Kuala Lumpur: It has been seven years since the AFC Asian Cup travelled down under for the first time, with Australia welcoming Asia a decade after joining the AFC, and it was by all measures a historic tournament.
Five venues across the cities of Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Newcastle and Sydney hosted the games with the Melbourne Rectangular Stadium hosting the opening match and Stadium Australia in Sydney hosting the final.
30 Players Represent AFC Clubs in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations
Dubai: The first major international tournament in 2022 gets underway in Cameroon on Sunday with 24 African teams competing in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, and there is no shortage of Asia-based talents to watch. The-AFC.com digs into the squads to explore the footprint of Asian football in the upcoming competition.
Some high-profile Asia-based players miss out on this edition of AFCON such as Tunisia pair Yassine Meriah (Al Ain) and Feras Belarbi (Ajman) and Nigeria forward Odion Ighalo (Al Shabab), while others see their nations miss out including 2021 AFC Champions League top scorer Michael Olunga whose Kenya team were pipped out to Cameroon 2021 by debutants Comoros.
Al Hilal defeat Al Faisaly to clinch Saudi Super Cup
Riyadh: Reigning AFC Champions League holders Al Hilal SFC added new silverware to their trophy cabinet after defeating Al Faisaly FC 4-3 on penalties in the Saudi Super Cup at Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium on Thursday.
The two sides were locked 2-2 at the end of extra time with Al Hilal prevailing in the decisive shootout to win their third Saudi Super Cup title.