Exceptional experience gained despite defeat, says Al Duhail's Benatia
Doha: Al Duhail suffered a slim 1-0 defeat to Egypt’s Al Ahly in the second round of the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2020 on Thursday, but defender Mehdi Benatia believes the team gained valuable experience.
Ulsan Hyundai's Hong upbeat despite defeat to Tigres UANL
Doha: There was to be no winning debut for Hong Myung-bo as Ulsan Hyundai FC fell 2-1 to Tigres UANL of Mexico in their FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2020 second round tie but the newly-appointed head coach was generally satisfied with the performance of his side.
Al Mawas, Ji So-yun, Taremi and Wadi – Vote for your AFC International Player of the Week!
Kuala Lumpur: Ji So-yun put on a midfielder masterclass, while Mahmoud Wadi, Mehdi Taremi and Mahmoud Al Mawas all found the back of the net as Asia’s football legionnaires produced another memorable week.
This week’s list of contenders features players from six different AFC nations, all of whom have excelled for clubs outside of the continent over the last week.
Study the shortlist, based on performances from January 28 to February 3, and don’t forget to register your vote.
Alisher Dzhalilov strike steers Tajikistan past Jordan
Dubai: Alisher Dzhalilov struck in the 79th minute to give Tajikistan a 1-0 win in their second international friendly against Jordan at the Theyab Awana Stadium on Friday.
The two sides, who are preparing for the resumption of the Asian Qualifiers for theFIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023, were meeting for the second time in just one week with Jordan having won the first match 2-0 last Monday.
West Zone: Contenders, big matches and key questions - we break down the 2021 AFC Champions League draw
Kuala Lumpur: The groups for the biggest ever AFC Champions League were revealed on Wednesday, giving us countless exciting fixtures to look forward to in the coming months.
The opening matches are still more than two months away, but that won’t stop us from breaking down Wednesday's draw and examining what to expect from a mouth-watering selection of groups in the West Zone.
Join the-AFC.com as we look at what to expect, what to ponder and what to watch from the matches ahead.
East Zone: Contenders, big matches and key questions - we break down the 2021 AFC Champions League draw
Kuala Lumpur: The path to AFC Champions League glory was revealed on Wednesday, with an expanded draw delivering several potential classics.
In lieu of waiting until April’s kick-off, we are jumping straight into this year’s extended field, analysing the contenders, the challengers and the storylines ahead in the East Zone of Asia’s premier club football competition.
Join the-AFC.com as we look at what to expect, what to ask and what to watch in the matches ahead.