Seoul: Korea Republic forward Lee Geum-min will enter January's AFC Women's Asian Cup India 2022 - which also doubles as the continent's qualifier for the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup Australia/New Zealand™ - seeking to book qualification for her third, and her country's fourth world extravaganza.
The AFC Women's Asian Cup India 2022, expanded from eight to 12 teams, will see the top-five finishers advance to the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup, whilst the sixth and seventh placed teams will proceed to the Inter-confederation playoffs.
With Australia already granted automatic qualification as co-hosts, the chances of Korea Republic, the fourth ranked Asian side in the FIFA Women's World Ranking, look rosy.
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.
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.
AFC International Player of the Week: 2021’s most featured players
Kuala Lumpur: On a weekly basis throughout 2021, we’ve highlighted the 10 best Asian performers outside the continent. These are the players who stood out.
Over the last 12 months, the-AFC.com has published a total of 35 AFC International Player of the Week polls, with the top 10 Asian performers plying their trade outside the continent over the previous seven days highlighted, and fans from around the world casting their weekly votes.
In total, 115 players from 17 AFC nations were featured at least once in the weekly list, shining on a light of Asian footballers – male and female – based everywhere from Europe’s biggest leagues to competitions in Africa and North America.
As 2021 draws to a close, we’ve crunched the numbers in order to highlight the players who were among Asia’s weekly top 10 more often than anyone else, and whose exemplary consistency deserves recognition.
Join us as we highlight the players who lit up our weekly celebration of Asian players abroad, as well those who bucked the trend to earn recognition.