Teams ranked and allocated for Tokyo 2020 Olympic football draws
Zurich: The 28 teams that have qualified for the Olympic football tournaments will discover their first opponents in the draw, to be held on Wednesday at the Home of FIFA in Zurich.
Hosts Japan will take the lead spot in Group A (men’s) and Group E (women’s), with the men's teams allocated into four pots based on a ranking built according to performances at the past five Olympic football tournaments. The ranking is weighted so that recent performances play a more prominent role, and a bonus is given to those nations who finished their qualifying competition as continental champions.
Vote for your Best Goal of 2021 AFC Champions League Matchday One (West)
Kuala Lumpur: With the kick off of the 2021 AFC Champions League, The-AFC.com has announced the nominees for this week's Best Goal of Matchday 1 (West)
Long range screamers, terrifc team moves and captain's leading by example, the opening Matchday of the 2021 AFC Champions League has plenty of goals to savour for fans of the Continent's premier club competition.
We've selected five of the best for you to choose your favourite in the poll at the foot of the article.
Preview - Group B: Sharjah focused on continuing positive AFC Champions League form against Tractor
Sharjah: Group B hosts Sharjah will be looking to extend their lead at the top of the group when they face Islamic Republic of Iran’s Tractor FC in Matchday Two of the 2021 AFC Champions League on Saturday.
Sharjah got their campaign underway with a 1-0 win over Iraq’s Air Force Club on Wednesday. Khalid Bawazir swept home Caio’s cross midway through the second half to give the Emiratis their first three points.
Preview - Group D: Foolad, Al Wehdat on AFC Champions League victory mission
Riyadh: Islamic Republic of Iran’s Foolad Khouzestan FC will be hoping to make better use of their opportunities when they go up against Al Wehdat of Jordan on Matchday Two of the 2021 AFC Champions League Group D on Saturday.
Both teams, who have a single point to their name after the end of Matchday One action, will target a win when they clash at the King Fahd International Stadium.
Preview - Group B: Air Force Club, Pakhtakor eager to get AFC Champions League campaign back on track
Sharjah: Group B of the 2021 AFC Champions League resumes on Saturday with Uzbekistan’s Pakhtakor facing Iraq’s Air Force Club at Sharjah Stadium as both sides look to get their first win of the campaign.
Pakhtakor had come from two goals down against Tractor FC on Wednesday, leading 3-2 with five minutes to go only to be clawed back by a late Mohammad Abbaszadeh penalty and settle for a point.