Kuala Lumpur: In the latest of the-AFC.com's 'My Asian Home' series, we speak with Thailand international Tristan Do about swapping France for Southeast Asia.
Born in Paris to a Thai father and French mother, Tristan Do attended the world-renowned INF Clairefontaine academy in France as a teenager alongside the likes of Real Madrid goalkeeper Alphonse Areola and Borussia Dortmund midfielder Raphael Guerreiro.
From there he signed his first professional contract with RS Strasbourg before spells with Lorient and Gazelec Ajjacio. But in 2014, an unexpected call from Thailand led to his first trip to Southeast Asia and, six years on, Bangkok has become home.
Speaking exclusively to the-AFC.com, Do reflects on his life-changing decision, becoming a key member of the Thai national side and a renowned figure among adoring fans, as well as a business venture in one of Bangkok's trendiest neighbourhoods.
Flashback: IR Iran defeat USA for historic victory
Kuala Lumpur: Islamic Republic of Iran are set to face the United States of America in Group B of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
Ahead of the November 30 clash at the Al Thumama Stadium, the-AFC.com has dug into its archives tolook back at the first time the two teams met at the global showpiece, which ended in a historic win for Iran.
Magical Moments: Almoez Ali vs Japan (AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019)
Kuala Lumpur: The AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 proved to be yet another seminal moment in the young career of Qatar striker Almoez Ali.
Having arrived in the United Arab Emirates with an already burgeoning reputation, the livewire forward went on to find the net a record nine times – the last of which was a particularly magical moment in the final – and be named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player.
That accolade, along with the award for finishing as top goalscorer, was roundly applauded, a nod to Ali’s prowess following a campaign which saw him shine brightly yet again for Felix Sanchez’s charges as they claimed Qatar’s first-ever AFC Asian Cup crown.
Vote for your best Asian team at the FIFA World Cup: Defenders
Kuala Lumpur: With international football not set to return until later in the year, the-AFC.com continues its look back at some of Asia's greatest performers at the FIFA World Cup and asks you, the fans, to vote for the Best XI.
Last week we presented the candidates for the best goalkeeper, and now it's time to turn our attention to defenders. With candidates from Korea Republic, Japan and Saudi Arabia, here are the eight players in contention for the places in the backline.
Review the nominees and then choose your favourite for this all-star XI in the poll below.
Kuala Lumpur: As the-AFC.com continues to look back on the best performers from recent AFC Champions League campaigns, there is another star-studded cast on offer this week as we ask you, the fans, to name your best midfielders from the 2017 tournament.
Kuala Lumpur: Goals, goals and more goals from the AFC Cup as this week the-AFC.com looks back on five fantastic efforts by some big-name stars from Syria to Singapore.
After featuring fabulous free-kicks, long-range stunners and individual brilliance, this week's edition takes in one of our most popular categories: acrobatic goals. Athletic, exciting and often jaw-dropping, enjoy these magnificent efforts and then select your favourite by voting at the bottom of the article.