Hong Kong prepared to waive restrictions to host Asian tournaments

Soccer Feb 21, 2021

Hong Kong prepared to waive restrictions to host Asian tournaments

Hong Kong's government is considering waiving the city’s strict 21-day quarantine requirements in a bid to host soccer matches in the Asian Champions League and other continental club competitions, a local newspaper said on Sunday. The city’s Home Affairs Bureau "fully backed” a proposal from ...

Asian Champions League to be played in centralized venues

Soccer Jan 26, 2021

Asian Champions League to be played in centralized venues

This year's Asian Champions League and AFC Cup club competitions will be played in centralized group stages due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Asian Football Confederation said on Monday. Asian soccer's governing body said the Asian Champions League group stage matches in the west region ...

Asian Champions League reaches final after long 2020 campaign

Soccer Dec 18, 2020

Asian Champions League reaches final after long 2020 campaign

The longest Asian Champions League tournament in history ends on Saturday — more than 11 months after the first ball was kicked — when Ulsan Hyundai of South Korea meets Iran’s Persepolis in the final in Doha. The outbreak of coronavirus caused the tournament to ...

Adailton strike lifts Tokyo into ACL knockout round

Soccer Dec 4, 2020

Adailton strike lifts Tokyo into ACL knockout round

Brazilian striker Adailton scored early as J. League side FC Tokyo held on for a 1-0 Group F win over Australia's Perth Glory on Thursday to advance to the Asian Champions League knockout stage. The victory at Qatar's Education City Stadium cemented FC Tokyo's second ...

Vissel fall to Guangzhou Evergrande in first group-stage loss

Soccer Nov 29, 2020

Vissel fall to Guangzhou Evergrande in first group-stage loss

J. League side Vissel Kobe fell 2-0 to China's Guangzhou Evergrande on Saturday in Asian Champions League Group G action. The loss at Qatar's Al Janoub Stadium was the first in the three-team group for Japan's Emperors Cup champion, which entered the day having already ...