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Rise of the underdogs in Asian and African tournaments

Rise of the underdogs in Asian and African tournaments

If the '2023' editions of the Africa Cup of Nations and Asian Cup demonstrate anything, it is that the parity in these tournaments stands out among international competitions. Each continent has relative powerhouses. Japan has been dominant in Asia, and South Korea always poses a threat. Egypt and Cameroon have more AFCON titles than any […]

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/ 131 days ago

Rise of the underdogs in Asian and African tournaments

If the '2023' editions of the Africa Cup of Nations and Asian Cup demonstrate anything, it is that the parity in these tournaments stands out among international competitions. Each continent has relative powerhouses. Japan has been dominant in Asia, and South Korea always poses a threat. Egypt and Cameroon have more AFCON titles than any […]

AFC

/ 137 days ago

Competitive 2023 AFC Asian Cup bringing joy amid the chaos

While Japan still tops the bookmaker’s list as favorites to lift the 2023 AFC Asian Cup trophy, this tournament has shown that the gap that has historically existed between the likes of Japan, South Korea, Australia and the rest of the Confederation, no longer exists. The vast majority of matches have been extremely competitive. The […]

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/ 164 days ago

Asian Cup games to be streamed to viewers in the United States

All of the games from the Asian Cup, the continental competition for teams from the Asian Football Confederation, are fully available to viewers in the United States. The likes of Japan, South Korea, Qatar, and Australia are vying for the title. Qatar enters as the defending champion after reaching its first success in 2019. For […]

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/ 197 days ago

Saudi Arabia to host reformatted AFC Champions League finals

Saudi Arabia have received the honor of hosting the final stage of the AFC Champions League Elite (ACLE) tournament. This adds to their roster of soccer events. This is at the forefront of the transformation taking place in Asian soccer, which is seeing a number of developments. A growing number of contests are choosing Saudi […]

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/ 263 days ago

Iraq national team TV schedule

Our Iraq National Football Team TV schedule lays out where you can find matches for Usood al-Rafidayn. Iraq is one of nine nations to have won the AFC Asian Cup (one of eight current nations, as Israel shifted to UEFA in the 1970s). While this achievement in 2007 (a triumph that earned them a spot […]

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/ 263 days ago

Iraq national team TV schedule

Our Iraq National Football Team TV schedule lays out where you can find matches for Usood al-Rafidayn. Iraq is one of nine nations to have won the AFC Asian Cup (one of eight current nations, as Israel shifted to UEFA in the 1970s). While this achievement in 2007 (a triumph that earned them a spot […]

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/ 461 days ago

Russia could play in Asian tournament this summer

Russia's national soccer team looks set to play meaningful games once again this summer in an Asian tournament. Since February 2022, FIFA banned the nation from official competition under the FIFA umbrella. However, now it seems as if Russia will be playing in an Asian tournament in June. The Central Asian Football Association Championships launch […]

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/ 534 days ago

Asian Football Confederation to overhaul AFC club competitions

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has announced a revamping of its club competitions. This takes effect starting in the 2024/25 campaign. The current two-competition structure with the AFC Champions League and AFC Cup will be transformed into a three-tier system. The number of teams participating in the three competitions, 76, does not change. Yet, the […]

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/ 536 days ago

Russia soccer contemplates leaving UEFA to join AFC

Russia is considering a switch away from UEFA in order to join the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). The Russian Football Union (RFU) has already supposedly scheduled a meeting to discuss the potential move. Sources at ESPN claim that the summit will take place on Friday. The Russia national soccer team, as well as all clubs […]

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/ 562 days ago

Concacaf was weakest confederation in World Cup Group Stage

The group stage said many things about each confederation under the FIFA umbrella. Some saw embarrassment as only one team from the area advanced. Others set records for the quantity of teams to reach the round of 16. The 2022 World Cup group stage was wild. Within minutes a pair of teams was safe to […]

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/ 741 days ago

Australia happy to reach World Cup finals 'the hard way'

Doha (AFP) – Coach Graham Arnold is counting on "Aussie mental strength" to see his side to victory over the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday and through to another playoff battle for a place in the World Cup finals. Arnold said that Australia seem to like qualifying the "hard way" but insisted that they are […]
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