowed Vissel Kobe to leapfrog them following a 2-1 win over Sagan Tosu.
Defending champions Ulsan Hyundai lost for the second game running after going down to Suwon Samsung Bluewings although they remain well clear at the top in Korea Republic, while Chinese Super League leaders Shanghai Port cruised to victory over Shenzhen FC to extend their lead to nine points.
And in Macau, C.P.K. returned to winning ways after their surprise draw last week, so join the-AFC.com as we review the week’s action from across East Asia.
Kuala Lumpur: Since its inaugural edition was held in China PR back in 1991, the FIFA Women’s World Cup has been a stage where the superstars of the women’s game have showcased their incredible talent, shattered records, and captivated audiences from around the world.
With the 2023 edition just around the corner, the majority of the world's best players will converge in Australia and New Zealand, gearing up to make a mark and write their names into the history books.
From established stars who are already considered legends of the game after previous World Cup performances, to others who are set to make their first appearance on the grandest stage, the-AFC.com shines the spotlight on six Non-Asian players to look out for in Australia and New Zealand.
Kuala Lumpur: The FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 is almost upon us with the ninth edition of the festival of football kicking off on Thursday.
The tournament will see the best of the best take to the global stage, with all four former winners as well as the Olympic champions and the reigning champions of Asia, Europe, Africa and North and South America part of the line-up.
Ahead of a competition that promises to be bigger and better than ever before, the-AFC.com looks at some of the standout stats and facts at Australia & New Zealand 2023.
Vote for your All-time AFC Asian Cup™ Dream XI: Goalkeeper
Kuala Lumpur: With just under six months to go until the AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023™, the AFC invites fans to vote for their all-time AFC Asian Cup Dream XI in its latest campaign.
Fans can now view a shortlist of 42 contenders and pick their all-time dream squad. The public votes will be combined with those of a panel of football experts to decide the Final Dream XI of the AFC Asian Cup.