Shoja' Khalilzadeh signs two-year contract with Al Rayyan
Doha: Qatar's Al Rayyan have confirmed the signing of Islamic Republic of Iran centre-back Shoja' Khalilzadeh on a two-year contract.
Khalilzadeh joins Al Rayyan from Iran champions Persepolis, who he joined in 2017 and assisted in the Tehran-based club winning three successive Iran Pro League titles as well as back-to-back Iran Super Cups.
Kuala Lumpur: The AFC Cup has seen numerous fabulous goals over the years and the the-AFC.com continues its quest to see which one football fans across Asia believe to be the best from the past decade.
Two new countries enter the AFC Cup Bracket Challenge in our latest edition as we feature wonderful strikes from Bangladeshi and Singaporean clubs.
Vote for your best AFC Champions League 2020 (West) Team: Defenders
Kuala Lumpur: The return of the 2020 AFC Champions League (East) is now just weeks away but before this season's Continental campaign resumes, the-AFC.com continues its quest to find out who the fans consider the Best XI from the West Asia stage.
Last week we presented the candidates for the 2020 edition's best goalkeeper, and now we shine the spotlight on the players who will make up the backline.
So, here are the 14 players in contention for the four places in defence. Review the nominees and then choose your favourite defenders for this all-star XI in the respective polls.
Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation's youth tournaments offer the perfect platform for some of Asia's finest young talent to showcase their skills from an early age.
October 24 marks 10 years to the day since the AFC U-16 Championship kicked off in Uzbekistan, where a number of today's biggest stars turned out for their countries as they took the early steps in what have turned out to be fruitful careers.
A decade on since that tournament, which was won by DPR Korea after they defeated the hosts in the final, the-AFC.com takes a look at how some of those involved have progressed.
AFC Champions League – MVP Memories: Sasa Ognenovski
Osaka: Ahead of the 2020 AFC Champions League (EAST) resumption, the-AFC.com focuses on those who have lit up the competition as they recall their memorable campaigns. This week we feature Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma's 2010-winning captain and tournament MVP, Sasa Ognenovski.
In 2008, as part of the Adelaide United side, Sasa Ognenovski reached Asian club football's grandest stage only to fall at the final hurdle in a comprehensive defeat to Japan's Gamba Osaka.
The imposing centre-back was back two years later, though, this time with Korea Republic's Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma, who themselves had suffered a devastating defeat in their previous appearance in the competition climax, at the memorable 2004 showpiece.
And this time, for the big Australian and the K League side, redemption was achieved. Ognenovski speaks exclusively to the-AFC.com as we look back at the 2010 tournament through his eyes.
Yangon: As the-AFC.com continues its series looking at the most popular clubs across the Continent, we stay in ASEAN to focus on Myanmar and ask you, the fans, to vote for your number one team.
The Myanmar National League in its current guise is among the newer leagues in Southeast Asia having only launched in 2009, since when three sides have shared the title and a total of six teams have appeared in the AFC Cup.
Based on both success domestically and abroad, as well as fanbase, we've selected four sides as Myanmar's most popular clubs. Review the candidates and tell us your favourite at the bottom of the article.