Asian Classics: Bahrain v Saudi Arabia (2010 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers)
Kuala Lumpur: Football tends to offer a lot in the way of dramatic endings. Round five of the 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers gave us just that when Bahrain and Saudi Arabia faced-off with a place in the Intercontinental Play-off at stake.
New Zealand, triumphant in the OFC Qualifiers, awaited the winners between 2007 AFC Asian Cup runners-up Saudi Arabia and their neighbours Bahrain who had come within a whisker of reaching the FIFA World Cup in their previous attempt four years earlier.
Son: Military service was special, I've missed everyone
London: Son Heung-min made some new friends while serving his nation in Korea Republic but he’s delighted to now be back alongside his Tottenham Hotspur comrades as they prepare for the Premier League season to resume.
Having undergone surgery to repair a fractured right arm in the wake of the 3-2 win at Aston Villa on February 16, where he sensationally scored a last-gasp winner despite carrying the injury, the flying forward returned to his home country during lockdown and completed his mandatory three-week military service in April.
Tokyo: Japanese women’s football took a major step towards full professionalism with Wednesday’s unveiling of WE League, which will replace the Nadeshiko League as the top tier of the women’s game when it kicks off in 2021.
The Japan Football Assocation (JFA) hopes the WE League – pronounced ‘we’, based on the acronym for ‘women’s empowerment’ – will feature between six and 10 teams in its inaugural season, running from the Japanese autumn to the following May.
Teams, star players, coaches: All you need to know about V.League 1 2020
Kuala Lumpur: Vietnam's top flight will become the latest of Asia's leagues to return to action when the V.League 1 resumes on Friday after a near three-month hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Founded in 1980 in a semi-professional capacity before moving into a profession era at the turn of the Millennium, the V.League has enjoyed a steady rise in recent years, with last season's AFC Cup ASEAN Zonal final between Hanoi FC and Becamex Binh Duong suggesting that some of the strongest club sides in Southeast Asia now hail from Vietnam.
And in further positive news for football fans across Vietnam, matches will not be played behind closed doors, with authorities allowing spectators into stadiums as the country continues to return towards normality.
Kuala Lumpur: Over the last few months, we have looked at some of the best goals of the AFC Champions League. Now it's the turn of the AFC Cup to have the spotlight shone on some of its best moments.
Kicking off the AFC Cup's version of the '5 of the Best' series, we begin with one of our most popular categories: free-kicks. Curlers, rockets and long-range efforts - enjoy these superb set-pieces and then select your favourite by voting at the bottom of the article.