Soccer Mar 2, 2020

Virus-hit Asian Champions League delays knockout rounds

The Asian Champions League pushed back the start of its East zone knock-out rounds on Monday after the competition was severely disrupted by the spread of COVID-19. Extra dates for group games were scheduled for May and June, shunting the round of 16, which usually ...

Soccer Feb 27, 2020

Six Asian Champions League games postponed due to coronavirus

Six Asian Champions League games were postponed over the coronavirus on Thursday, as the Asian Football Confederation wrestles with the outbreak. Four Iranian clubs were affected by the postponements, which came as the regional body announced emergency talks over the epidemic. Next month's World Cup qualifiers ...

Leandro's late goal leads FC Tokyo past Perth Glory

Soccer Feb 18, 2020

Leandro's late goal leads FC Tokyo past Perth Glory

A late goal from Leandro gave FC Tokyo a 1-0 win Tuesday over Australian side Perth Glory in the Asian Champions League. Following a 1-1 draw away to Ulsan Hyundai in their opening Group F clash, Kenta Hasegawa's men looked set for another stalemate until ...

Marinos win clash of champions in ACL

Soccer Feb 12, 2020

Marinos win clash of champions in ACL

Yokohama F. Marinos proved to be too fast for Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC, winning their Asian Champions League Group H opener 2-1 away in Wednesday's battle between the J. League and K-League champions. J. League MVP Teruhito Nakagawa was a constant threat in a game ...

Tokyo draws with Ulsan Hyundai after late own goal

Soccer Feb 12, 2020

Tokyo draws with Ulsan Hyundai after late own goal

FC Tokyo opened their Asian Champions League campaign on Tuesday with a 1-1 draw against Group F opponents Ulsan Hyundai after an own goal from Adailton canceled out Diego Oliveira's opener. Seeking their first win in three meetings with the South Korean club, Kenta Hasegawa's ...

Soccer Feb 2, 2020

Virus restrictions hit Asian Champions League fixtures in Australia

The Asian Champions League was thrown into further chaos Sunday with Australia announcing that fixtures due to be held in Perth and Sydney can no longer take place due to travel restrictions related to the deadly coronavirus. The news follows a Saturday announcement by Australia's ...

Kashima fail to reach ACL group stage, FC Tokyo qualify

Soccer Jan 29, 2020

Kashima fail to reach ACL group stage, FC Tokyo qualify

Melbourne Victory denied Kashima Antlers a place in the Asian Champions League group stage on Tuesday, upsetting the J. League club 1-0 in a playoff. With the loss, the 2018 ACL champions earned the unwanted distinction of being the first J. League side to fail ...

Iran accuses AFC of bias over match-hosting ban

Soccer Jan 19, 2020

Iran accuses AFC of bias over match-hosting ban

Iran on Sunday accused Asian soccer's governing body of bias for a proposed ban on it hosting club matches, after a spate of security incidents including the downing of an airliner. "It appears that the decision of your Competitions Committee was influenced by foreign media ...