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Asian Football Confederation Logo
October 20, 2016

Asian Football Confederation Logo

Australia’s Tim Cahill scores during the Socceroos’ Asian Cup quarter-final win over China in Brisbane. Photograph: Edgar Su/REUTERS Asian Cup winners last year and clear beneficiaries of cross-cultural exchange, Australia now celebrates 10 years in the Asian Football Confederation January marks one year since the 2015 Asian Cup, and — although it has passed…

Asian Soccer Player in Europe
June 18, 2014

Asian Soccer Player in Europe

In the second edition of this annual feature, we at Outside of the Boot aim to unearth the best performing footballers from each of the 5 primary Confederations. Rebranded as ‘The Best Series’, we champion football’s top individuals based on performances in the past calendar year. 22 // Iraq // Udinese Adnan has already made huge strides in his career. The young…

Asian Football Player of the Year
September 5, 2016

Asian Football Player of the Year

Omar Abdulrahman, left, received the AFC player of the year award. Attacking midfielder Omar Abdulrahman won the Asian Football Confederation player of the year award for helping Al Ain reach the final of the AFC Champions League and steering the United Arab Emirates into the last round of qualifying for the World Cup. This achievement is a national achievement,Abdulrahman…

Asian Football Players in Europe
June 29, 2017

Asian Football Players in Europe

United Arab Emirates complete their preparations ahead of their Asian Cup semi final with hosts Australia on Tuesday. When Asian players start to make names for themselves at home, the question is usually not far behind. It s almost a testament to their talent. At some points someone says: Yes, but are they good enough for the big European leagues? In the…

Best Asian Player
November 28, 2016

Best Asian Player

From Japan, South Korea and Australia, all the way to Iran, Iraq, and Uzbekistan, Asian players have moved to Europe to advance their football career. At Football Channel Asia , we start tracking performance rating of Asian footballers who currently play at top seven European leagues of England, Spain, Germany, Italy, France, Netherlands and Turkey. The following…