Madrid: Japan international Takefusa Kubo has rejoined Real Mallorca for a second year-long loan stint from Real Madrid after leading his country to the semi-finals of the Olympic Games in Tokyo earlier this month.
Kubo returns to Mallorca after spending the 2019-20 season with the club, where he played 35 times in La Liga and scored four goals.
Despite impressing during his initial season-long stint, Kubo’s form was not enough to prevent Mallorca from dropping into the second division.
Vote for your best 2021 AFC Champions League Group Stage Team: Goalkeeper
Kuala Lumpur: After the conclusion of the 2021 AFC Champions League group stage in July, the-AFC.com looks back on some of the standout displays from those involved in order to find out the Best XI from the first round. We begin with the goalkeepers.
To select the candidates for each position, we have reflected on match data from the group stage to draw up a statistics-based approach to present the outstanding performers.
We kick things off with five standout goalkeepers for the all-important number one jersey. Review the nominees and then choose who you think should take the position as the last line of defence in this all-star XI in the poll below.
Kuala Lumpur: After the conclusion of the Tokyo Olympics Men's and Women's Football tournaments over the weekend, the-AFC.com shines the spotlight on some of the key statistics involving Asia's sides.
Seven teams representing five countries flew the Asian Football Confederation flag at the Games, with Australia's women and Japan's men reaching the semi-finals. We look back at some of the numbers that caught the eye.
Monika Staab named Saudi Arabia women's head coach
Riyadh: The Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF) has appointed former German international Monika Staab as the new head coach of the Saudi women’s national football team.
The highly rated Staab, who has more than 25 years of experience as a player and coach, was previously in charge of Qatar women's national football team for 15 months before taking the coaching role at SAFF.