ASEAN Domestic Wrap: Five-star showing from Sydney FC as Sky Blues top table
Kuala Lumpur: Steve Corica's team shone in week nine of Australia's A-League to take a five-point lead in the early standings.
Elsewhere in ASEAN, with Bali United having already claimed the Indonesian title in the previous round of fixtures, the race to second place heats up with just six points separating the eight sides in contention for the runners-up spot.
Excitement builds ahead of star-studded #ACL2020 draw
Kuala Lumpur: With Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal AFC Champions League triumph still fresh in the minds of fans throughout the Continent, the anticipation is now building towards the AFC Champions League 2020 Group Stage draw, which will take place at the AFC House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia at 4:30pm (local time) on Tuesday.
Along with Al Hilal, as many as six former AFC Champions League champions, which include Al Sadd SC from Qatar, Korea Republic trio - Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC, Suwon Samsung Bluewings and Ulsan Hyundai FC - as well as China PR’s Guangzhou Evergrande FC, will discover their opponents in what promises to be a historic 2020 AFC Champions League campaign.
Raising the stakes, the upcoming edition will present the ultimate winners, should they not qualify through their domestic league, with an added incentive of a guaranteed spot in the Preliminary/Play-off stage of the 2021 season.
Kuala Lumpur: After nearly 350,000 votes, the best goal of AFC Cup 2019 has been decided with Marc Klok's rocket for PSM Makassar against Lao Toyota FC named the winning effort following the public poll on the-AFC.com.
Eight amazing efforts were put up for consideration from Dushanbe via Kuwait and Dhaka to Bogor, but it was a thunderbolt from PSM Makassar midfielder Marc Klok that has been selected by Asia's football fans as the best.
Abahani Dhaka Limited's Sohel Rana was edged out into second place, while Altymyrat Annadurdyyev of Altyn Asyr finished third.
Sydney: Socceroos great Mark Milligan has informed Football Federation Australia (FFA) of his decision to retire from international football.
Milligan, who was a member of Australia’s last four FIFA World Cup squads, informed Socceroos teammates and staff of his decision on Monday and concludes his time with the Socceroos having amassed an impressive 80 ‘A’ international caps for his country.
East Asia Domestic Wrap: Yokohoma end 15-year title drought
Kuala Lumpur: Yokohama F. Marinos lifted the J.League championship for the first time since 2004 after coach Ange Postecoglou helmed the club to a 3-0 win over title-rivals FC Tokyo on Saturday that concluded the domestic season in fine style.
Elsewhere, Shanghai Shenhua secured their fifth Chinese FA Cup title and a place at the 2020 AFC Champions League, while there were also league action in Hong Kong, so join the-AFC.com as we review all the action across East Asia.
Central Asia Domestic Wrap: Stramaccioni departs Esteghlal, more cup success for Pakhtakor
Bishkek: Andrea Stramaccioni has parted ways with Iranian powerhouse Esteghlal just days after the club sealed a return to top spot in the domestic league, while Uzbekistan champions FC Pakhtakor added another trophy with an emphatic League Cup Final win.
Elsewhere, Altyn Asyr geared up for Saturday’s Turkmenistan Cup Final with another league win, while FC Lokomotiv-Pamir sealed a return to the top-flight in Tajikistan.
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