Football Federation Australia teams up with Football Coaches Australia
Sydney: Football Federation Australia (FFA) announced on Friday it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Football Coaches Australia (FCA) in a ground-breaking partnership to enhance coach development.
The agreement will see the organisations collaborate across three key areas, and FFA Chief Executive James Johnson said he was delighted with the partnership.
“Creating world class environments for coach development is a high priority for FFA. Our focus on coach development to the long-term success of Australian football is highlighted by our inclusion of Principle VI within the XI Principles for the future of Australian football (XI Principles) which details the creation of a strong culture around coach development by emphasising the importance of the role as a skilled position and a vital link in player development."
Bracket Challenge - RO32: Sardar Azmoun (IRN) v Mao Jianqing (CHN) || Razali Saad (SIN) v Yoon Bit-garam (KOR)
Kuala Lumpur: The AFC Asian Cup has always captivated audiences with its moments of sheer genius, brilliant celebrations and - above all - stunning goals.
As we build up towards the AFC Asian Cup China 2023, the-AFC.com kicks off the AFC Asian Cup Bracket Challenge which will feature 32 mouthwatering goals from previous editions of the Continent's premier national team competition.
Kuala Lumpur: In recent months, the-AFC.com's '5 of the Best' series has highlighted the finest goals to have been scored in the AFC Champions League over the years, but this week we turn our attention to the providers.
From Omar Abdulrahman to Xavi, the Continental competition has been graced by numerous creative maestros and unsurprisingly a number of them feature in our selection of great assists as their touches of genius have enabled those around them to take the goalscoring glory. After reviewing the five, don't forget to vote for your favourite at the bottom of the article.
Hotshots: Adriano (FC Seoul) – 2016 AFC Champions League
Kuala Lumpur: With no less than 13 goals to his name, there can be little doubt that the AFC Champions League's 2016 edition was a campaign to remember for FC Seoul favourite Adriano.
Making his first foray into the rarefied atmosphere of Asia’s premier club competition, Adriano rarely looked back after finding the net four times on Matchday One against Buriram United – his astute runs, sublime touch and deadly finishing earmarking the Brazilian forward as one to watch wherever he played that year.
Asian Classics: Japan's 2004 triumph an unforgettable moment, says Zico
Kuala Lumpur: Sixteen years ago, Japan showed their resolve to overcome a partisan home crowd and a series of challenging opponents to lift the AFC Asian Cup for the third time.
Their head coach, Brazilian legend Zico, talks exclusively to the-AFC.com about one of the highlights of his illustrious career as he led the Japanese to an historic victory in China PR.
“To be able to lead a team like Japan at the Asian Cup in China was not only an honour, but a challenge and it’s a victory which I cherish and which I will keep with me forever. It was an unforgettable moment in my life.”