AFC Executive Committee enhances future AFC Asian Cups
Hong Kong: The Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) commitment towards upgrading its competitions to the highest possible levels continued at the AFC Executive Committee meeting in Hong Kong on Sunday with further measures aimed at enhancing the AFC Asian Cup.
Chaired by the AFC President, Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, the Executive Committee agreed that the hosts for the future AFC Asian Cups should be given more preparation time in the future – with the 2027 hosts being appointed as soon as possible.
The AFC President said: “At the AFC 29th Congress in Paris, we chose the People’s Republic of China as the next hosts of the AFC Asian Cup in 2023. And I know that China PR will deliver a world class event – in keeping with the stature of the AFC Asian Cup.
ASEAN Domestic Wrap: Melbourne City stay top after last-gasp win
Kuala Lumpur: Melbourne City left it late to beat Western Sydney Wanderers and remain top of Australia's A-League at the weekend, while there was a first win of the season for Wellington Phoenix at the other end of the table.
Elsewhere, Indonesia’s runaway league leaders Bali United have now gone five games without a win following defeat to PSM Makassar, but the cluster of teams beneath them yet again failed to take advantage of their dropped points.
With the only action in ASEAN coming in the Australian and Indonesian domestic competitions, here’s the-AFC.com’s review of the latest round of fixtures in the A-League and Liga 1.
Central Asia Domestic Wrap: Six in a row for Altyn Asyr, Istiklol taste Cup glory
Bishkek: FC Altyn Asyr reinforced their status as the kings of football in Turkmenistan with a sixth successive Yokary Liga title, while FC Istiklol completed a clean sweep of Tajikistan’s domestic honours with a dramatic Cup Final win.
Elsewhere, relegation beckons for two Uzbekistan clubs, while Iranian top flight action resumed after the international break.
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