Preparation of venues on track for India 2020 despite COVID-19 setback
New Delhi: All India Football Federation General Secretary Mr Kushal Das has stated that preparations are on track at the five venues which are slated to host the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2020.
Speaking in a webinar arranged by Sports Industry Awards (SPIA) Asia entitled ‘Sports Industry in India – today, Mr Das said: “These are unforeseen circumstances, and there have been some setbacks. But three of the five venues had already hosted the U-17 FIFA World Cup in 2017 and they do not require much changes."
Dates for Women's Olympic Asian Qualifiers Play-off final confirmed
Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) in consultation with FIFA has approved the proposals by the Chinese Football Association (CFA) and the Korea Football Association (KFA) to move their Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Tokyo 2020 Asian Qualifiers Play-off matches to February 19 and 24, 2021.
China PR and Korea Republic were set to contest Asia’s final spot in the Women's 2020 Tokyo Olympic Football Tournament over two legs on June 4 and 9, 2020.
Kuala Lumpur: Veteran striker Lee Dong-gook recently begun his 23rd season in the Korea Republic top flight and it was almost inevitable that he would score in the competition's opener. The 41-year-old evergreen looks back on an eventful career with both club and country as he continues to excel at the highest level in Asia and defy Father Time.
Normal rules don’t seem to apply to Lee. At an age when most footballers are already enjoying the fruits of their well-earned retirement, the forward is still showing few signs of slowing down.
Lee burst onto the scene as a 19-year-old in 1998 for Pohang Steelers, a young talent who seemed to have the world at his feet having helped the side win the 1997-1998 Asian Club Championship and been called up to the senior national team the very same year.
Fast forward to the present day and the veteran striker is still turning out, and scoring, for Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors.
Kuala Lumpur: The 2016 AFC Champions League witnessed some fine attacking displays across the Continent, with a record-equaling tally and two of the competition's greatest goalscorers both going deep into the competition among the highlights.
We're just one position away from finding out who you the fans want as your Best 2016 AFC Champions League XI. The best goalkeeper has been decided, as has your defence and the playmakers in front of them, so now it's time to find the men to lead the line up front.
So, without further ado, here are the eight players in contention for the three places in attack. Review the nominees and then choose your favourites for this all-star XI in the poll below.