Asian Football Confederation to overhaul AFC club competitions
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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 […]

AFC

/ 31 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 […]

Asia

/ 214 days ago

With royal backing and a Snoop Dogg rap, Malaysia minnows challenge best in Asia

Johor Bahru (Malaysia) (AFP) – A wealthy prince and some astute promotion involving US rapper Snoop Dogg have helped turn Malaysia's Johor Darul Ta'zim from footballing minnows into one of Asia's top clubs. The club, commonly known as JDT, has its roots in the former Johor FC and other clubs in the southern state, who […]
ByAFP

Asia

/ 440 days ago

China hold Australia but face uphill task to reach World Cup

Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) (AFP) – China are on the brink of suffering more World Cup heartache despite clinching an impressive 1-1 draw with Australia on Tuesday in qualifying for next year's football showpiece in Qatar. A 38th-minute strike by Mitchell Duke appeared to have condemned the global Olympic and economic powerhouse to their fourth […]
ByAFP

Algeria

/ 514 days ago

Eight-goal Algeria equal African World Cup winning margin record

Johannesburg (AFP) – Algeria trounced Djibouti 8-0 on Thursday to match the African World Cup winning margin record for a qualifier set by the Democratic Republic of Congo and equalled by Libya. The Congolese trounced Djibouti 9-1 in Kinshasa in 2002 qualifying and Libya overwhelmed Sao Tome e Principe 8-0 in Tripoli in an eliminator […]
ByAFP

Asia

/ 515 days ago

Iraq hold South Korea to goalless draw in World Cup qualifier

Seoul (AFP) – Iraq held South Korea to a 0-0 draw in Seoul on Thursday in the opening game of the final World Cup qualifying round. The home team dominated proceedings and came close to breaking the deadlock, but Dick Advocaat's side defended stoutly. South Korea's best chance came after a first-half corner, when the […]
ByAFP

Asia

/ 518 days ago

Coverage of Asian World Cup qualifiers begin across Paramount+

Paramount+ today announced coverage details for the start of Asian Football Confederation (AFC) competitions in September, including the AFC Asian Qualifiers – Road to Qatar Final Round and AFC Champions League. AFC World Cup Qualifying Final Round action begins on Thursday, Sept. 2 with every match on Paramount+. Asia’s top 12 nations will compete in […]