Alisher Dzhalilov strike steers Tajikistan past Jordan
Dubai: Alisher Dzhalilov struck in the 79th minute to give Tajikistan a 1-0 win in their second international friendly against Jordan at the Theyab Awana Stadium on Friday.
The two sides, who are preparing for the resumption of the Asian Qualifiers for theFIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023, were meeting for the second time in just one week with Jordan having won the first match 2-0 last Monday.
Portimao: Japanese star Keisuke Honda will join Portuguese Primeira Liga outfit Portimonense SC until the end of the season after parting ways with Brazilian club Botafogo.
The 34-year-old Honda, who also had spells with AC Milan, CSKA Moscow, Dutch sides Vitesse Arnhem and VVV-Venlo, Mexico's Pachuca and Melbourne Victory, revealed his next destination on his audio streaming platform on Thursday.
Ulsan Hyundai's Hong upbeat despite defeat to Tigres UANL
Doha: There was to be no winning debut for Hong Myung-bo as Ulsan Hyundai FC fell 2-1 to Tigres UANL of Mexico in their FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2020 second round tie but the newly-appointed head coach was generally satisfied with the performance of his side.
Exceptional experience gained despite defeat, says Al Duhail's Benatia
Doha: Al Duhail suffered a slim 1-0 defeat to Egypt’s Al Ahly in the second round of the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2020 on Thursday, but defender Mehdi Benatia believes the team gained valuable experience.
Al Mawas, Ji So-yun, Taremi and Wadi – Vote for your AFC International Player of the Week!
Kuala Lumpur: Ji So-yun put on a midfielder masterclass, while Mahmoud Wadi, Mehdi Taremi and Mahmoud Al Mawas all found the back of the net as Asia’s football legionnaires produced another memorable week.
This week’s list of contenders features players from six different AFC nations, all of whom have excelled for clubs outside of the continent over the last week.
Study the shortlist, based on performances from January 28 to February 3, and don’t forget to register your vote.