Kuala Lumpur: Asian football never sleeps, and we’ve gathered the latest football news feed from around the continent in one place.
In our Thursday wrap, Korea Republic star Son Heung-min is raring to take on Mexico and Qatar, Asian teams are set for a busy international window, a Brazilian is determined to power his team to AFC Champions League glory and more.
Kuala Lumpur: The AFC Champions League is the perfect stage for a breakthrough performance for one of Asia's next generation and when the tournament resumes next week, there are several young guns who could be poised to seize their chance to impress.
With six countries represented in the East Zone section of the draw, the-AFC.com has picked out a youngster from each nation to look out for at the Continental competition in Qatar as football fans prepare for an exciting month of action.
Taggart: Strong start vital for Suwon Samsung Bluewings when AFC Champions League resumes
Suwon: With two defeats in their opening two Group G ties, Suwon Samsung Bluewings' star striker Adam Taggart admits that it is essential for the Korea Republic side to start on the front foot when their AFC Champions League campaign resumes on November 22.
A last-gasp 1-0 defeat to Vissel Kobe and then a shock 2-1 loss away at Malaysia's Johor Darul Ta'zim was far from the start to their Continental campaign Australia forward Taggart and his Suwon teammates would have been after, and the K League 1 club will be playing catch up once the action returns in Doha.
First up will be a meeting with Chinese heavyweights Guangzhou Evergrande and the Socceroo knows that it's already taken on the role of a must-win.
Morais eyes AFC Champions League title to complete historic treble with Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Jeonju: Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors head coach Jose Morais has challenged his players to win the 2020 AFC Champions League for a historic treble after the Korea Republic side added the FA Cup to the K League title on Sunday.
Jeonbuk came from behind to defeat Ulsan Hyundai 2-1 in Sunday's FA Cup final second leg to win 3-2 on aggregate and Morais, who tasted treble glory when he was part of Jose Mourinho's all conquering Inter Milan side of 2009-10, wants that heady feeling again.
AFC Champions League – The Expert's View: Dejan Damjanovic
Daegu: AFC Champions League legend Dejan Damjanovic runs the rule over the players and teams who are set to make an impact when the Continental action resumes on November 18.
The tournament's second highest all-time goalscorer, Montengrin striker Dejan Damjanovic is one of the AFC Champions League's most familiar faces having represented FC Seoul, Beijing FC and Suwon Samsung Bluewings in the competition.
AFC conducts AFC Champions League (East) medical briefing
Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) organised a virtual briefing for team doctors, physiotherapist, officials from participating clubs and COVID-19 officers on Thursday to discuss the health guidelines put in place for the centralised AFC Champions League (East) which begins on November 18 in Doha, Qatar.
The session was conducted to brief medical personnel on the Medical Guidelines that cover the precautionary measures and explain the bio-secure bubble which controls and limits the movements of players and officials for the duration of the competition.