Manila: Scoring a first-ever national team goal is usually a memorable moment, one to savour and cherish for life. For Philippines' young striker Alisha del Campo, however, there were mixed emotions when she entered the field en route to breaking her international duck.
The moment was the 2018 AFC Women's Asian Cup Qualifiers when the Malditas faced Jordan in April 2017 in the group's top-of-the-standing match. With the qualifying mission already complete, both teams could test new faces in the closing fixture.
The Jordanians were five goals up going into stoppage-time when Del Campo, who made her international debut in a 4-0 defeat of United Arab Emirates in an earlier group match, was sent on.
Kuala Lumpur: In what became known as ‘The Miracle of Miami’, 24 years ago on July 21 Japan’s hopefuls overcame the might of Brazil to chalk up a historic result at their first appearance at the Olympic Games in more than a generation.
the-AFC.com looks back to the football tournament at the 1996 Olympic Games and Japan’s remarkable victory over the then world champions.
Kuala Lumpur: With the 2020 AFC Champions League on hiatus until September, the-AFC.com continues its series of articles to determine your best sides from the last four editions of the Continental competition.
Last week we presented the candidates for the 2018 edition's best goalkeeper, and now it's time to turn our attention to defenders.
So, here are the 14 players in contention for the four places in the backline. Review the nominees and then choose your favourite defenders for this all-star XI in the respective polls.
Kuala Lumpur: It's more goals galore from the AFC Cup and this week the-AFC.com turns its focus to a handful of quick-witted touches that have bamboozled opposition defences and goalkeepers.
From a delightful tournament-winning strike in Qarshi to impudent efforts in Al-Ram, Arbil, Dhaka and Cibinong, our latest edition of the '5 of the Best' really does cover the length and breadth of the Continent. So enjoy the selection and don't forget to vote for your favourite in the poll below!