East Asia Wrap: SIPG defeat Beijing to go top of CSL Group B
Hong Kong: Fans returned in China PR over the weekend as Shanghai SIPG came from a goal down to defeat Beijing FC 2-1 on Saturday and leapfrog their Group B rivals at the top of the standings
There was a first defeat of the season for runaway J1 League leaders Kawasaki Frontale after they went down to Nagoya Grampus while the top two in Korea Republic – Ulsan Hyundai and Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors – chalked up more victories.
And Khangarid won again in Mongolia to remain five points clear at the top of the standings, so join the-AFC.com as we bring you up to speed with the domestic action from across East Asia.
Big names star as Chinese Women’s Super League returns
Kunming: The Chinese Women’s Super League’s biggest stars showed their class as the competition made its long-awaited return on Sunday.
Held in a centralised format in Yunnan Province in the nation’s south, all 10 teams were in action as top level women’s football returned to China PR for the first time in 2020, with matches preceded by players and officials observing a silent tribute for victims of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
Kuala Lumpur: As excitement continues to build for the return of the AFC Champions League in September, the-AFC.com asks you, the fans, to vote for your favourite goal in the competition from the past decade.
Looking back at the tournaments from 2010 to 2019, we've selected 20 of the best goals scored in Asia's biggest club competition and now ask you to tell us your favourite, which will be announced ahead of the AFC Champions League's resumption next month.
Splitting them into two semi-finals with 10 goals apiece, our first offering features stunning solo efforts, thunderbolts from distance and much more, so enjoy the trip down memory lane and cast your vote at the bottom of the article. The top five highest rated will progress to September's finale!
Kuala Lumpur: The return of the 2020 AFC Champions League is now just weeks away but before this season's Continental campaign resumes, the-AFC.com continues its quest to find out who the fans consider the Best XI from last year's tournament.
Last week we presented the candidates for the 2019 edition's best goalkeeper, and now we shine the spotlight on the players who will make up the backline.
So, here are the 14 players in contention for the four places in defence. Review the nominees and then choose your favourite defenders for this all-star XI in the respective polls.
Hwang eyes UEFA Champions League following Kazan move
Kazan: Korea Republic international Hwang In-beom has set his sights on taking Rubin Kazan back into the UEFA Champions League after sealing his move to the Russian Premier League side from Vancouver Whitecaps earlier this week.
The 23-year-old completed the formalities of his transfer before embarking on an arduous trek from Canada to his new home on Thursday, where he will play his club football at the Kazan Arena, a venue made famous during the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Kazan hosted six games during the tournament, and most significantly for Hwang’s fans in his homeland, it was the site of Korea Republic’s remarkable 2-0 win over Germany which eliminated the defending champions from the competition.
Now the former Daejon Citizen midfielder and 2018 Asian Games gold medallist is hoping he can help restore Rubin Kazan’s glory days and take the club back into European football’s premier competition.
Kuala Lumpur: As is the case across most of Southeast Asia, the passion for football in Malaysia is intense and matches between the top sides can sell out venues the country over as decades-old rivalries continue to excite.
With the Malaysia Super League set to resume on August 22, we continue our 'most popular' series by focusing on the nation's biggest clubs and ask you to vote for your favourite.
Below we've selected six sides based on their success over the years. Review the candidates and tell us which team you like best at the bottom of the article.