Kuala Lumpur: The FIFA World Cup returns to Asia for the second time in a month's time as Qatar welcomes the world in the exceptional November-December edition in which they are set to become the 13th different team to represent the continent in the global football showpiece.
With just under 30 days to go to the hotly-anticipated opening game between Qatar and Ecuador at Al Bayt Stadium, the-AFC.com goes on a journey down memory lane to remember some of the most memorable moments for Asian football at the FIFA World Cup.
This is just the beginning, says Al Seeb’s Rasheed Jabar
Kuala Lumpur: Al Seeb Club opened a new chapter in Omani football history after becoming the first club from the West Asian country to lift the AFC Cup™ trophy, and head coach Rasheed Jabar is confident Saturday’s triumph heralds the start of more success for the club.
Three players found the back of the net to secure Al Seeb a 3-0 win over Kuala Lumpur City FC in the final at the National Stadium Bukit Jalil, a result which the Omani side richly deserved.
Hodak: Lack of cutting edge cost Kuala Lumpur City
Kuala Lumpur: There was no fairy tale ending for Kuala Lumpur City FC following their 3-0 defeat to Al Seeb Club of Oman in the AFC Cup™ 2022 Final at the National Stadium Bukit Jalil on Saturday.
The visitors led from start to finish with Ali Al Busaidi and Abdulaziz Al Muqbali providing a two-goal cushion going into the break before Muhsen Al Ghassani scored the third as Al Seeb became the first side from Oman to win the AFC Cup.
Shaikh Salman praises Al Seeb Club on historic AFC Cup™ victory
Kuala Lumpur: Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa has congratulated Al Seeb Club after the Omani side defeated Kuala Lumpur City FC 3-0 to clinch their maiden AFC Cup™ crown at the Bukit Jalil Stadium on Saturday.
In a captivating battle between two first-time finalists, first half goals from Ali Al Busaidi and Abdulaziz Al Maqbali put Al Seeb in control at the interval and a third from Muhsen Al Ghassani ensured the trophy remained in West Asia for the 16th time in the competition’s 18 editions.
Kuala Lumpur: Viettel FC forward Pedro Paulo won the AFC Cup™ 2022 Top Scorer award on Saturday.
Paulo scored five goals and had one assist for Viettel, with the Vietnamese club seeing their AFC Cup 2022 campaign come to an end when they lost 6-5 to Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur City in the ASEAN Zonal Semi-finals.
Asia's best learn Australia & New Zealand 2023 opponents
Auckland: The road to FIFA Women's World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 glory for Asia's representatives was decided following the conclusion of the draw in Auckland on Saturday.
Co-hosts Australia, China PR, Japan, Korea Republic, Philippines and Vietnam - with Chinese Taipei and Thailand possibly joining them in the Finals - will have to navigate a tough group stage of the first FIFA Women's World Cup to be held in the Southern Hemisphere if they are to challenge for the title.