Record-holder Almoez Ali joins AFC’s #BreakTheChain campaign
Kuala Lumpur: Qatar’s Almoez Ali, who broke the all-time AFC Asian Cup goalscoring record in 2019, is the latest star to voice his support and raise awareness on the COVID-19 pandemic alongside Persita Tangerang defender Tamirlan Kozubaev from Kyrgyz Republic and Suwon Samsung Bluewings midfielder Kim Min-woo of Korea Republic.
The trio join the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) family’s rallying call through the #BreakTheChain campaign, to encourage people from around the world to adopt and learn about the best practices to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
Central Asia Domestic Wrap: Football returns in Tajikistan, Yakhshiboev stays hot
Bishkek: Istiklol won the Tajikistan Super Cup, and Tajik football itself attracted a legion of new fans as the season proper got underway, becoming one of world’s only active football leagues in the process.
Elsewhere, Uzbekistan youngster Jasur Yakhshiboev continued his fine early season in another of the countries still in action, scoring a third goal in as many matches for Belarusian Premier League leaders FC Enegretik-BGU Minsk.
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Kuala Lumpur: Over the years a number of Asian players have produced the goods at the FIFA World Cup, lighting up arenas around the globe and providing incredible moments that have gone down in the Continent’s footballing folklore.
With the kick-off for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 only days away, we turn back the clock to highlight the achievements of five Asian players who have shone brightest on the global showpiece.
You can tell us who you think is the best Asian player at the FIFA World Cup by voting at the bottom of the article.
4 signings who have lit up West Asian leagues this season
Kuala Lumpur: With well over half the season gone across West Asian leagues, we look at some of the signings from the summer of 2019 who have made the biggest impact this season.
While the likes of Driss Fettouhi at Al Hazem SC, Brandley Kuwas at Al Nasr SC and Karim Ansarifard at Al Sailiyah all deserve honorary mentions in this category, here are the four new arrivals who have stood out this campaign.
Kuala Lumpur: It's that time of the week when the-AFC.com takes you down memory lane as we look back on the greatest goals to have been scored in the history of the AFC Champions League.
After taking in some of the finest acrobatic goals in the first edition of the '5 of the Best' series and the most mesmerising solo goals last week, we turn our attention to volleys and recall some of the greatest strikes the Continental competition has ever witnessed.
To avoid any argument over whether the shot is a volley or half-volley, we have selected five where the ball does not bounce before the players have let fly.