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Top most famous players of Asian football (Part 1)

Football in Asia, although their football background is not as developed as European or South American football. Asian players have world-class qualities. 

Here are the most famous players from Asia.

1. Park Ji-sung

He is a former Korean professional football player who used to be a midfielder, and is currently the club ambassador for Manchester United.

Born in Goheung, Jeollanam-do, Park is the most successful Asian footballer in history, having won 19 titles in his career. He was the first Asian footballer to win the UEFA Champions League, to participate in the UEFA Champions League final, as well as the first Asian to win the FIFA Club World Cup. Park can be played anywhere in midfield and is noted for his exceptional fitness, discipline, work ethic, and off-ball movement. 

Park’s talent was received by Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson and he signed Park for a fee of around £ 4 million in July 2005. During his time at United, Park won the Premier League four times and also won. the UEFA Champions League 2007– 2008 and the 2008 FIFA Club World Cup. He moved to Queens Park Rangers in July 2012 after reducing his appearances for Manchester United last season. However, a season of injury disruption with QPR, combined with the club’s relegation, led to Park rejoining PSV on loan for the 2013-14 season.

As a member of the Korean national team, Park won 100 points and scored 13 goals. He was a member of the team that finished fourth at the 2002 World Cup. He also represented his country at the 2006 World Cup and was the captain at the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Park scored in three consecutive leagues (Korea first and only second Asian player to do so) and is currently South Korea’s top scorer at the World Cup final with three goals , along with Ahn Jung-hwan and Son Heung-Min.

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3. Shunsuke Nakamura

Famous for the colors of Reggina, Italy, but the peak of Nakamura’s career was in Scotland – where he played for Celtic in four seasons, won three national championships and contributed 34 goals in 166 appearances.

Possessing a “magical” left leg and a sorrowful penalty kick, Nakamura was once dubbed the “Beckham of Japan”.

He owns a massive career with a total of 716 appearances in five different club colors. Nakamura also had 98 caps for the national team, scoring 24 goals.

4. Hidetoshi Nakata

Adding another name becomes the pride in the history of Japanese football in particular and Asia in general. The name of the legend born in 1977 is associated with the golden age of Serie A – where he used to wear five clubs, winning noble titles such as Serie A (Roma, 2001) and Coppa Italia (2002).

Before that, he was the owner of two Asian Golden Ball titles in 1997 and 1998.

Nakata is also a rare player in Asia in the Top 100 FIFA best players. In addition, he has 77 caps for the Japanese national team, attending three World Cups.

5. Cha Bum Kun

Cha Bum Kun is the first player in Korean football history to go abroad to play football, and stick to his entire career in the Bundesliga.

In 1978, he moved to Darmstadt Club. But it was not until he joined Eintracht Frankfurt a year later that his talent broke.

In the four seasons played here, this legendary striker is an irreplaceable pillar, playing 156 games and scoring up to 58 goals. Together with Frankfurt, Cha Bum Kun won a UEFA Cup championship (1980) and a German National Cup (1981).

In 1983, Cha Bum Kun joined Bayer Leverkusen. There, he won another UEFA Cup in 1988. In the national colors, he played 135 games, contributing 58 goals.

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Top 5 Asian stars that make Son Heung-min look up (Part 1)

It is too early to say Son is the best Asian player of all time. Let’s take a look at the Asian superstars who roamed the world grass fields.

Son Heung-min is the most prominent Asian football player in the world. The Korean striker possesses stature and skills that are superior to colleagues from the world’s most populous continent.

However, the 26-year-old striker will still have a lot of effort if he wants to match the Asian legends that have been the storm in football history.

1. Shinji Kagawa

Borussia Dortmund lost only € 350,000 to recruit Kagawa from Japan’s Cerezo Osaka Club in 2010. He immediately shone and made a major contribution to helping the Ruhr team win two Bundesliga titles (2011, 2012), along with It was a German National Cup (2012).

Dazzling form helped Kagawa open the door to Manchester United in the summer of 2012. Here, although not as successful as expected, he still left a mark with six goals, including a hat-trick.

In the Japanese national shirt, Kagawa played a total of 95 matches, scored 31 goals and won the Asian Cup in 2011.

2. Park Ji-sung

Many experts and prestigious newspapers in the world think that Park Ji Sung is the best Asian player in the history of world football because of what he has done in Manchester United.

Despite playing at the same time with the world’s top superstars, under the guidance of Sir Alex Ferguson, the Korean midfielder still became an important factor in the Golden Age’s golden age.

At Old Trafford, Park Ji Sung has 205 appearances, contributing 27 goals. He is the only Asian player in history to ever lift the Champions League in 2008.

