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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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.
Son celebrates AFC Asian International Player of the Year award with wonder goal
London: Korea Republic captain and Tottenham Hotspur star Son Heung-min celebrated receiving the 2019 AFC Asian International Player of the Year award with an amazing solo goal against Burnley in a Premier League tie on Saturday.
Son, winning for a record third time, received the award from Korea Republic legend Park Ji-sung and Andy Roxburgh, the AFC's Director of Technical Division at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.