Kuala Lumpur: Ever since the Dutch East Indies made Asia’s first global bow over eight decades ago; our continent has enjoyed a multitude of memorable moments in the rarefied atmosphere of FIFA events.
From China PR’s world-renowned Steel Roses in the 1990s to Alireza Beiranvand’s stunning penalty save from Cristiano Ronaldo at Russia 2018, Asia’s finest have – time after time – proved more than a match for the rest of the planet.
Over the years, Asian sides and their players have also become synonymous with success. The titles and plaudits they have earned along the way helping ensure that Asia’s finest are both admired and feared by those they rub shoulders with on football’s loftiest stage.
East Asia & ASEAN Wrap: Ulsan and Jeonbuk stay perfect in K League
Kuala Lumpur: Dramatic late wins dominated the headlines in Korea Republic at the weekend as Ulsan Hyundai and Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors turned draws into wins in the dying minutes to set the pace after two rounds of fixtures in the K League.
As football slowly begins to emerge from its hiatus in certain countries around the world, two of Japan's Germany-based players were in action on Saturday as the Bundesliga resumed, while the season in Chinese Taipei is now in full flow.
Elsewhere, China PR's women are back in training and Hanoi FC stepped up their preparations for the resumption of the Vietnamese season, while ball juggling and dodgy hairdos also feature in this week's look at the action in East Asia and ASEAN.
Kuala Lumpur: Having featured countries from East, West and Central Asia in our AFC Champions League legends series, this week we turn our attention to ASEAN and highlight five players from Thailand who have lit up the Continental competition.
The first-ever AFC Champions League final featured Thai side BEC Tero Sasana, while both Buriram United and Muangthong United have made the knockout rounds over the years. Players from all three sides make our list, as does a history-making striker who remains the only player from Southeast Asia to top the scoring charts.
So, enjoy reminiscing about the Thai stars who have graced the AFC Champions League since it launched almost two decades ago, and don't forget to vote for your favourite at the bottom of the article!
Kuala Lumpur: With the 2020 AFC Champions League currently on hiatus, the-AFC.com continues its series of articles to determine your best sides from the last four editions of the Continental competition.