Tehran: Star striker Mehdi Taremi is confident Dragan Skočić can lead Islamic Republic of Iran to success in the Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023.
Taremi, who plies his trade with Portuguese side FC Porto, believes Skočić’s knowledge of Iranian football is a huge advantage in leading Team Melli in their bid to qualify for a third consecutive FIFA World Cup.
After coaching stints in Croatia, Slovenia, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, Skočić moved to Iran in 2013, where he took charge of Malavan.
Bracket Challenge – RO32: Baha Faisal (Al Wehdat) v Rezaldi Hehanusa (Persija Jakarta)
Kuala Lumpur: The AFC Cup Bracket Challenge moves into its second week as the-AFC.com serves up another pair of excellent goals from the Continental competition.
With all the goals coming from the past decade, we showcase some of the standout moments from the AFC Cup and leave it up to you, the fans, to decide which one will reign supreme as the tournament's finest.
Vote for your best AFC Champions League 2020 (West) Team: Goalkeeper
Kuala Lumpur: As we await the resumption of the 2020 AFC Champions League (East), the-AFC.com turns to the recently concluded West Asia stage to determine the top 11 players.
To select the candidates for each position, we have reflected on match data from the tournament to draw up a statistics-based approach to present the outstanding performers.
We kick things off with five standout goalkeepers for the all-important number one jersey. Review the nominees and then choose who you think should take the position as the last line of defence in this all-star XI in the poll below.
Central Asia Wrap: Cup glory for Ravshan, Shaheen Asmayee win title number five
Bishkek: With silverware lifted in three countries over the weekend, and another trophy up for grabs this coming Thursday, it’s the business end of the Central Asian football season.
In one of the year’s busiest weeks, Ravshan Kulob pull off a superb Tajikistan Cup win, major honours decided in Afghanistan, Kyrgyz Republic’s men’s and women’s cups reach their dénouement, plus all the latest from Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.
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