AFC Asian Cup China 2023 LOC meeting concludes in Dalian
Dalian: The Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the AFC Asian Cup China 2023 held its first meeting in Dalian, Liaoning province on Saturday.
In a special video message to participants, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) General Secretary, Dato’ Windsor John, said: “The last time the People’s Republic of China hosted the AFC Asian Cup in 2004, it was staged in just four cities. At the time, Asia’s top 16 teams competed in 32 matches, which is a stark difference to the 24 teams who will be competing across 51 matches in 2023.
Bracket Challenge – RO32: Boaz Solossa (Persipura) v Chan Siu Ki (South China)
Kuala Lumpur: Since its inaugural edition in 2004, the AFC Cup has produced many glorious moments and, of course, numerous goals that will live long in the memory.
After the 2020 edition was cancelled due to COVID-19, the-AFC.com launches an AFC Cup Bracket Challenge that features 32 of the greatest goals from the previous decade and ask you, the fans, to vote for your favourities.
Utrecht: Their appetite whetted after playing Cameroon, Japan are looking forward to locking horns with Côte d'Ivoire in an international friendly on Utrecht, Netherlands on Tuesday.
In their first match together since Matchday Six of the Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 last November, the Samurai Blue were held to a goalless draw by Cameroon on Friday and midfielder Gaku Shibasaki said Japan will have to improve against Côte d'Ivoire.
Kuala Lumpur: BG Pathum United's excellent season continued as their seventh victory in eight games saw them move five points clear at the top of Thai League 1 over the weekend.
The Championship and Relegation Rounds in Vietnam got underway with the V.League's top four teams all recording wins while Johor Darul Ta'zim ensured they finished the Malaysia Super League unbeaten following a big victory in the final round of fixtures of a shortened season.
In Cambodia, title chasers Boueng Ket and Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng claimed wins in the penultimate games of the season while Lao Toyota brought a satisfying campaign to a close in Laos, so join the-AFC.com as we bring you up to speed with the action from ASEAN.
East Asia Wrap: Kitchee crowned Hong Kong champions
Hong Kong: A nail-biting climax to the Hong Kong Premier League saw Kitchee SC lift the title on the final day of the 2019-2020 season as fellow contenders Eastern Long Lions and R&F drew.
The international break meant there were no fixtures in the top flights in Korea Republic and China PR, but there was a full set of matches in Japan and Chinese Taipei so join the-AFC.com as we wrap up the best of the domestic action from across East Asia.
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