Vote for your Best Goal of #ACL2022: Semi-final 2 (West)
Kuala Lumpur: Japanese side Urawa Red Diamonds were crowned the Asian champions for the third time as they defeated Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal SFC 2-1 on aggregate in the final of the AFC Champions League™ 2022, bringing the curtains down on another thrilling edition of Asia’s premier club competition.
After a tournament that saw 384 goals in 130 matches, it’s now up to you, the fans of Asian football, to decide which goal deserves to be named the best of the tournament. So in the second semi-final, the-AFC.com brings you eight goals from the West Asia section of the draw for you to look back on.
After reviewing our selection below, don’t forget to vote for your favourite in the poll at the bottom of the article to help decide which among these goals will advance to the final to face the best goals from the East Asia side of the draw.
Bishkek: Seven teams will vie for the CAFA Nations Cup 2023 which kicks off on Saturday.
Central Asian sides Afghanistan, Islamic Republic of Iran, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan will be joined by guest team Oman in the inaugural tournament to be played in Bishkek and Tashkent.
Except for Afghanistan and Turkmenistan, the remaining teams are part of the AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023™ cast.
Kuala Lumpur: Nick Montgomery’s Central Coast Mariners are the new champions of Australia after the Gosford outfit emerged as the winners of the A-League Grand Final for the second time in their history by posting a resounding 6-1 victory over Melbourne City last week.
Jason Cummings proved to be the hero of the final in Sydney as he bagged a hat-trick to sink Premiership winners City who fell to a second successive defeat in the championship decider, but it wasn’t just the Mariners striker who grabbed the headlines during an exciting season of football in Australia.
From seasoned campaigners proving their worth to hot prospects showing glimpses of what the future holds, the 2022-23 A-League season had it all, so join the-AFC.com as we take a look at five players who stood out during the recently concluded campaign.
Manila: Germany’s Michael Weiss has returned for a second spell as the head coach of the Philippines national team, almost a decade after his previous stint in charge of the Azkals.
Weiss’ appointment was confirmed by the Philippine Football Federation on Tuesday and he will take charge of the Philippines’ friendly matches against Nepal and Chinese Taipei in Manila on June 15 and 19 respectively.