AFC Asian Cup China 2023™ Qualifiers Final Round Draw to set stage for crucial encounters
Kuala Lumpur: The thrilling road to Asia’s flagship men’s national team tournament will move into sharp focus when the AFC Asian Cup China 2023™ Qualifiers Final Round Draw is held virtually in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Thursday, February 24 at 15:00 (UTC+8).
With less than 500 days until China PR hosts the Continent’s premier men’s showpiece for the first time since 2004, aspiring nations from Asia will discover their opponents for the crucial final Group Stage.
Seoul: The new K League 1 season will get underway on Saturday as defending champions Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors target an unprecedented sixth title in a row and the chasing pack aim to finally end the Jeonju side’s dominance.
There are new signings and emerging talents aplenty to whet the appetite, while promoted side Gimcheon Sangmu have replaced the relegated Gwangju FC in the 12-team top flight.
Ahead of the campaign’s kick-off, the-AFC.com has selected five things to look out for this season.
Kuala Lumpur: The 2022 J1 League kicks off on Friday when defending champions Kawasaki Frontale host FC Tokyo in the curtain-raiser before the remaining 16 teams get underway the following day.
Having not won the top-flight title until 2017, Kawasaki are now chasing their fifth J1 League crown in six seasons, while the chasing pack will be aiming to improve on a 2021 campaign that saw Frontale finish 13 points clear of their nearest challenger.
Ahead of the opening weekend, the-AFC.com has selected five things to look out for this season.