Baghdad: Iraq were crowned the 2021 WAFF U-18 Championship winners after defeating Lebanon on penalties in the final at the newly inaugurated Al Madina Stadium on Wednesday.
Iraq successfully defended the title they secured two years ago thanks to the heroics of goalkeeper Hussin Amoyed who saved two penalties after the sides failed to find the back of the net in regular time.
Tomiyasu, Dabbagh, Egy & Al Taamari: Vote for your AFC International Player of the Week!
Kuala Lumpur: Asia’s contingent outside the continent were in fine form this week, delivering match-winning goals and assists through Europe and beyond.
The likes of Tomiyasu and Ito flew the flag for Japan, Palestinian forward Oday Dabbagh starred in Portugal, while Indonesia’s Egy Maulana Vikri scored a thunderbolt in an unforgettable match in Slovakia.
There were also moments of sheer brilliance from Justin Meram and Aias Aosman, while Musa Al Taamari and Cameron Devlin contributed to important wins for their respective sides.
But who stood out as the best Asian player outside Asia for the week of November 24 to 30? Study our nominees and don’t forget to cast your vote!
50 days to go: India 2022 to deliver a truly global AFC Women’s Asian Cup™
Mumbai: The AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022™ promises to be a spectacular celebration of women’s football with the showpiece expected to excite a global audience when it kicks-off from January 20 to February 6.
With five of the world’s top 20 nations from Asia, India 2022 will bring together a world-class ensemble of international stars and household names who continue to be in high demand from some of the biggest women’s clubs in world football.
Jordan stun Saudi Arabia, Morocco power past Palestine
Doha: Jordan surprised Saudi Arabia with a 1-0 win, while Palestine had to concede to Morocco's superiority as the West Asian side fell to a 4-0 defeat in the opening FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021 Group C ties on Wednesday.
An own goal by Saudi Arabia defender Khalifah Al Dawsari put Jordan on their way to a vital three points at the Education City Stadium.
Meanwhile, Morocco turned on the power in the second half, adding three goals after the break as they kicked off their campaign emphatically.