Five Things we learned from the International Break
Dubai: The first international break of 2023 brought about a lot of excitement and drama for Asian football fans as new head coaches started their journeys and others bid farewell to their teams while numerous players made their international debuts.
With Asia’s representatives returning for home games following a mixed FIFA World Cup in Qatar at the end of 2022, the-AFC.com looks at five things we learned from their friendly matches.
China PR's Aisikaer inks deal with Sweden's Mjallby AIF
Beijing: Aifeierding Aisikaer will join Swedish side Mjallby AIF on a one-year loan deal from former AFC Champions League winners Guangzhou FC subject to a successful medical, the Allsvenskaan club has announced.
Aisikaer captained China’s team at the AFC U20 Asian Cup™ Uzbekistan 2023, when the Antonio Puche-coached outfit reached the quarter-finals, where they were eliminated by Korea Republic in extra-time.
AFC Futsal Asian Cup™ Kuwait 2022 technical report now available
Kuala Lumpur: The AFC Futsal Asian Cup™ Kuwait 2022 technical report, now available on the-AFC.com, digs deep into the technical perspective of the 16 participating teams, providing an insightful and thorough analysis of their performance potential and strategic approaches.
Highlighted by Japan’s inspiring journey of self-belief and unity to clinch a fourth AFC Futsal Asian Cup™ title, each page incorporates informative data, analysis, complete with comprehensive results and statistics.
Australia, Japan, Korea Republic suffer narrow defeats
Kuala Lumpur: Korea Republic slipped to a 2-1 defeat against Uruguay while Japan and Australia also lost by the same scoreline to Colombia and Ecuador respectively as the trio were beaten by South American opposition in Tuesday’s international friendlies.
Malaysia, meanwhile, defeated Hong Kong 2-0, Bangladesh fell 1-0 to Seychelles, Nepal scored a last gasp equaliser to force a 1-1 draw against Bhutan as did Indonesia in a 2-2 stalemate with Burundi.