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: Urawa Red Diamonds were crowned champions of Asia for the third time earlier this month as they defeated Al Hilal SFC 2-1 on aggregate in the final to bring the curtains down on yet another engrossing edition of the AFC Champions League™.
After Japan's Urawa dethroned Saudi Arabian outfit Al Hilal to add to their 2007 and 2017 triumphs and become the second most successful club on the continent alongside Pohang Steelers, the-AFC.com looks back on some of the standout performers from the competition to find out the Best XI from the 2022 edition.
As always, we begin with the goalkeepers who are the last line of defence for their sides and ask you, the fans, to review our five nominees before casting your vote for the top performer at Asia’s premier club competition.
Europe Wrap: Kerr lifts FA Cup; Jahanbakhsh secures Eredivisie
Kuala Lumpur: Australia striker Sam Kerr scored for the third consecutive time in the Women’s FA Cup final to deliver Chelsea their third successive title in the competition as they defeated Manchester United 1-0 in front of a world record crowd for a women's domestic game in England on Sunday.
Islamic Republic of Iran forward Alireza Jahanbakhsh helped Feyenoord to a 3-0 win over Go Ahead Eagles which secured a first Eredivisie title in five years for the Rotterdam side in the Netherlands while his international teammates Ehsan Hajsafi and Milad Mohammadi lifted the Super League title with AEK Athens in Greece.
Matildas full-back Ellie Carpenter won her second league title in France with Lyon, Japan winger Takefusa Kubo put on an impactful display for Real Sociedad in Spain and Team Melli striker Mehdi Taremi was on target in Portugal, so join the-AFC.com as we look back at yet another standout week for the Asian stars in Europe.
Asian Qualifiers Round 2: Women’s Olympic contenders set to discover rivals
Kuala Lumpur: The stage is set for the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Paris 2024 Asian Qualifiers Round 2 official draw ceremony, which will take place at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on May 18, 2023 at 11am local time.
The field has been whittled down to 12 teams, comprising the seven group winners from Round 1 of qualifying and the five highest-seeded teams, who received automatic byes into Round 2.