Son, Kane lead 6-3 Spurs win to delight Korea Republic fans
Seoul: Local hero Son Heung-min delighted his Korea Republic fans by scoring twice as Tottenham Hotspur beat a K-League select team 6-3 in a wildly entertaining pre-season friendly in Seoul on Wednesday.
The English Premier League Golden Boot winner Son and Harry Kane, who bagged two goals, both appeared just for the second half as manager Antonio Conte gave his full squad a run out in their first preseason match.
Ngah Wanja: It would be a dream to lift the AFC Cup™ with Kedah
Alor Star: Ronald Ngah Wanja has admitted that Kedah Darul Aman have allowed themselves to dream about winning the AFC Cup™ 2022 but insists the Malaysian side's immediate focus in only on the ASEAN Zonal Semi-final against PSM Makassar of Indonesia.
Having not played in the AFC Cup since reaching the Round of 16 in 2009, Kedah made a long-awaited return this year, with Cameroonian Ngah Wanja among their big-name signings ahead of the competition after joining from Jordanian side Al Salt.
Hong Kong: Hong Kong Premier League champions Kitchee SC have signed Eastern Long Lions duo Mikael Severo and Eduardo Praes as well as Jordon Brown from Resources Capital ahead of their appearance in the AFC Champions League™ 2022 Round of 16 next month.
Kitchee are due to play Thailand’s BG Pathum United in the Round of 16 in Saitama on August 19 as the Hong Kong side make their first-ever appearance in the knockout rounds of the continental showpiece.
20 years on – Asia’s FIFA World Cup: Memorable Moments
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.