Saudi Arabia launches campaign to host AFC Asian Cup 2027
Riyadh: The Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF) announced on Wednesday the launch of its campaign to host the 2027 AFC Asian Cup, under the slogan “Forward for Asia”.
The bid comes in light of the great development that the sports sector in Saudi Arabia is witnessing in recent years, in addition to the Kingdom's ability to host the largest and most important international sporting events in recent years.
Doha: With the return of the AFC Champions League just around the corner, we take a look at the strikers who are poised to make a difference in the Western side of the continent as their sides vie for Round-of-16 spots.
We analyse six strikers who have already played a part in this season’s edition of the competition, and have also performed admirably in their clubs’ domestic campaigns.
Kuala Lumpur: The 2019 AFC Champions League was replete with star strikers as frontmen from all over the globe displayed their attacking prowess and brought joy to spectators across the Continent.
Over the past three weeks, fans of Asian football have decided their top goalkeeper, the best defence and the playmakers in midfield, so now it's time to turn our attention to the all-important forward positions in order to find a front trio to complete the Best XI.
Using match data from the tournament, we've selected eight standout performers from the 2019 edition to present a star-studded cast. All you need to do is review the nominees and vote for your favourite in the poll below.
Kuala Lumpur: Excitement continues to build as the 2020 AFC Champions League gets set to resume on September 14 but, before which, it's time to decide which was the best goal from the competition from the past decade.
Over the last two weeks, Asia’s football fans have come together to celebrate the best AFC Champions League goals from the last 10 years.
Hundreds of thousands of football lovers voted them in, now, which goal will emerge from the final as the tournament's best of the decade? From an initial list of 20 semi-finalists, 10 special goals remain, and the choice is in your hands.
West Asia Wrap: Al Hilal finish with a flourish as ACL 2020 looms
Riyadh: Saudi Pro League champions Al Hilal SFC warmed up for the restart of the 2020 AFC Champions League by signing off the domestic season on a winning note, defeating Al Shabab 2-1 on Wednesday.
Qatar Stars League champions Al Duhail, meanwhile, suffered an early setback to their title defence as they went down to Al Wakrah while Kuwait SC advanced to the semi-finals of the Kuwait Emir Cup. The title race in Bahrain, meanwhile, is set to go down to the wire.
Join the-AFC.com as we review the latest action in various West Asian leagues.
Kuala Lumpur: Thailand's top tier has produced many of the finest club teams from Southeast Asia for decades and is undoubtedly among the strongest in the ASEAN region.
With Thai League 1 set to resume on September 12, the latest edition of our 'most popular' series shines the spotlight on some of the country's biggest clubs and asks you, the fans, to tell us your favourite.
Below we've selected five teams based on both domestic and Continental success over the years. Review the nominees and cast a vote for your favourite at the bottom of the article.