Kuala Lumpur: The search for the ultimate AFC Cup dream team continues, with 12 magnificent midfielders to choose from.
Who would you select in an all-time AFC Cup XI? To celebrate the return of the competition in 2021, the-AFC.com is asking the football fans of Asia exactly that.
More than 100,000 football fans from throughout the continent have already selected a goalkeeper and three defenders in our 3-4-3 formation, but who will be tasked with pulling the strings in the centre of the park?
Azmoun, Kerr, Wadi and more: Vote for your AFC International Player of the Week!
Kuala Lumpur: Asia’s ever-expanding list of star exports continued to light up venues from England to Egypt, and we’ve chosen a perfect 10 contenders for this week’s AFC International Player of the Week shortlist.
Azmoun returned to the scoresheet in Russia, Sam Kerr lit up the UEFA Women’s Champions League, plus moments of inspiration from Mahmoud Wadi, Gulzhigit Alykulov and more in another impressive week from Asian players outside the continent.
But who stood out above all others? Study our contenders, based on performances from March 3 to 9, and don’t forget to register your vote at the bottom of the page.
Bipin Singh’s last-gasp winner seals Indian Super League double for Mumbai City
Goa: A 90th-minute goal from Bipin Singh completed an Indian Super League double for Mumbai City FC, as the League Shield winners defeated ATK Mohun Bagan 2-1 in the competition’s play-off final on Saturday.
Bipin capitalised on a last-gasp goalkeeping error from ATK Mohun Bagan’s Arindam Bhattacharya to stroke home the winner after being supplied by Bartholomew Ogbehce, who showed great poise to set up what proved to be the decisive goal.
Mumbai City’s late winner came after the two sides had traded goals in the first half, as Sergio Lobera’s side became the second team in Indian Super League history to win the playoffs having finished on top of the regular season table.
Road to India 2022: Uzbekistan in a good place, says head coach Norsafarov
Tashkent: It was the tournament which largely flew under the Asian football radar, but one Uzbekistan may look back on as a turning point in their women’s national team’s trajectory.
While the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic ruled nearly all their Asian counterparts out of international action last month, the Central Asian side were in Turkey, competing against two African opponents, as well as the outstanding team in Russian club football, and they emerged with renewed belief in their long-term mission.