Australia U23s set for Sydney FC, Macarthur FC friendlies
Sydney: Australia's U23 side will kick off preparations for the Tokyo Olympics with two friendles this month, Football Federation Australia has announced.
Graham Arnold’s Olyroos will play Sydney FC on November 12 and then will take on the A-League’s newest club, Macarthur FC five days later, with both matches to be played at the Jubilee Stadium in Kogarah.
After a frustrating year of camp, match and tournament postponements due to the national and international effects of COVID-19, Arnold said he is looking forward to assembling an Australia U23 selection as the road to the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games continues.
Bracket Challenge – RO16: Mehtab Hossein (East Bengal) v Sony Norde (Mohun Bagan)
Kuala Lumpur: For the first time since the AFC Cup Bracket Challenge kicked off more than three weeks ago, the competition features a same country match-up that is sure to stir up passion among the fans.
Not only do we have an all-India clash but today's contest pits Kolkata rivals East Bengal against Mohun Bagan as Mehtab Hossein's delightful effort from 2013 takes on Sony Norde's stunning free-kick from 2016.
Bracket Challenge – RO16: Nguyen Quang Hai (Hanoi FC) v Manuchehr Dzhalilov (FC Istiklol)
Kuala Lumpur: The AFC Cup Bracket Challenge has witnessed some superlative strikes from the past 10 years and we return with two more gems as the contest moves deeper into the Round of 16.
The latest pairing sees ASEAN take on Central Asia as a Nguyen Quang Hai special for Hanoi FC in 2019 goes head to head with a powerful effort from distance from FC Istiklol's Manuchehr Dzhalilov from two years earlier.
Vote for your best AFC Champions League 2020 (West) Team: Midfielders
Kuala Lumpur: As football lovers across Asia look forward to the resumption of the 2020 AFC Champions League (East), the-AFC.com continues its quest to find out who the fans consider the Best XI from the West Asia stage.
Over the past two weeks we have seen the goalkeeper and the back four in front of him decided, so now it's time to turn our attention to the midfield and find out who you consider the top trio.
So, here are the 10 players in contention for three places in the centre of the park. Review the candidates and then select your favourite for this all-star XI in the poll below.
Tehran: As the 2020-21 Iran Pro League season gets underway over the weekend, the-AFC.com looks at Islamic Republic of Iran’s most supported football clubs in the latest part of this series.
With a population of over 80 million, Iran is West Asia’s most populous nation and home to arguably the region’s most passionate football fans. Tehran’s Azadi Stadium boasts the record for highest attendance in AFC Asian Cup history, as 100,000 fans watched Team Melli beat Kuwait 1-0 in the 1976 final.
Surveying the club scene in the country and taking into consideration factors such as historical success and fan base, we have selected five teams as IR Iran’s most popular. It is now up to you to review the nominees and vote for your favourite Iranian club.
Vote for your AFC International Player of the Week
Kuala Lumpur: With club football in full swing in most corners of the globe, Asian players continue to leave their mark.
Representing six AFC nations, and plying their trade in eight different countries, our contenders have all delivered stand-out performances, but who deserves the title of AFC International Player of the Week?
Here are our nominees from October 28 to November 3