Teams, star players, coaches: All you need to know about J1 League 2020
Kuala Lumpur: The Japanese J.League has produced finalists in each of the past three editions of the AFC
Champions League, with Kashima Antlers’ 2018 triumph sandwiched between Urawa Red Diamonds lifting the trophy in 2017 and finishing as runners-up in 2019.
As well as developing a growing list of domestic stars, the league is also home to some of the biggest names in Asian and world football, and with just one round of the 2020 season played before the enforced COVID-19 break, the-AFC.com runs the rule over this year’s participants ahead of the restart on Saturday.
Doha: Almoez Ali’s career to date can be measured by some key footballing milestones.
After taking part in the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015, the up-and-coming Qatari forward stole the show at the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019, where he led his country to their maiden continental title, finishing as tournament top scorer. He then had the rare privilege of playing at the legendary Maracana Stadium.
Tokyo: Japan is one of the heavyweights of the Continental game, as are its clubs with several Asian championships to their name.
As a continuation of our series that has seen the most popular clubs reviewed in West Asia, we now turn to the eastern side of the Continent with the upcoming resumption of the J.League the perfect opportunity to ask you, the Asian football fans, to decide the most popular club side from Japan.
Vote for your best Asian team at the FIFA World Cup: Forwards
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.
Kuala Lumpur: The 2017 AFC Champions League boasted an array of fine attacking talents with some world class performers gracing Asia's most prestigious club competition and a prolific Syrian rising to prominence.
After deciding the top goalkeeper, the best defence in front of him and the playmakers in midfield, we have eight players of our 2017 AFC Champions League Best XI confirmed, so now it's time to complete the jigsaw by voting for the men to lead the line up front.
So, without further ado, here are the eight players in contention for the three places in attack. Review the nominees and then choose your favourites for this all-star XI in the poll below.