KFA recognised as full member of the AFC Elite Youth Scheme
Kuala Lumpur: The structured and successful elite youth development system put in place by the Korea Football Association (KFA) has been recognised by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) after being accepted as a full member of the AFC Elite Youth Scheme.
KFA’s success in AFC and FIFA youth competitions, most recently their gallant runner-up finish at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Poland 2019, underlines their commitment towards building and improving their foundation for youth football.
QFA and JFA endorsed as full members of AFC Elite Youth Scheme
Kuala Lumpur: The Qatar Football Association (QFA) and Japan Football Association (JFA) have been recognised for their robust youth development systems after becoming the first two Member Associations to be endorsed as full members of the AFC Elite Youth Scheme.
QFA has been successful in the transition of its youth players to the senior team and was duly rewarded when AFC Player of the Year 2019 Akram Afif and Almoez Ali helped Qatar lift the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 for the first-time.
KFA opens national team training center for COVID-19 patients
Seoul: The Korea Football Association (KFA) stepped up their efforts to help combat the spread of COVID-19 by opening their national team training center to house coronavirus patients.
In a selfless act, the National Football Center (NFC) in Paju, north of Seoul in Gyeonggi Province, which has been idle due to the suspension of all football matches in the country, will be used to house patients with mild cases of COVID-19.
Ansan: K League 2 side Ansan Greeners FC have signed Hassan Ali Saad from Al Ansar FC.
The 27-year-old American-born Lebanese forward, more commonly known as ‘Soony’, has been a mainstay in the Lebanon national team after having come to attention playing for the United States U-17 and U-20 teams.
Go counting on home strength to power FC Seoul's challenge
Seoul: FC Seoul’s Go Yo-han has vowed his team will look to go undefeated at their Seoul World Cup Stadium home when the 2020 AFC Champions League resumes as the former finalists seek to return to the pinnacle of the Asian club scene.
The K-League club won their opening Group E encounter with Melbourne Victory last month before proceedings were halted due to the COVID-19 outbreak, but Go is confident FC Seoul can make their home form count as they attempt to seal a place in the knockout rounds.