Sydney: Graham Arnold will continue as Australia head coach after his contract with Football Australia was extended for another four years following the Socceroos’ success at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
Arnold led the Australians into the knockout rounds of the FIFA World Cup for only the second time in the country’s history at last year’s Finals, where the Socceroos defeated Tunisia and Denmark in the group phase of the competition.
Kuala Lumpur: The preparations and plans to stage the AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023™ marked its latest milestone after the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and the Qatar Football Association (QFA) held their first meeting on Tuesday in Doha, Qatar.
The AFC delegation, led by AFC Deputy Director, Competitions and Football Events Division, Avazbek Berdikulov, met with QFA General Secretary Mansoor Mohammed Al-Ansari as well as key representatives from the relevant functional and operational areas.
Kuala Lumpur: Monday’s AFC Executive Committee decision to award the AFC Asian Cup™ 2023 hosting responsibility to Qatar Football Association (QFA) meant history was created.
Qatar will be the first country to host the Continental showpiece for a third time and all indications point to a fiesta of football when Asia’s best converge for the 18th edition of the AFC Asian Cup.
Having previously been tied with Islamic Republic of Iran, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates in having hosted the tournament twice, Qatar has promised the AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023™ will be a festival of football for the continent.
Doha: Qatar Football Association (QFA) President Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani is looking forward to making the AFC Asian Cup™ Qatar 2023 a festival of friendship for the entire continent.
Speaking after the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Executive Committee’s decision to award Qatar the hosting rights for the next edition of the competition, Al Thani emphasised on his country’s legacy of hosting major events.
Beirut: The Lebanese Football Association have appointed Serbia's Aleksandar Ilic to lead the men's national team on a three-year contract.
The 53-year-old, who arrives in Beirut next week, replaces CzechIvan Hasek who took charge of The Cedars in 2021 and helped Lebanon reach the Final Round of the AFC Asian Qualifiers - Road to Qatar™ and qualify for the AFC Asian Cup™ 2023.
2007 AFC Asian Cup™: Iraq's amazing triumph revisited
Kuala Lumpur: Fifteen years ago today Iraq completed one of the most memorable feats in Asian football history as the Jorvan Vieira-coached Lions of Mesopotamia lifted the 2007 AFC Asian Cup™. Despite troubles at home, Younis Mahmoud and his teammates claimed a remarkable success that unified a nation and which still resonates around the world.
When Mahmoud soared high in the Jakarta night air to score the goal that downed Saudi Arabia to deliver Iraq their first-ever AFC Asian Cup title, it secured much more than the famous old trophy.