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Korea’s Ulsan Hyundai to start defending its AFC Champions League trophy against teams from Thailand, Vietnam

Korea’s Ulsan Hyundai to start defending its AFC Champions League trophy against teams from Thailand, Vietnam

  Kuala Lumpur: Ulsan Hyundai FC will begin the defence of their title in Group F following the conclusion of the draw for the 2021 AFC Champions League in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Wednesday. The 2021 AFC Champions League will see 40 teams in the group stage – an increase of eight – with one […]

GCS International Board meeting approves major international events, online programs for 2021

GCS International Board meeting approves major international events, online programs for 2021

  By Seok-Jae Kang GCS International Secretary-General Vice President of the Asian Journalists Association SEOUL: The 2021 GCS International Board of Directors Meeting was held at the conference room of GCS International in Seoul, Korea, on January 21. At the board meeting, held in both on- and off-line formats, the board members unanimously approved the […]

Yearender: Top 10 events in Kyrgyzstan in 2020

Yearender: Top 10 events in Kyrgyzstan in 2020

By Nurzhan Kasmalieva BISHKEK: The year was difficult in every sense and in all the spheres. The COVID-19 pandemic declared by WHO in March 2020, ruined all the plans planned for 2020 and exposed problems in health care in many countries. In general the current year has brought a lot of problems. First of all, these […]

Malaysia: Noraseela first woman president at Malaysian Olympians Association

Malaysia: Noraseela first woman president at Malaysian Olympians Association

KUALA LUMPUR: Former national hurdler Noraseela Mohd Khalid has become the first woman to helm the Malaysian Olympians Association (MOA). The association, in a statement today, announced the historic news, saying that Noraseela was appointed alongside seven others as MOA’s 2020-2022 term office-bearers without voting as their nominations were not challenged, national news agency Bernama […]

Asian Football Confederation President: China will deliver wonderful Asian Cup in 2023

Asian Football Confederation President: China will deliver wonderful Asian Cup in 2023

BEIJING: Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President Shaikh Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa extended his congratulations on the establishment of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup China 2023. “I must thank everyone for their outstanding work so far in preparing for what we all agree will be the biggest […]

Berdimuhamedov: Water problems in Central Asia countries crucial in regional processes

Berdimuhamedov: Water problems in Central Asia countries crucial in regional processes

ASHGABAT: Water problems in Central Asia countries are a determining factor in regional processes, Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has said. The development of the Central Asian states, their economy, social sphere, the level of well-being and the quality of life of people directly depend on access to water resources and their effective management, the president […]

Philanthropist and explorer Um Hong-gil wins prestigious Manhae Grand Prize

Philanthropist and explorer Um Hong-gil wins prestigious Manhae Grand Prize

By Sang-ki Lee Former President of the Journalists Association of Korea CEO of Magazine N and AsiaN SEOUL: Um Hong-gil, the first man to climb the 16 highest peaks on Earth and Chairman of the Um Hong-gil Human Foundation (UHF), has been awarded the 2020 Manhae Grand Prize, one of the most prestigious prizes in Korea. The award […]

In new success for Asian Football Confederation: Australia and New Zealand to host 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup

In new success for Asian Football Confederation: Australia and New Zealand to host 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup

ZURICH: The world’s biggest women’s football event will return to Asia, after Australia and New Zealand were confirmed as the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup co-hosts on Thursday. The FIFA Council selected the historic joint bid ahead of an application from Colombia by a margin of 22 votes to 13, meaning an AFC Member Association […]

Through solidarity and unity, football associations in Asia will rise together stronger: AFC President

Through solidarity and unity, football associations in Asia will rise together stronger: AFC President

Manama: Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, President of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and First Vice President of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), said that the prospects of football in Asia will be brighter thanks to the unity and solidarity of the AFC members. The AFC President, in his opening address, delivered […]

Iraqi football legend Ahmed Radhi dies from coronavirus

Iraqi football legend Ahmed Radhi dies from coronavirus

By Habib Toumi BAGHDAD: Iraqi football legend Ahmed Radhi died on Sunday from complications linked to COVID-19 hours before he was scheduled to be flown for treatment in Jordan. Ahmed, 56, was one of the most celebrated players in Iraq and the Middle East. He scored 62 goals in 121 appearances for his national team, […]

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