Arbil coach Akram Salman and his Al Gharafa counterpart Marcos Paqueta were both critical of the pitch at the Prince Mohammed Stadium after seeing their teams play out a 1-1 draw in their Group D encounter in the AFC Champions League on Wednesday.
Kuruvchi coach Mirdjalol Kasimov felt that his side had missed out on a golden opportunity after they went down 1-0 to Saudi giants Al Ittihad on their AFC Champions League debut on Wednesday.
A place in the top 20, a gold medal at the 2002 Asian Games, and that unbeatable winning feeling â€” Uzbekistan’s Iroda Tulyaganova seemed to be on her way to achieving it all. Yet today, she is slugging it out in the little league, miles removed from the glory she had once made her own.
With the Asian Champions League kicking off this Wednesday, Goal.com Asia looks at the teams in Asia’s most prestigious tournament in Group D.
Despite just being a few short months since the 2007 FIFA Club World Cup, Asia’s top teams are in the midst of their final preparations for the 2008 AFC Champions League which begins on Wednesday.
Two years after being dumped out of the AFC Champions League by Al Qadisiya, Pakhtakor will be gunning for revenge when they face the Kuwaiti side in their opening Group D game on Wednesday.
Asia’s top club competition kicks off tomorrow in what is likely the last time in its current format.
Iraq and North Korea will not be able to field their teams in Uzbekistan’s 13th AFC U16 Championship 2008 as they fielded ineligible players in last year’s qualifiers at Dammam and Singapore respectively “After their disqualification, Saudi Arabia and Malaysia will replace Iraq and North Korea,” said Faisal Saleh Hayat, member of Asian Football Confederation on Monday.