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Asian Soccer Rankings
August 29, 2017

Asian Soccer Rankings

The Iran men’s national soccer team Iran men s national football team, domestically known as Team Melli, has kept its position as the best Asian squad in the latest edition of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) rankings, and stayed put in the world’s 28th spot. According to the latest monthly rankings released by the world’s soccer governing…

Asian Football Team Ranking
August 23, 2017

Asian Football Team Ranking

The latest Asian Football Confederation club competitions ranking offered the UAE significant satisfaction. Released last week, the Emirates topped the standings – one ahead of South Korea, then Qatar, then Saudi Arabia and Japan. Australia were sixth, Iran eighth. A slight change in criteria had benefitted the UAE, given the newest calculations, which back to…

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…