The best Asian team at the FIFA World Cup announced!
Kuala Lumpur: Over the past four weeks, we've taken a trip down memory lane to recall some of the greatest performances seen by Asia's footballers at the FIFA World Cup.
With the aim of finding out the fans' all-time favourite team, the-AFC.com has presented a number of candidates who have all excelled at the World Cup over the years, contributing considerably to their respective countries' success at the global showpiece.
And after you have voted in your tens of thousands, Asia's Best XI at the FIFA World Cup can now be revealed, while an XI by OPTA, the official statistics provider for the AFC, is also included as a comparison.
Kuala Lumpur: Having revisited legends from Australia, Japan, Korea Republic, Saudi Arabia, Islamic Republic of Iran and the UAE, the latest part of the series looks at five players from Syria who have left a mark on the AFC Champions League.
While the last appearance of Syrian clubs in the AFC Champions League dates all the way back to 2008, players from the Eastern Mediterranean nation have continued to make an impact in the competition with clubs from across West Asia.
Krasnodar: Islamic Republic of Iran striker Sardar Azmoun was crowned a Russian Premier League champion for the second successive season, scoring twice as Zenit Saint Petersburg wrapped up a second consecutive title on Sunday.
The Team Melli hotshot was the Player of the Match on the day of Zenit’s coronation, netting the opening goal in the fifth minute, then adding a second shortly after half time as Sergey Semak’s side beat Krasnodar 4-2, extending their lead over second placed Lokomotiv Moscow to an insurmountable 13 points with four matches remaining.
Kuala Lumpur: It's hard to beat the feeling of snatching victory from the jaws of defeat at the very last, and this week's '5 of the Best' highlights some of the most dramatic climaxes ever seen in the AFC Cup.
From scenes in Singapore to joy in Jakarta and incredible climaxes in Guwahati, Hisor and Al Wakrah, our latest edition shines the spotlight on the magical moments that help make the beautiful game the most watched sport in the world.
Kuala Lumpur: After more than 200,000 votes, the fans' Best XI from the 2017 AFC Champions League has been decided with an exciting array of talent making the final line-up.
The 2017 AFC Champions League was full of thrills and spills with breathtaking matches and standout performers and now, after taking a trip down memory lane in recent weeks, we present the 'Dream Team' as voted by you, the fans.
Below are the 11 players who made the cut on the public polls on the-AFC.com, while an XI by OPTA, the official statistics provider for the AFC, is also included as a comparison.