East Asia Wrap: Kawasaki go top as fans return in Japan
Kuala Lumpur: Kawasaki Frontale secured their third successive win since the J.League's resumption after seeing off Kashiwa Reysol 3-1 on Saturday to move top in a weekend that also saw a limited number of fans allowed back into stadiums.
In Korea Republic, Ulsan Hyundai jumped above Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors after the defending champions dropped points for the second week in a row, while preparations continue ahead of the Chinese Super League's kick off later this month.
Elsewhere, the second round of fixtures took place in Mongolia last week, so join the-AFC.com as we review the best of the action from across East Asia.
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!
Kuala Lumpur: A third consecutive win saw Saigon maintain their position as early front-runners in Vietnam while Ho Chi Minh City and Viettel emerged as challengers after previously dropping points.
Elsewhere in Southeast Asia, Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng extended their lead at the top of the Cambodian top flight, preparations for the resumption of the A-League stepped up while it was a disappointing weekend for Thailand's Japan-based stars.
Dubai: The United Arab Emirates Football Association (UAE FA) has included Argentinean-born striker Sebastian Tagliabue in the training squad for upcoming international assignments.
The 35-year-old Tagliabue, who has been playing in UAE since 2012, was recently granted citizenship and head coach Jorge Luis Pinto will be glad to use the services of the Al Nasr forward in the Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023.
Beijing: The Chinese Super League (CSL) 2020 season will be played in two stages, the Chinese Football Association (CFA) has announced.
The first stage - scheduled for July 25 to September 28 - will be played in the centralised venues of Dalian and Suzhou with the 16 clubs divided into two groups according to the final standings of the 2019 season.