Hong Kong: Yokohama F. Marinos moved to the J1 League summit after a 2-0 win at Jubilo Iwata helped them take full advantage of the defeats suffered by Kashima Antlers and Kawasaki Frontale.
Ulsan Hyundai are now 10 points clear at the top of K League 1 after they won and defending champions Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors lost, while there was also action in Chinese Taipei and Macau, so join the-AFC.com as we review the latest rounds of fixtures from across East Asia.
All eyes on the AFC U23 Asian Cup™ Uzbekistan 2022 as Asia’s future stars battle for supremacy
Tashkent: Asia’s brightest emerging talents will battle for Continental glory when the AFC U23 Asian Cup™ Uzbekistan 2022 kicks off on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, for the first time ever in the Central Asian region.
The AFC U23 Asian Cup has served as a launch pad for some of the biggest icons in Asian and world football, which include Japanese and Liverpool ace Takumi Minamino, Iranians Mehdi Taremi and Alireza Beiranvand as well as AFC Asian Cup™ UAE 2019 winner and top goal scorer Almoez Ali of Qatar, with the 2022 edition well poised to unearth a new generation of future household names.
Tashkent: The AFC U23 Asian Cup Uzbekistan 2022™ kicks off in just over a week's time with the next generation of Asian stars to assemble in Tashkent and Qarshi.
The tournament has been the stepping stone for a number of talented players, with the likes of Vietnam’s Nguyen Quang Hai, Qatar star Almoez Ali and Uzbekistan’s Jasurbek Yakhshiboev all bursting into the limelight in the AFC U23 Asian Cup.
Uzbekistan 2022 will be the fifth edition of the Continental showpiece and as we gear up for top quality action on June 1-19, join the-AFC.com as we take a trip down memory lane and look at the Most Valuable Player winners from the previous championships.
Kuala Lumpur: The fifth edition of the AFC U23 Asian Cup™ is set to kick off in Uzbekistan on June 1 as 16 teams from across the continent converge on Tashkent and Qarshi with some of the hottest prospects in Asian football set to be on show.
Stars such as Takumi Minamino, Alireza Beiranvand, Hwang Hee-chan, Chanathip Songkrasin and Almoez Ali are among the big names to have featured in a competition that has delivered numerous magical moments over the years.
To whet the appetite ahead of one of the Asian Football Confederation’s showpiece tournaments, we look back at the previous editions of the AFC U23 Asian Cup.