Kuala Lumpur: From Iraq’s Hussein Saeed to Japan’s Hidetoshi Nakata and Uzbekistan’s Eldor Shomurodov and many others, the FIFA U20 World Cup was a platform through which legends of Asian football made their first steps on the global front.
Ahead of the 2023 edition’s kick-off in Argentina on Saturday, the-AFC.com profiles four players who could well become next on the list of Asian stars to shine in the competition.
Kuala Lumpur: As we approach the FIFA U20 World Cup Argentina 2023 kick off, the AFC’s four representatives are gearing up for exciting encounters against diverse opponents over the course of three weeks.
Across four groups out of six, Uzbekistan, Japan, Iraq and Korea Republic face challenges of various levels making for an intriguing prospect as they all dream of a first-ever title for Asia.
Dubai: A four-team strong contingent will carry Asia’s hopes at the FIFA U20 World Cup Argentina 2023 as the continent dreams of bringing the trophy home for the first time.
Uzbekistan, Iraq, Japan and Korea Republic all booked their places in the upcoming tournament courtesy of their success at the AFC U20 Asian Cup™ Uzbekistan 2023 back in March. The-AFC.com looks back at the path each of the four teams took to qualify.
Dubai: The attention of football fans from across Asia turns to Argentina where Uzbekistan, Iraq, Japan and Korea Republic prepare to represent the continent in the FIFA U20 World Cup 2023.
The global event previously known as the World Youth Championship has seen as many as 16 different AFC representatives over the course of its four decades of existence. the-AFC.com looks back at the history of Asian nations at the FIFA U20 World Cup.
Kuala Lumpur: With yet another gripping AFC Champions League™ season now behind us, the-AFC.com continues its quest to find out who you, the fans, pick as the Best XI from this year's continental competition.
Earlier in the week, we brought to you the nominees for the best goalkeeper from the 2022 edition of Asia’s premier club tournament, which was won by Japan’s Urawa Red Diamonds after they defeated Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal SFC, and now we present the candidates who could make up the back four of the Best XI.
Here are the 12 players who are in contention for a place in the backline. Review the candidates and don't forget to select your favourite defenders for the AFC Champions League 2022 all-star XI in the polls below.