Tokyo Olympics – Preview: Japan out to maintain momentum against impressive Mexico
Saitama: Takehiro Tomiyasu remains a doubt for Japan as Hajime Moriyasu’s side look to build on their opening day win over South Africa when they take on Mexico in their second Group A clash at the Tokyo Olympic Games Men's Football tournament on Sunday.
Sylvain Rypoll’s side handed France a 4-1 thrashing in their opener to take the early lead in the Group A standings, with Japan in second on goal difference.
Tokyo Olympics – Preview: Saudi Arabia relishing Germany challenge
Yokohama: Saudi Arabia will be eager to bounce back from their 2-1 defeat at the hands of Côte d'Ivoire on the opening day of their Tokyo Olympics Men's Football tournament campaign as the Green Falcons take on Germany on Sunday.
Veteran Salem Al Dawsari was the side’s top performer as Saudi Arabia fought hard but came up just short with the Al Hilal winger cancelling out Abdulelah Al Amri’s own goal and hitting the woodwork late on after AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie had put the Ivorians ahead midway through the second half.
Tokyo Olympics – Preview: Korea Republic look to bounce back against Romania
Kashima: Korea Republic will be desperate for a response after their disappointing opening-day defeat to New Zealand when they take on Romania in Group B of the Tokyo Olympics Men's Football tournament on Sunday.
The Taeguk Warriors dominated proceedings when they got their campaign underway on Thursday but were made to pay for missed opportunities when, with 20 minutes remaining, Chris Wood netted against the run of play for the Olywhites to secure his country's first-ever win at the Games.
Tokyo Olympics – Preview: Tilio eager to continue Australia’s run against Spain
Sapporo: In-form Australia are determined not to rest on their laurels after a dashing first-up win, with youngster Marco Tilio declaring the team are chasing the gold medal ahead of their second Tokyo Olympics Men's Football tournament group stage match, against Spain on Sunday.
Tilio emerged from the bench to score a sensational long-range goal against Argentina in Australia’s 2-0 victory on Thursday, putting the icing on the cake after Lachlan Wales’ early strike had put the wheels in motion for the upset of the tournament.
It was a win which was roundly celebrated in football circles and beyond in Australian society, but the Olyroos’ must now turn their attention to a Spanish side eager to improve on a goalless draw against Egypt in their tournament bow.
2021 AFC Champions League Group Stage – 5 of the Best: Free-Kicks
Kuala Lumpur: The-AFC.com's '5 of the Best' series kicked off last week with some of the best goals from the 2021 AFC Champions League group stage, and this entry will not disappoint as we look back at some delightful dead-ball deliveries.
After opening with the finest long-range screamers this week's selection sees stunning set-piece specials from some of the biggest names of the continental game including Cazorla, Olunga and Hartmann so review the nominees and vote for your favourite in the poll below!
Qatar confident of continuing Gold Cup adventure despite El Salvador hurdle
Phoenix: Felix Sanchez will be counting on his forwards to take Qatar past El Salvador and into the 2021 Gold Cup semi-finals when the two team clash at the last eight stage at the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona on Saturday.
Qatar, playing on an invitational basis, have been firing on all cyclinders in the tournament with the reigning AFC Asian Cup champions the highest scoring team in the group stage with nine goals which sealed them top spot in Group D on seven points.
The winners will advance to a semi-final showdown against either the United States or Jamaica.