Central Asia Domestic Wrap: Pakhtakor salvage crucial comeback draw
Bishkek: An eagerly anticipated Uzbekistan Super League clash ended in an entertaining draw, while Persepolis’ unrelenting march to a fourth consecutive league title continued in Islamic Republic of Iran.
A big name coaching appointment was the story of the weekend in Tajikistan, while the Turkmenistan Football Federation mapped out the rest of the season on Monday.
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Kuala Lumpur: They are Asian football’s great managers, motivators and masterminds.
In the 64-year history of the tournament, only 16 men have won the AFC Asian Cup as a head coach, with countless other talented tacticians trying, and failing, to get their hands on Asian football’s greatest prize.
Kuala Lumpur: Only two goalkeepers in the history of international football have earned more caps than the latest entry into the-AFC.com’s Asian Icons; Jordan’s eternal number one, Amer Shafi.
A record of 168 caps and still counting for Shafi puts him just behind another Asian Icon, Saudi Arabia’s Mohammed Al Deayea (178) and Italian legend Gianluigi Buffon (174) as the sport’s most capped goalkeepers of all-time.
Throughout an 18-year international career, Shafi was a centrepiece to every single major achievement for his nation and despite his advanced years, he remains an automatic first pick between the sticks for coach Vital Borkelmans and continues to grow in influence as Al Nashama's revered captain.
Kuala Lumpur: The fans' best XI of the 2017 AFC Champions League was decided last week, so now the-AFC.com turns to the next chapter of the Continent's most prestigious club tournament, the 2018 edition, to determine the top 11 players.
To select the candidates for each position, we have reflected on match data from the tournament to draw up a statistics-based approach to present the outstanding performers.
We begin with five candidates for the all-important number one shirt. Review the nominees and then choose your favourite goalkeeper to helm the rearguard for this all-star XI in the poll below.
Kuala Lumpur: They are the goals that made entire nations roar. The goals that turned dreams into reality. The goals we’ll never forget.
Over the last two weeks, Asia’s football fans have come together to celebrate the continent’s outstanding FIFA World Cup goals
Tens of thousands of football lovers voted them in, now, which goal will emerge from the Final as Asia’s greatest? From an initial list of 20 semi-finalists, 10 special goals remain, and the choice is in your hands.
As we marvel at some of Asia’s all-time greats, and their unforgettable moments on the biggest stage of all, make sure to cast your vote.
Kuala Lumpur: It's that time of the week when the-AFC.com brings you some fabulous goals from years gone by and, staying with the AFC Cup, our latest offering looks at curlers.
We shine the '5 of the Best' spotlight on a handful of aesthetically pleasing curling efforts that have sailed beyond outstretched goalkeepers and into the back of the net. Once you've reviewed our trip down memory lane, don;t forget to vote for your favourite at the bottom of the article!