In addition, “Three-lungs” also owns four Premier League titles, three League Cups and one FIFA Club World Cup.

In the Korean national colors, he played even 100 matches, scored 13 goals and had reached the semi-finals of the 2002 World Cup.

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Jurgen Klopp’s top 7 best signings ever

Jurgen Klopp has made a name for himself in Dortmund and Liverpool, he has many players who were successfully bought.

Alisson Becker

Signed by: AS Roma ((£67 million)

After Loris Karius made two errors in the Champions League final in 2018, Klopp quickly brought Alisson from Roma and Liverpool never regretted it. The Brazilian was the key to last season’s success in Europe and keeping an incredible 20 clean sheets in the Premier League to earn him the Golden Glove award, being the first Liverpool player since Pepe Reina , he is also the number one goalkeeper in Brazil who has just been crowned Copa America after 12 years of waiting in the summer in his home country.

Mats Hummels

Signed from: Bayern Munich (£4 million)

Hummels and Klopp won two Bundesliga titles together before the center-back returned to Bayern Munich, where he won the Bundesliga 2 again. The center-back made an unexpected comeback with Dortmund this summer and hopes to recreate his previous form after being dropped from the German squad.

Virgil Van Dijk

Signed from: Southampton (£75 million)

When Liverpool failed to sign Van Dijk in the summer of 2017, Klopp accepted no replacement and waited a few months to get the person he liked most. The rest is history. Van Dijk is now the world’s leading center-back and a central part of the club’s progress under Klopp, who has just won the European Footballer of the Year award.

Ilkay Gundogan

Signed by: Nurnberg (£5 million)

One of the most important members of Dortmund’s 2011/12 Bundesliga squad, Ilkay Gundogan soon attracted Pep Guardiola’s interest in Manchester City. But it is thought that Klopp has developed this midfielder into the excellent Premier League champion we see today.

Mohamed Salah

Signed by: AS Roma (£36.9 million)

Even Klopp acknowledged that he did not expect Salah to be as good as when he was at Liverpool. The Egyptian striker came to Anfield as a winger with a good scoring record and became one of the best guns, scoring 44 goals in his first season in England.

Robert Lewandowski

Signed by: Lech Poznan (£4 million)

Klopp’s ability to turn his scoring potential into crazy numbers begins with Lewandowski, who scored 36 goals in the 2012/13 season, including 4 in the first leg against Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final. Unfortunately for Dortmund, Bayern successfully bought Lewandowski and the Polish captain kept on scoring goals.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Signed by: St Etienne (£12 million)

Aubameyang soon replaced Lewandowski when Klopp turned another pitiful attacking superstar into an outstanding striker. Arsenal are currently benefiting from the striker, who joined Mane and Salah with 22 Premier League goals last season, sharing the Golden Boot.

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Which team is going to take part in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics?

Australia has excelled in overtaking its rivals on Uzbekistan, winning the last ticket of the Asian region to participate in this summer’s Olympics.

Unfortunately for Uzbekistan U23 – the champion of 2018 after defeating the teachers and coach Park Hang-seo, when breathless at a critical time. The idea that the Central Asian team knocked UAE to 5-1 in the quarterfinals will be a match for South Korea in the race to the title of champion. However, coach Drulovic proved exhausted suddenly collapsed at the stage of deciding to win tickets to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

In the semi-finals, U23 Saudi Arabia with an effective counter-attacking style played a “final blow” in the 87th minute, making Uzbekistan “disillusioned” with the championship. The bronze medal match is also very similar to the scenario in the semi-finals.

Uzbekistan dominated and constantly had chances to score but were ineffective. D’Agostino striker in an ecstatic ball situation tore the goalkeeper Nematov, setting up a 1-0 victory for Australia.

As such, U23 Australia, South Korea and Saudi Arabia are the representatives of Asian football. It is fair to judge that this is a fair and reasonable result.

Socceroos, Saudi Arabia and South Korea have shown the experience through many major tournaments. Plus host U23 Japan, Asia is the area with many teams competing in the Summer Olympics.

Meanwhile, Europe also identified four names to win tickets to this year’s Tokyo Olympics. These are France, Romania, Germany and Spain. In the U23 European finals, Spain won the victory over German with a score of 2-1, thereby winning the championship for the fifth time. The remaining two tickets belong to France and Romania after losing in the semi-finals.

The other four teams that qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualifiers are South Africa, Ivory Coast, Egypt and New Zealand.

The last four tickets belong to South America, ending the qualifier on February 9 and Concacaf. Currently, Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, and Chile are the 4 dominant teams in South America. Meanwhile, the U23 Concacaf final will be played from March 20 to April 1.

