Igor Stimac names 35-man India training squad for friendlies
New Delhi: Head coach Igor Stimac has named 10 fresh faces in the 35-man India squad for the international friendlies against Oman and United Arab Emirates ahead of the resumption of the Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023.
The final 28 players will be announced after the Indian Super League final on March 13. The Blue Tigers, who are in Group E of the Asian Qualifiers, will assemble in a preparatory camp in Dubai on March 15 before facing Oman on March 25 and UAE four days later.
Kuala Lumpur: Having featured the major domestic derbies of the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Iraq, we turn our focus to the rivalries that highlight the Jordanian Pro League in our latest instalment.
Incepted in 1944, the Jordanian Pro League has its fair share of derbies that set the adrenaline pumping with fans eager for their team to claim bragging rights.
2021 AFC Champions League Group Stage – 5 of the Best: Long-Range Goals
Kuala Lumpur: The 2021 AFC Champions League group stage saw some great goals over the last few months and, with continental action on a temporary break, we've selected some of the very best from various categories.
Kicking off the-AFC.com's '5 of the Best' series, here are five long-range rockets for you to cast your eyes over before telling us which is your favourite by voting at the bottom of the article.
Latest on upcoming Asian Qualifiers in March and June
Kuala Lumpur: Following the match schedule released on February 19 for Match Days 7 and 8, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has held further discussions with its Member Associations on the feasibility of hosting the upcoming Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ and AFC Asian Cup China 2023™.
Due to the evolving impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and new travel and quarantine restrictions in several Participating Member Associations, the revised match schedule for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ and AFC Asian Cup China 2023™ Preliminary Joint Qualification Round 2, which is scheduled to take place on March 25 and 30, 2021 is as follows:
European Qualifiers a new challenge for Qatar players, says Felix Sanchez
Doha: Head coach Felix Sanchez is looking forward to Qatar's participation in the European FIFA World Cup Qualifiers later this month, saying the players will benefit from playing against some of the continent's biggest teams.
Qatar will travel to Vienna to face Luxembourg at the Generali Arena on March 24 and will meet Azerbaijan three days later. The Maroons will then travel to Dublin to face Republic of Ireland on March 30.
Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has today confirmed the hosts for the AFC Cup 2021 Group Stage, following an extensive bidding process and after close consultation with its Participating Member Associations.
The West Zone matches in Group A, featuring the likes of Al Hidd Club (BHR), Al Nasr (OMA), Al Wahda (SYR) and defending champions Al Ahed FC (LBN) will be hosted in Manama, Bahrain.