London: Enjoying the revelry with her Tottenham Hotspur teammates; exchanging gifts and having a hot pot meal with Celtic midfielder Shen Mengyu - her former Shanghai Agricultural & Commercial Bank FC teammate, China PR international Tang Jiali was in an upbeat mood celebrating her first Christmas overseas.
What made her even more excited was, however, the news that she had recently received a national team call-up. Tang played a pivotal role in China PR's qualification to the Women's Olympic Football Tournament Tokyo 2020 but missed out on the global showpiece due to an injury.
Vote For Your Best 2021 AFC Champions League Team: Coach
Kuala Lumpur: The 11 players for the 2021 AFC Champions League’s team of the tournament have been decided so now it’s time to pick who you think would be the ideal candidate to lead the side by selecting the best coach from the continental competition.
As ever, there were a number of master tacticians who impressed, and we’ve picked three of the standout performers for you to review before voting at the foot of the article.
Vote for your Best Goal of the 2021 AFC Champions League: The Final
Kuala Lumpur: The fans have voted and whittled 20 of the finest goals from the 2021 AFC Champions League down to just 10, so now it's time to find out what you consider the best goal of the year from the continental competition.
From Sharof Mukhiddinov's opening-day piledriver to Nasser Al Dawsari's screamer in the final, we've got 10 fabulous goals to choose from. Review the nominees once more and tell us whose strike was the best of the campaign by casting your vote at the foot of the article.
Tatsuma Yoshida steps down as Singapore national team coach
Singapore: The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) announced on Tuesday that Tatsuma Yoshida, by mutual agreement, will step down as head coach of the Lions on December 31 in order to return home to Japan and be with his family during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 47-year old Yoshida leaves after 30 months in charge, having just guided Singapore to the 2020 AFF Cup semi-finals..
Seoul: Korea Republic will play friendlies against Iceland and Moldova in Turkey as Paulo Bento’s squad prepare for their next matches in the AFC Asian Qualifiers - Road to Qatar in January and February.
Bento named a 26-man squad featuring Asia-based players for the games, which will be played in Atalya. The Taeguk Warriors meet Iceland on January 15 before facing the Moldovans six days later.