Jeddah: Saudi Pro League side Al Nassr Club have signed Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina on a two-year contract.
The 33-year-old shot-stopper has joined from Napoli following the expiry of his contract with the Italian Serie A side.
Ospina is Al Nassr's second signing of the summer after Ivorian left-back Ghislain Konan and is expected feature in the AFC Champions League™ 2023 following the club's third-place finish in the 2021-22 Saudi Pro League season.
Son, Kane lead 6-3 Spurs win to delight Korea Republic fans
Seoul: Local hero Son Heung-min delighted his Korea Republic fans by scoring twice as Tottenham Hotspur beat a K-League select team 6-3 in a wildly entertaining pre-season friendly in Seoul on Wednesday.
The English Premier League Golden Boot winner Son and Harry Kane, who bagged two goals, both appeared just for the second half as manager Antonio Conte gave his full squad a run out in their first preseason match.
Ngah Wanja: It would be a dream to lift the AFC Cup™ with Kedah
Alor Star: Ronald Ngah Wanja has admitted that Kedah Darul Aman have allowed themselves to dream about winning the AFC Cup™ 2022 but insists the Malaysian side's immediate focus in only on the ASEAN Zonal Semi-final against PSM Makassar of Indonesia.
Having not played in the AFC Cup since reaching the Round of 16 in 2009, Kedah made a long-awaited return this year, with Cameroonian Ngah Wanja among their big-name signings ahead of the competition after joining from Jordanian side Al Salt.
Hong Kong: Hong Kong Premier League champions Kitchee SC have signed Eastern Long Lions duo Mikael Severo and Eduardo Praes as well as Jordon Brown from Resources Capital ahead of their appearance in the AFC Champions League™ 2022 Round of 16 next month.
Kitchee are due to play Thailand’s BG Pathum United in the Round of 16 in Saitama on August 19 as the Hong Kong side make their first-ever appearance in the knockout rounds of the continental showpiece.
20 years on – Asia’s FIFA World Cup: Memorable Moments
Dubai: Two decades on since Asia hosted the FIFA World Cup for the first time in its history and four months before the world’s eyes turn to Asia again as Qatar hosts the 2022 edition, the-AFC.com revisits Korea/Japan 2002.
The 17th edition of the global event had its fair share of moments that will remain part of the FIFA World Cup folklore, and while Korea Republic’s exploits and Saudi Arabia’s learning experience to Germany were of note, those have been covered in Part 1 about Asian teams, we turn our attention next to historic moments elsewhere in the competition.
AFC Cup™ 2022 Knockout Stage draw set to map pathway to Final
Kuala Lumpur: With the conclusion of the exciting AFC Cup™ 2022 Group Stage, the title contenders will now discover their pathway to the all-important Final at the Knockout Stage virtual draw ceremony on Thursday, July 14 at 3pm (GMT+8) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The anticipated draw will reveal the potential hosts for the Zonal Finals and Inter-Zone Play-offs with the first team drawn (Team A) from the West, Central and ASEAN Zones as well as the Inter-Zone Play-off pots hosting the respective matches.
History Makers: China PR at the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup
Kuala Lumpur: July 10 marks the 23rd anniversary of China PR’s run to the FIFA Women's World Cup 1999 final in the United States, when they became the first Asian nation to advance to the deciding game at a senior FIFA tournament.
Dominant at the continental level, China PR were more than a match for other 15 teams in the competition as they came within a whisker of lifting the coveted trophy. Join the-AFC.com as we take a look back at that historic achievement.