Four Expressions of Interest received to host AFC Asian Cup 2023™
Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has received Expressions of Interest (EoI) from four AFC Member Associations (MAs) to host the AFC Asian Cup 2023™ final competition.
Following the AFC's invitation to all MAs to express their interest in hosting the flagship men's national team tournament on May 31, 2022, the following AFC MAs have responded by the extended deadline of July 15, 2022, and expressed their interest to bid for the hosting rights of the AFC Asian Cup 2023™:
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Kuala Lumpur: After the conclusion of the AFC Champions League™ 2022 group stage in May, the-AFC.com looks back on some of the standout displays from those involved in order to find out the stats leaders from the first round.
Last week we presented the stats for the group stage’s best goalkeepers, and now we shine the spotlight on the players who complete the rearguard.
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There was no shortage of star power at the 17th edition of the FIFA World Cup, but there was also no shortage of underwhelming performances. The likes of Zinedine Zidane, Luis Figo and Gabriel Batistuta could not help their teams out of the group stage, but new names emerged and established ones cemented their status on the global stage with impressive displays in East Asia.
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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.
The 17th edition of the global event had its fair share of moments that will remain part of the FIFA World Cup folklore, and while Korea Republic’s exploits and Saudi Arabia’s learning experience to Germany were of note, those have been covered in Part 1 about Asian teams, we turn our attention next to historic moments elsewhere in the competition.