Maldini-inspired Chand eyes new heights with Nepal
Kathmandu: Stop a Nepalese fan to ask him who the national team's most established star is and the answer will almost certainly be Rohit Chand.
Chand, deployed either as a central defender or a deep-lying midfielder, has been a key figure throughout their Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 qualifying campaign thus far.
With 63 international appearances across 11 years, he is the second most-capped player in the current Nepal squad, second only to goalkeeper and captain Kiran Chemjong.
Kuala Lumpur: The return of the 2020 AFC Champions League is now just weeks away but before this season's Continental campaign resumes, the-AFC.com continues its quest to find out who the fans consider the Best XI from last year's tournament.
Last week we presented the candidates for the 2019 edition's best goalkeeper, and now we shine the spotlight on the players who will make up the backline.
So, here are the 14 players in contention for the four places in defence. Review the nominees and then choose your favourite defenders for this all-star XI in the respective polls.
Kuala Lumpur: As excitement continues to build for the return of the AFC Champions League in September, the-AFC.com asks you, the fans, to vote for your favourite goal in the competition from the past decade.
Looking back at the tournaments from 2010 to 2019, we've selected 20 of the best goals scored in Asia's biggest club competition and now ask you to tell us your favourite, which will be announced ahead of the AFC Champions League's resumption next month.
Splitting them into two semi-finals with 10 goals apiece, our first offering features stunning solo efforts, thunderbolts from distance and much more, so enjoy the trip down memory lane and cast your vote at the bottom of the article. The top five highest rated will progress to September's finale!
Kuala Lumpur: As is the case across most of Southeast Asia, the passion for football in Malaysia is intense and matches between the top sides can sell out venues the country over as decades-old rivalries continue to excite.
With the Malaysia Super League set to resume on August 22, we continue our 'most popular' series by focusing on the nation's biggest clubs and ask you to vote for your favourite.
Below we've selected six sides based on their success over the years. Review the candidates and tell us which team you like best at the bottom of the article.