“This team can achieve the dream” – Philippines boss Stajcic full of belief ahead of India 2022
Los Angeles: After leading Australia to the last two AFC Women’s Asian Cup finals, Alen Stajcic believes he can take Philippines further than they’ve ever been at India 2022.
Having gone within one win of securing a first ever FIFA Women’s World Cup qualification when they finished fifth at the 2018 continental Finals in Jordan, the Southeast Asian nation appointed the former Matildas boss in October with the goal of reaching the global stage.
A top-five finish in next month’s Finals will turn their FIFA Women’s World Cup dream into reality, and Stajcic is firmly of the belief that his new team has the ability to make it so.
Kyogo Furuhashi, Son Heung-min and more – Vote for your AFC International Player of the Week
Kuala Lumpur: It was a week of cup final winners, high-profile league goals and brilliance throughout the biggest leagues in Europe for Asia’s players abroad.
Kyogo Furuhashi was the hero as he and Australia’s Tom Rogic lifted the Scottish League Cup, while Son Heung-min and Takehiro Tomiyasu thrived in England, and no less than four players were nominated for their exploits in German football.
But which Asian player outside the continent shone brightest of all? Study our list of 10 nominees – based on matches from December 14 to 20 – and don’t forget to register your vote.
Vote For Your Best 2021 AFC Champions League Team: Forwards
Kuala Lumpur: The goalkeeper, four defenders and three midfielders have been decided and now the-AFC.com asks fans of Asian football to vote for their favourite forwards at the 2021 AFC Champions League.
Using a statistics-based approach, we’ve selected 10 of the star performers from the continental competition as we look to complete the All-Star XI.
Review our list of AFC Champions League frontmen and don’t forget to vote for your favourite at the foot of the article.
30 days to go: Excitement builds ahead of the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022™
Navi Mumbai: The anticipation to the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022™ is reaching an all-time high with only 30 days to go before the tournament kicks off across three venues in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Pune from January 20 to February 6.
With an expanded 12 teams, an additional four from the 2018 edition, and potentially a maximum of 29 matches including play-offs expected to be played, the tournament is poised to celebrate the best of Asian women’s football.