Vote for your best Asian team at the FIFA World Cup: Midfielders
Kuala Lumpur: As the-AFC.com continues its quest to find out who you, the fans, regard as the finest Asian players to have starred at the FIFA World Cup by compiling an all-time Best XI, we turn our attention to the midfield positions.
Asian Classics: Park Hang-seo relives Korea Republic’s 2002 FIFA World Cup feat
Hanoi: Park Hang-seo’s achievements as the head coach of Vietnam have captured the imagination of the continent’s football fans and it has slipped the minds of many that he was part of the Korea Republic coaching staff in the 2002 FIFA World Cup.
The first FIFA World Cup to be held in Asia and also the first to be co-hosted - with Korea Republic and Japan sharing the responsibility - it was a tournament that showcased the very best of Asian football.
Kuala Lumpur: As the-AFC.com continues to look back on the best performers from recent AFC Champions League campaigns, there is another star-studded cast on offer this week as we ask you, the fans, to name your best midfielders from the 2017 tournament.
Asian Classics: IR Iran vs USA (1998 FIFA World Cup)
Kuala Lumpur: From the moment the draw for the 1998 FIFA World Cup Finals was made, the world waited with baited breath for the historic meeting between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the United States of America.
the-AFC.com looks back at a match that captured global attention and ended with a first-ever Iranian World Cup win.
Magical Moments: Almoez Ali vs Japan (AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019)
Kuala Lumpur: The AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 proved to be yet another seminal moment in the young career of Qatar striker Almoez Ali.
Having arrived in the United Arab Emirates with an already burgeoning reputation, the livewire forward went on to find the net a record nine times – the last of which was a particularly magical moment in the final – and be named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player.
That accolade, along with the award for finishing as top goalscorer, was roundly applauded, a nod to Ali’s prowess following a campaign which saw him shine brightly yet again for Felix Sanchez’s charges as they claimed Qatar’s first-ever AFC Asian Cup crown.
Expert’s View: Asia’s Greatest Russian Premier League Players
Kuala Lumpur: After a month of discussion, and more than 200,000 votes from fans across the continent and beyond, our series of ‘Greatest Players’ polls concludes this week with a look at the contribution of Asian footballers to the Russian Premier League.
Helping us analyse our star-studded shortlist is Denis Romantsov, a football journalist for the Russian Premier League’s major broadcaster, Match TV.