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No Days Off: How Asia’s stars are putting in the work from home


Friday, March 20, 2020
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Kuala Lumpur: With nearly all of the football world at a coronavirus-induced standstill, pro footballers are being forced to draw on their reserves of discipline – and, in some cases, creativity – to stay in shape.


Core training, improvised backyard circuits and the increasingly popular #StayAtHome juggling challenge are making sure the stars of the show will be ready to shine once more when football makes its eagerly awaited return.

Fill up your protein shaker and join the-AFC,com as we examine how, in ways we couldn’t have expected, football’s coming home.

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Johor Darul Ta’zim’s Brazilian duo of Diogo Luis Santo and Mauricio are proving to be exemplary professionals, practicing social distancing while maintaining peak physical condition.

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#JDT #WorkFromHome

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Meu lar,meu refugio. Que sigamos os protocolos recomendados🙏#fiquememcasa🙌🏻#EnviandoTodapositividade🌍#Vamosvenceressevirus🦠

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Diogo may have experience in Greece and Thailand, but the Swiss ball was his workout weapon of choice, while former Lazio man Mauricio ensured he will be ready to return to the AFC Champions League with a session on the treadmill.

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#stayathome #yomequedoencasa

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Ceres Negros forward Bienvenido Marañón is clearly eager to add to his AFC Cup record goal haul when the competition resumes, keeping busy with circuit training in his backyard, while Chicago Red Stars playmaker Yuki Nagasato showed her creativity extends beyond the football pitch.

Needs Little bit soaking up ☀️ in #QuarantineLife pic.twitter.com/dAEjAOebY7

— Yuki Nagasato | 永里 優季 (@Yuki_Ogimi) March 17, 2020

A Women’s World Cup winner in 2011, Nagasato has combined cardio, skills training and even dancing in a fitness regimen that is as entertaining as it is effective.

Here 🙋🏻‍♀️I’m not a liar 🤪 pic.twitter.com/r6q43Nh4Si

— Yuki Nagasato | 永里 優季 (@Yuki_Ogimi) March 16, 2020

Nagasato is one of many Japanese stars to have posted their exploits online in recent days, with Gaku Shibasaki, Ritsu Doan, Ko Itakura Takuma Asano and Koji Moyishi among several players to invite fans into their European homes via the JFA Instagram account.

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#乾貴士 選手(@takashi.08)から【全国のサッカー少年少女へ】 ・ 宿題第8弾!毎日、新しい技にチャレンジ! ・ 「サッカーはボールがあればどこでもできるし、ウマくなれる!」 ・ === 「#SportsAssistYou ~ #いまスポーツにできること ~」 #JFA は新型コロナウイルスの感染拡大を防ぐため自宅待機されている皆さまに、ひとりでも、室内でも取り組め、健康の維持、促進につながるコンテンツ配信を開始します。 賛同してくれた選手たちの動画を、順次公開していきます。 詳しくはこちら https://www.jfa.jp/grass_roots/sportsassistyou/ ・ JFA.jpでは個人でテクニックを身につけられるプログラム「#JFAチャレンジゲーム」(動画)を4月5日(日)まで無料公開しています。こちらもチャレンジしてみてください! === #daihyo #SAMURAIBLUE

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Another Samurai Blue star to participate is Mallorca wonderkid Takefusa Kubo, who showed off his skills by nonchalantly juggling a roll of toilet paper as part of the ever-growing #StayAtHomeChallenge.

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#久保建英 選手(@takefusa.kubo)の #リフティングチャレンジ ・ ボールが使えないときは安全なものを使ってボールフィーリングを高め、久保選手のように正確なボールタッチの技術を身に付けよう! ・ === 「#SportsAssistYou ~ #いまスポーツにできること ~」 #JFA は新型コロナウイルスの感染拡大を防ぐため自宅待機されている皆さまに、ひとりでも、室内でも取り組め、健康の維持、促進につながるコンテンツ配信を開始します。 賛同してくれた選手たちの動画を、順次公開していきます。 詳しくはこちら https://www.jfa.jp/grass_roots/sportsassistyou/ ・ JFA.jpでは個人でテクニックを身につけられるプログラム「#JFAチャレンジゲーム」(動画)を4月5日(日)まで無料公開しています。こちらもチャレンジしてみてください! === #daihyo #SAMURAIBLUE #U23日本代表

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Team Melli and Brighton star Alireza Jahanbakhsh also took part (with a ball), before passing the baton to Al Sailiya’s Karim Ansarifard, while fellow Iranian international Morteza Pouraliganji pulled off the domestic equivalent of a cross that sails into the back of the net with his camera crushing effort.

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من هم این چالش پیج @433 رو قبول میکنم، لطفا تو خونه هاتون بمونید و از بودن کنار خانواده لذت ببرید،دستاتون رو خوب بشورید و تمیز نگه دارید تا به امید خدا از شر این بیماری و ویروس خطرناک راحت بشیم،مراقب خودتون و عزیزاتون باشید❤️ شما هم این چالش رو تو خونه انجام بدید،من رو تو استوری اینستاگرامتون تگ کنید و برای من ارسال کنید که تکنیک شما رو هم تو صفحه ی خودم بذارم و لذت ببریم😍 #stayathomechallenge Challenge Accepted @433 #StayHome Make sure you wash your hands and keep it safe🙌🏼❤️ I nominate @kariiiiim10 @mohamad_reza_jb and @steven_alzate98 Goodluck lads👀. I’ve used Hand Sanitiser btw😜

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toilet paper for sale 🧻 Brand new. Good conditions. Never used. دستمال برای فروش🧻 کاملا جدید. شرایط خوب. استفاده نشده. بعضی ها ماشالله تا صبح دستمال خریدند😂 ‌پرتقال هم جایزه افراد خاص..🍊 #challenge #corona #stayhome #iran #qatar #workoutmotivation

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Australian West Ham Women’s youngster Jacynta Galabadaarachchi also took part, paying freestyle homage to her career trajectory by pulling off an ‘around the world’, while Adelaide United’s on-the-mend striker Al Hassan Toure followed suit.

Al Hassan Toure getting in on the #StayAtHomeChallenge 🧻⚽ pic.twitter.com/3GbKHnbkwE

— Adelaide United (@AdelaideUnited) March 19, 2020
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Эстафету #StayAtHomeChallenge принимает игрок главной команды страны @eden.1986 ⚽️🇰🇬

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But, despite no shortage of contenders, the arguable clubhouse leader of the challenge is Kyrgyz Republic and Abahani Limited Dhaka midfielder Edgar Bernhardt, who produced a masterful display of control to the sounds of John Legend.

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