East Asia & ASEAN Wrap: Urawa win Super Cup; Western stay top
Kuala Lumpur: Urawa Red Diamonds have won the first piece of silverware of the Japanese season after the Emperor’s Cup winners defeated J1 League champions Kawasaki Frontale 2-0 in the Super Cup on Saturday.
A top-of-the-table clash in Australia between Western United and Sydney FC ended all square, while just three points separate the top four teams in Indonesia.
Elsewhere, Buriram United extended their lead at the Thai League 1 summit, so join the-AFC.com as we review the action from across East and Southeast Asia.
Dubai: UAE Football Association announced on Sunday the appointment of Rodolfo Arruabarrena as head coach of the men's national team.
The appointment came just 24 hours after UAE FA terminated the contract of Dutchman Bert Van Marwijk, with Arruabarrena taking charge of the team’s remaining matches in Group A of the AFC Asian Qualifiers - Road to Qatar and their AFC Asian Cup China 2023 campaign.
Abu Dhabi: Al Hilal SFC head coach Leonardo Jardim was left to rue his team's performance after the Asian champions suffered a 4-0 defeat to Al Ahly in the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2021 third-place playoff on Saturday.
Al Hilal finished fourth for the second time in as many FIFA Club World Cup appearances after Qatar 2019, while African champions Al Ahly won bronze for the third time, more than any other club in the competition’s history.