Thrilling Flashback: Relive the historic AFC Asian Cup 2007 final
Kuala Lumpur: With global sport impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has delved into its archives to provide football fans with an exclusive chance to re-live one of the most defining moments in Asian football history – the AFC Asian Cup 2007 final between Iraq and Saudi Arabia, which took place exactly 13 years ago on July 29, 2007.
The AFC Asian Cup is the biggest stage in Asian football and few editions of Asia’s crown jewel have left such an indelible mark than in 2007 when Iraq achieved one of the most stunning triumphs in modern football.
Malaysia to host AFC Champions League Groups G and H
Kuala Lumpur: The Football Association of Malaysia has been confirmed as the host Member Association for the 2020 AFC Champions League East Zone Group G and H matches which will take place from October 17 to November 1, 2020.
Malaysia will also host the Round of 16 which will see teams from both groups battle on November 4, 2020, two Quarter-final matches on November 25, 2020 and one Semi-final tie three days later after submitting their interest to host ahead of the designated deadline.
Kuala Lumpur: As the-AFC.com continues to look back at the stars from recent AFC Champions League campaigns, there is another glittering cast on offer this week as we shine the spotlight on the best midfielders from the 2018 tournament.
After selecting the 2018 competition's best goalkeeper and the four men to take their place in the backline, this week we move on to the more attacking positions by turning our attention towards the midfield positions and highlighting 10 standout performers.
A tournament that saw Barcelona legend Xavi finally make his AFC Champions League debut had no shortage of creative flair, so review the nominees and don't forget to vote for your favourite at the bottom of the article!
When legends return: Eight favourite sons who came home and conquered
Kuala Lumpur: The return of the prodigal son. It is a footballing plot point nearly as old as the game itself, with the reappearance of a long-departed local hero possessing a special ability to stir the passions of even the most jaded of fans.
Asia has had no shortage of these storylines, with a range of pioneering football exports and national team icons going back to where it all started to cap off their careers.
To coincide with FC Seoul’s signing of former Korea Republic captain Ki Sung-yueng, the-AFC.com looks at eight local heroes who returned, and thrived, after years abroad.
Kuala Lumpur: It's that time of the week when the-AFC.com looks back at some of the finest goals the AFC Cup has witnessed over the years, with the latest '5 of the Best' taking in chips, lobs and scoops.