FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 host to be selected on June 25
Zurich: June 25 looms as decision day in the race to host the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023, with two AFC Member Associations among the final four candidates.
Australia – which is part of a joint bid with New Zealand – and Japan, are Asia’s bidding nations, with Brazil and Colombia also vying to organise the women’s football extravaganza.
The FIFA Council will select the successful host nation(s) in an online meeting, after the COVID-19 pandemic caused a previously scheduled assembly planned for Addis Ababa in early June to be cancelled.
Kuala Lumpur: Germany’s Bundesliga returns to action on Saturday, but the competition isn’t limited to the pitch, with fans throughout Asia casting their votes in the-AFC.com’s poll aimed at determining the continent’s best ever player.
With 10 shortlisted stars to choose from, we enlisted the expert opinion of Rhysh Roshan Rai, a former professional with AFC Champions League experience, and a long-term fixture of Fox Sports Asia’s Bundesliga coverage.
So, just who is Asia’s greatest Bundesliga player? Even after watching and analysing countless matches, It’s no easy decision, according to Rai.
Kuala Lumpur: For more than 40 years, Asian players have starred in Germany’s Bundesliga. From pioneers like Okudera and Cha to modern-day icons like Mahdavikia and Kagawa, some of Asia’s greatest footballing names have been made not only in national team colours, but also in packed stadiums from Bremen to Bavaria.
But who was the greatest of them all?
As Germany says ‘willkommen zurück’ to its top football competition, join the-AFC.com in helping to choose, from the following 10 nominees, Asia’s greatest Bundesliga player.
Kuala Lumpur: From Omani minnows Al Mudhaibi to English FA Cup winner with Wigan Athletic, Ali Al Habsi's unorthodox path towards becoming Oman's finest player of all-time has earned him a place on the-AFC.com's Asian Icons list.
Ali Al Habsi once harboured modest dreams of being able to watch top class football on TV. Now, at the age of 38 and having retired from international football earlier this year, the Omani legend can reflect back on an illustrious career that took him to Norway, England and Saudi Arabia.