Sun, Chhetri and Kyaw join forces against COVID-19 in latest AFC #BreakTheChain episode
Kuala Lumpur: Chinese Football Association (CFA) Vice President Sun Wen, acknowledged as one of the greatest women footballers to have graced the world stage joins India’s all-time leading scorer Sunil Chhetri as well as Myanmar captain Kyaw Zin Thet in the latest instalment of the Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) #BreakTheChain campaign, which was launched earlier this week to combat the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak.
The #BreakTheChain campaign, which garnered the support of more than 50 Asian players and officials in less than 48 hours since its launch on Thursday, encourages people not only to adopt the best hygiene practises as underlined by the World Health Organization (WHO) but also inspires hope and solidarity in these challenging times.
Kuala Lumpur: Many players grow up dreaming of playing at the biggest clubs in the most prestigious leagues around the world, and for decades some of Asia's finest have travelled far and wide to showcase their talent.
In the first of a new series, the-AFC.com select four players from the Continent who have departed their homeland and gone on to star overseas – winning titles, performing on the biggest stage and gaining millions of new fans along the way.
Kuala Lumpur: In the second part of this series of profiles, we look at five Saudi icons of the AFC Champions League era.
Since the inauguration of the AFC Champions League in 2002-03, Saudi teams have appeared in the final on seven occasions. Along the way, some of the kingdom’s players have created an iconic legacy in the competition.
Kuala Lumpur: While Asian football fans await the return of the beautiful game, there remains plenty to keep us occupied during its hiatus and nothing more so that than looking back on the fabulous goals we've seen over the years.
Following on from last week's acrobatic AFC Champions League goals, next up in the-AFC.com's '5 of the Best' series we recall five solo goals where players have taken matters into their own hands and produced the goods in emphatic style.
Kuala Lumpur: After bringing you three of the AFC Cup’s most memorable moments last week, the-AFC.com has selected another trio for fans of Asian football to look back upon as you #StayAtHome and #BreakTheChain.
From a history-making night in Basra to a Chhetri-inspired Bengaluru and Filipino joy in Bacolod City, this week's magic moments are sure to bring back happy – or perhaps sad – memories.
Kuala Lumpur: Few football experiences live in the memory like a Cup Final.
Their infrequency, unique sense of occasion and the sheer proximity to silverware make these special days out defining experiences for players and fans alike, and over the years Asian football has been blessed with finales fit for any competition.
With historical significance, drama and sheer entertainment in mind, we’ve picked out eight memorable deciders from around the continent