Kerr, Kubo, Al Dawsari and Wang: Asia’s Best at the Tokyo Olympics
Tokyo: Faster, higher and stronger; They were the Asian footballing stars who shone brightest at the Games of the 32nd Olympiad.
With four teams across the men’s and women’s competitions reaching the knockout stage and two going all the way to the medal rounds, there was plenty for Asia to shout out about during this year’s Olympic football feast,
After a year without major international competitions, Asia’s chase for Olympic gold produced ecstasy, heartbreak, classic contests and exceptional individual performances.
Whether it was Sam Kerr’s record-breaking exploits for Australia, the emergence of Takefusa Kubo as the next Japanese superstar, the valiant efforts of Salem Al Dawsari and Wang Shuang or the new faces who emerged alongside them, the continent’s leading lights came to play.
Join the-AFC.com as we highlight and celebrate several of the continent’s standout individuals from the Tokyo Olympics football tournaments, and invite you to vote for the best performer of all.
Vote for your best 2021 AFC Champions League Group Stage Team: Goalkeeper
Kuala Lumpur: After the conclusion of the 2021 AFC Champions League group stage in July, the-AFC.com looks back on some of the standout displays from those involved in order to find out the Best XI from the first round. We begin with the goalkeepers.
To select the candidates for each position, we have reflected on match data from the group stage to draw up a statistics-based approach to present the outstanding performers.
We kick things off with five standout goalkeepers for the all-important number one jersey. Review the nominees and then choose who you think should take the position as the last line of defence in this all-star XI in the poll below.
Kuala Lumpur: The Tokyo Olympics Men's and Women's Football tournaments drew to a close over the weekend, with Asia narrowly missing out on bronze medals in both competitions.
After a campaign that saw plenty of highs and lows for the Asian Football Confederation's representatives, including famous wins and impressive goalscoring feats, the-AFC.com looks back at what those involved had to say.
Kuala Lumpur: After the conclusion of the Tokyo Olympics Men's and Women's Football tournaments over the weekend, the-AFC.com shines the spotlight on some of the key statistics involving Asia's sides.
Seven teams representing five countries flew the Asian Football Confederation flag at the Games, with Australia's women and Japan's men reaching the semi-finals. We look back at some of the numbers that caught the eye.