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Filipino football only focuses on the national team

In a country where football is not a national sport like basketball or volleyball, the Filipino team has never received much appreciation from neighboring countries to the people in the country.

If football in this country gets to be focused, it will be for the national team instead of the young level like U23.

This can be seen most clearly through the U16 AFF Cup. The youngster of the Philippines representative lost 5/5 matches, scored 3 goals and conceded 30 goals, considering the table.

When considering whether the Philippines should compete in the men’s football content ASIAD or not, Secretary General of the Football Association of this country, Mr. Ed Gastanes issued a statement: “The managers of the Philippines prepare for ASIAD, headed by the Philippines Olympic Committee (POC), does not approve the football game, the criteria set out in the ASIAD team sports, the Philippines must be in the top 4 of Asia to be accepted to participate. projections”.

“The Philippines football federation sent a request to bring the men’s and women’s football teams to the Asian Games, but the POC rejected the proposal,” Mr Gastanes added.

With such clear rules, the Philippines Football Federation was forced to grind the men’s team at home and focus on preparing for the next tournament at the national team level. This can also be considered as a reasonable move for the island nation to put their full strength on the AFF Cup front to start in two months.

Philippines now choose to send troops to training at an intensive training center in Bahrain, where they will have two friendly matches with the national team of this country to be ready to conquer the AFF Cup for the first time in history.

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Messi, Ronaldo and 10 Champions League records can never be broken

Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have created many spectacular landmarks in the Champions League, including 10 records that can never be broken.

1. The fastest hat-trick (7 and a half minutes – Bafetimbi Gomis vs Dinamo Zagreb, 2011/12)

Sadio Mane can score the fastest hat-trick in the Premier League with 2 minutes and 56 minutes, but in the C1 Cup no one can compare. With 7 and a half minutes, the Lyon striker surpassed the record set by Mike Newell in 1995.

2. Most goals in a knockout match (5 – Lionel Messi vs Leverkusen, 2011/12)

Messi was the only player to score 5 goals in 90 minutes in a knockout match, helping Barca destroy Leverkusen 7-1 in the round of 1/8.

3. Keep the most clean sheets in a row (10 – Jens Lehmann – October 2005 to April 2006)

After conceding to Ajax in the second match of 2005/06 against Arsenal, Lehmann went through the remaining 4 group stage matches and the entire knockout round and conceded no goal.

Sent off after 18 minutes in the final, Lehmann kept a clean sheet a total of more than 800 minutes, or 13.5 hours.

4. Most goals for a goalkeeper (3 – Hans-Jorg Butt)

It’s hard to believe that a goalkeeper scored 3 goals in the Champions League and all against Juventus.

Butt humiliated Juventus in Hamburg, Leverkusen and Bayern Munich with all three goals from the penalty spot.

5. Most goals in a match (12 – Dortmund 8-4 Legia Warsaw, 2016/17)

The crazy match took place at Signal Iduna Park 4 years ago with Reus and Kagawa making twice. Remarkably, up to 6 goals were scored after the first 29 minutes only.

6. Oldest player (43 years and 253 days – Marco Ballotta vs Real Madrid, 2007/08)

Ballotta conceded 3 goals against Real Madrid just a few months before his 44th birthday, breaking Alessandro Costacurta’s previous record of nearly 3 years.

It should be noted that the second oldest player in the tournament’s history, Olexandr Shovkovskiy, is still two years behind Ballotta.

7. Most goals in a season (17 – Cristiano Ronaldo, 2013/14)

The Real Madrid superstar scored 9 goals in the group stage, 4 goals in the 1/8 round, 1 goal in the quarterfinals, 2 in the semi-finals and another in the final.

The only person who has ever approached to beat this record is Ronaldo.

8. The match with the most spectators (115,500 – Barcelona vs PSG, 1994/95)

Although the Nou Camp still boasts the largest capacity in the Champions League, changes to the stadium’s rules have reduced the number of spectators in modern times. Fans may never see this 6-digit landmark again.

9. The defender has the most goals in a match (3 – Layvin Kurzawa vs Anderlecht, 2017/18)

PSG left-back became the first player to achieve this feat two years ago. No defender will ever score 4 in a Champions League match.

10. Youngest player to make a hat-trick (18 years and 114 days – Raul vs Ferencvaros, 1995/96)

Only five teenage players have ever scored a Champions League hat-trick, of which Real Madrid legend Raul is the youngest.

Real Madrid’s Rodrygo Goes threatened this record by setting up a hat-trick against Galatasaray last year with more than 200 days.

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Devin Booker NBA Championship 2K Players Tournament

Devin Booker was named the “King of the Game” at the American professional basketball tournament when he became the NBA 2K Players Tournament Champion.

