East Asia Wrap: Kitchee crowned Hong Kong champions
Hong Kong: A nail-biting climax to the Hong Kong Premier League saw Kitchee SC lift the title on the final day of the 2019-2020 season as fellow contenders Eastern Long Lions and R&F drew.
The international break meant there were no fixtures in the top flights in Korea Republic and China PR, but there was a full set of matches in Japan and Chinese Taipei so join the-AFC.com as we wrap up the best of the domestic action from across East Asia.
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Bracket Challenge – RO32: Boaz Solossa (Persipura) v Chan Siu Ki (South China)
Kuala Lumpur: Since its inaugural edition in 2004, the AFC Cup has produced many glorious moments and, of course, numerous goals that will live long in the memory.
After the 2020 edition was cancelled due to COVID-19, the-AFC.com launches an AFC Cup Bracket Challenge that features 32 of the greatest goals from the previous decade and ask you, the fans, to vote for your favourities.
Utrecht: Their appetite whetted after playing Cameroon, Japan are looking forward to locking horns with Côte d'Ivoire in an international friendly on Utrecht, Netherlands on Tuesday.
In their first match together since Matchday Six of the Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 last November, the Samurai Blue were held to a goalless draw by Cameroon on Friday and midfielder Gaku Shibasaki said Japan will have to improve against Côte d'Ivoire.
Wuhan Jiangda power to Chinese Women’s Super League title
Kunming: Wuhan Jiangda became Chinese Women’s Super League champions for the first time, defeating champions Jiangsu Suning 4-0 in the championship play-off on Sunday.
Goals from international stars Temwa Chawinga and Bia Zaneratto were followed by an own goal from Zhai Qingqei and a further strike from Chinese international Lyu Yueyun, as Liu Lin’s side sealed the title in emphatic style.
Jiangsu had been chasing their second consecutive league title under Frenchman Jocelyn Precheur, but they were well beaten by a rampant Wuhan.
AFC Champions League - MVP Memories: Therdsak Chaiman
Bangkok: With the 2020 AFC Champions League (EAST) set to resume in the coming weeks, the-AFC.com begins a series where some of the players who have lit up the competition since its inaugural edition in 2002-03 recall their memorable campaigns, starting with Thailand's Therdsak Chaiman.
Mention Thai football these days and the names of Chanathip Songkrasin and Theerathon Bunmathan are likely to crop up. The pair have excelled in Japan with Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo and Yokohama F. Marinos respectively, with Theerathon being crowned a J1 League champion in 2019.
They are part of a generation of players who have raised the bar for club football in the Southeast Asia country, with their performances in the 2017 AFC Champions League helping Muangthong United claim some notable scalps en route to the Round of 16.
Kuala Lumpur: The AFC Champions League (East) is to be played in Doha, Qatar after an agreement was reached today between the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and the Qatar Football Association (QFA).
The AFC Champions League (East), which will be played between November 18 and December 13, 2020, follows the successful completion of the AFC Champions League (West) in Qatar.