Central Asian Domestic Wrap: Persepolis hit the ground running, Istiklol seal key win
Bishkek: Domestic football resumed in Islamic Republic of Iran, with Persepolis picking up precisely where they had left off before the league was suspended, while Istiklol beat Khujand in a crucial match in Tajikistan.
In Uzbekistan, AGMK continued their efficient accumulation of points to remain unbeaten, while Lokomotiv suffered a third loss in a row.
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Vote for your best Asian team at the FIFA World Cup: Forwards
Kuala Lumpur: With international football not set to return until later in the year, the-AFC.com continues its look back at some of Asia's greatest performers at the FIFA World Cup and asks you, the fans, to vote for the Best XI.
Tokyo: Japan is one of the heavyweights of the Continental game, as are its clubs with several Asian championships to their name.
As a continuation of our series that has seen the most popular clubs reviewed in West Asia, we now turn to the eastern side of the Continent with the upcoming resumption of the J.League the perfect opportunity to ask you, the Asian football fans, to decide the most popular club side from Japan.
Kuala Lumpur: The 2017 AFC Champions League boasted an array of fine attacking talents with some world class performers gracing Asia's most prestigious club competition and a prolific Syrian rising to prominence.
After deciding the top goalkeeper, the best defence in front of him and the playmakers in midfield, we have eight players of our 2017 AFC Champions League Best XI confirmed, so now it's time to complete the jigsaw by voting for the men to lead the line up front.
So, without further ado, here are the eight players in contention for the three places in attack. Review the nominees and then choose your favourites for this all-star XI in the poll below.
Former Colombia, Costa Rica boss Pinto to coach UAE
Dubai: Jorge Luis Pinto, best known for leading Costa Rica to the FIFA World Cup quarter-finals, is set to take over the United Arab Emirates national team, it was announced on Monday.
The 67-year-old Colombian will sign a two-year deal which would lead up to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Finals, local media reported after the United Arab Emirates Football Association said the deal had been given a green light.
Kuala Lumpur: There's nothing quite like seeing a sweetly struck volley fly into the back of the net, and this week the-AFC.com shines the '5 of the Best' spotlight on these aesthetically pleasing goals.