Kuala Lumpur: Melbourne City opened up a three-point lead at the top of Australia’s A-League while the relegation battle in Indonesia looks set to go to the wire after another exciting round of domestic fixtures in ASEAN.
Elsewhere, Boeung Ket FC denied Svay Rieng FC the double in Cambodia and the finalists of the Copa Paulino Alcantara in the Philippines have been confirmed. For a full review of the action across the region, here’s the-AFC.com’s weekly wrap.
Sydney: Head coach Graham Arnold has announced the 24 players that have been selected to represent Australia for the team’s fourth Asian Qualifiers match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023.
Australia will play Jordan in Amman next Thursday, and Arnold has selected a slightly extended squad for the fixture as Hertha Berlin ace Mathew Leckie awaits the birth of his second child.
Australia’s squad to play Jordan at the King Abdullah II Stadium in Amman next week features the return to national team action for Scotland-based attacking duo Tom Rogic and Martin Boyle, Western United defender Josh Risdon, experienced defender Trent Sainsbury, 16-cap goalkeeper Adam Federici, as well as emerging Barnsley FC midfielder Kenny Dougall.
Sydney: Sam Kerr scored both of her team’s goals as Australia defeated Chile 2-1 in front of a record home crowd in their international friendly on Saturday.
A total 20,029 fans saw the Matildas captain guide her side to victory in their first outing since the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019, opening the scoring in the third minute before adding a second in the 72nd minute, only for Camila Sáez to pull a goal back as Chile mounted a late challenge.
Ante Milicic’s side will meet the Chileans again in Adelaide on Tuesday, before turning their attention to February’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic Qualifiers.
Goiania: France forward Nathanael Mbuku scored a hat-trick as the two-time champions sealed a FIFA Under-17 World Cup Brazil 2019 quarter-final spot after defeating Australia 4-0 on Wednesday.
France came into the tie as Group C winners and on the back of an unbeaten run, while Australia had progressed as the second-best third-placed team after finishing behind Nigeria and Ecuador in Group B.
The 2001 champions will face Spain in the last-eight on Monday.
East Asia Domestic Wrap: Suwon crowned 2019 FA Cup winners
Kuala Lumpur: Suwon Samsung Bluewings lifted the Korean FA Cup for the fifth time after a 4-0 win over Dajeon Korail on Sunday.
Elsewhere, despite several leagues on hold for the international break, there were new leaders in the exhilirating race for the 2019 J.League title, while there was also Cup action in Hong Kong and some goal-filled ties in the Guam championship.
For a round-up of all the domestic action across East Asia, here’s the-AFC.com’s look back at the latest round of matches.
ASEAN Domestic Wrap: Cup champions crowned around Southeast Asia
Kuala Lumpur: A number of seasons across ASEAN drew to a close over the past few days with cup competitions being decided in Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore.
Port FC, Johor Darul Ta’zim, Hanoi FC and Tampines Rovers all ended their campaigns on a high, while the league season ended in Cambodia but remains in full swing in Indonesia and is well underway in Australia.
For a look back at all the action in Southeast Asia, here's the-AFC.com's weekly ASEAN domestic wrap.