Kuala Lumpur: Having looked at the World Cup winning Japan Women's team last week, the latest edition of this series remembers Islamic Republic of Iran's dominant national team from the 1970s.
The 1970’s were eventful in terms of football for Iran, as it saw them lift the AFC Asian Cup title twice - including their last title in the competition - as well as their first ever FIFA World Cup appearance.
Iran have remained at the forefront of Asian football since and are the second highest ranked Asian team in the latest FIFA Ranking.
East Asia & ASEAN Wrap: Jeonbuk off to winning start
Kuala Lumpur: After a lengthy lay-off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Korea Republic's K League finally kicked off on Friday and it was familiar face Lee Dong-gook who stole the headlines as Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors defeated Suwon Samsung Bluewings 1-0.
A busy weekend followed as Korea's 2020 season got underway with all 12 sides playing their opening rounds of fixtures, while the top flight in Chinese Taipei is now in full flow after the eight sides took to the pitch again on Sunday.
Elsewhere, the home workouts, dances and musicians continue to impress, so join the-AFC.com as we look back at the best of the action on and off the field from the East and ASEAN Zones.
Central Asian Domestic Wrap: Ahal stamp authority, Yakhshiboev at the double
Bishkek: FC Ahal continued their excellent start to the season, and benefitted from an Altyn Asyr defeat in Turkmenistan’s Yokary Liga, the only remaining active league in Central Asia.
Outside of the region, emerging Uzbekistan forward Jasurbek Yakhshiboev continued his stellar form in Belarus, while four of his countrymen got their own league campaigns underway in Korea Republic’s K League.
Join the-AFC.com for all the key news and results from Turkmenbashi to Toktogul.
Kuala Lumpur: With the 2020 AFC Champions League currently on hiatus, the-AFC.com continues its series of articles to determine your best sides from the last four editions of the Continental competition.
Kuala Lumpur: Ever since the Dutch East Indies made Asia’s first global bow over eight decades ago; our continent has enjoyed a multitude of memorable moments in the rarefied atmosphere of FIFA events.
From China PR’s world-renowned Steel Roses in the 1990s to Alireza Beiranvand’s stunning penalty save from Cristiano Ronaldo at Russia 2018, Asia’s finest have – time after time – proved more than a match for the rest of the planet.
Over the years, Asian sides and their players have also become synonymous with success. The titles and plaudits they have earned along the way helping ensure that Asia’s finest are both admired and feared by those they rub shoulders with on football’s loftiest stage.
Kuala Lumpur: Zuhair Bakheet was part of a golden generation of United Arab Emirates players that advanced to the country’s first and, to date, only FIFA World Cup and came within a penalty shootout of AFC Asian Cup glory on home soil.
Bakheet watched from the dugout as his international teammates took to the pitch to face Saudi Arabia at Zayed Sports City Stadium. For every single one of the 23 players dressed in white, whether on the field or on the bench, this was the game of their lives.
The UAE’s thrilling 1996 AFC Asian Cup campaign was culminating there, against a side that had appeared in each of the three previous finals of the competition, lifting the trophy in 1984 and 1988 before losing to Japan in 1992.