The golden face in the video game village Devin Booker claimed himself at the NBA 2K Players Tournament after defeating his Phoenix Suns teammate DeAndre Ayton in the Final Series. Booker won both games to claim the 2K king in the NBA player world.

Since the Semifinals, the tournament has been played in a 3 to 2 2 match format, and Booker has not lost any games. In the Semifinals, he easily won Game 1 by using LA Clippers to beat Montrezl Harrell’s Houston Rockets with 68-54. Harrell decided to use Milwaukee Bucks at a difficult time but ended up losing 62-65 to Toronto Raptors.

The remaining battle in the Semifinals also took place between Suns – Clippers players DeAndre Ayton and Patrick Beverley. Like Booker, Ayton won both games to win the right to go thanks to the Brooklyn Nets and the Phoenix Suns themselves.

The internal confrontation between the two Phoenix Suns players was relatively noisy with many trash talks. Booker with Houston Rockets won an impressive game in game 1 with 72-62, reaching throwing efficiency up to 63%.

In the next game, DeAndre Ayton had to use the strongest team of NBA 2K, Milwaukee Bucks, although he had never controlled this team. However, Ayton’s chances of reversing the game were nearly zero when Booker achieved a throwing efficiency of 71% in the first two rounds against the Denver Nuggets. He won the final with a score of 74-62.

The Phoenix Suns defender said that he had played NBA Championship 2K Players Tournament a lot since he was a kid. Growing up, he had used to play video games. It all depended on the timing and the coordination between hands and eyes”.

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FIFA and AFC met to decide on delaying the 2022 World Cup qualifier

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) will meet with FIFA this weekend to discuss the upcoming second round of 2022 World Cup qualifiers ahead of the possibility of being postponed due to the Covid-19 epidemic.

The AFC said the meeting took place (scheduled July 7 and 8.3) amid growing health concerns and travel restrictions due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 epidemic. The organization revealed it held preliminary discussions with a number of Eastern regional member federations on the second round of the 2022 World Cup in March and June.

Members of the eastern region include China, South Korea and Japan – the countries hardest hit by the Covid-19 epidemic.

A total of 32 matches in 8 groups will be held this March at the latest stage of the second round of the 2022 World Cup in Asia. These matches are also part of the qualifying process for the 2023 Asian Cup finals in China.

By the end of day 2.3, nearly 90,000 cases of Covid-19 infection had been reported worldwide since the beginning of the epidemic, of which more than half of infected people had recovered; More than 3,000 people died.

Southeast Asian leagues are postponed due to Covid-19

Indonesia is the latest country to announce a postponement of schedule for the national championship football tournament after Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Laos and the Philippines.

Under the influence of the Covid-19 epidemic, Asian and Southeast Asian countries are reducing their spread by temporarily postponement of schedules for sporting events, including the national football championship.

In a recent announcement on the morning of March 16, the Indonesian Football Confederation (PSSI) said the country’s professional football leagues (including Liga 1 and Liga 2) will be delayed.

In Southeast Asia, the Thai League is the first league to announce delays due to the influence of Covid-19. The Football Association of Thailand (FAT) has set the date of competition back to 18/4.

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AFC and the meeting about mergency status of Covid-19 (Part 2)

Also not excluding the UAE – Malaysia game (26.3, Dubai, Group G) also moved or kicked the field without an audience. As for the Malaysia-VN match on March 31 at Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysian Football Federation said it would be held on the field without an audience.

In other developments, AFC is also considering the possibility of having to delay the first two matches and go to the play-off round to compete for the 2020 Olympic Games of Asian women’s football between the Korean women’s team against China, scheduled to take place on June 6 11.3 to, will switch to competition in April.

However, the Chinese Football Federation is now asking AFC should switch the match at home with the Korean women’s team to a neutral country, maybe Australia and will play both rounds. here. The Chinese women’s team to avoid the Covid-19 epidemic has also been in Australia since January after finishing the B-group matches in the third qualifying round.

Meanwhile, the remaining play-off match between the Vietnamese female team meets Australia. AFC is likely to remain the same schedule (6.3 days in Australia for the first leg, and 11.3 matches in Cam Pha yard for the second leg), because both Australia and Vietnam now have very good control of the disease situation.

After the Chinese Super League, it was in Serie A and K-League’s turn to be affected by Covid-19

AFC Secretary General Windsor John acknowledged that Asian football is experiencing an unprecedented incident in history and facing a huge challenge.In addition to the serious financial impact, scrambling or postponing AFC Champions League matches or the second round of the 2022 World Cup will push the international schedule to be stagnant, chaotic can lead to players being over download. However, AFC stressed that it will try to protect the safety and health of all players, officials and spectators but at the same time ensure the integrity of the competition.