Why the Asian Champions League final is all about redemption for Harry Kewell

Sacked by Notts County, Oldham and Barnet, Harry Kewell was on the cusp of coaching oblivion; which makes his rise to Saturday's ACL final all the more remarkable.


Son: Spurs have so much room for improvement

Tottenham captain Son Heung-min said on Tuesday that there is "so much room for improvement" after Ange Postecoglou's first year at the club.


Australia set to host 2026 Women's Asian Cup

Less than a year on from hosting the Women's World Cup, Australia is almost certain to stage the 2026 Women's Asian Cup after the Asian Football Confederation recommended it as its preferred bidder for the tournament.


Klinsmann's sacking by South Korea inevitable after Asian Cup disappointment

South Korea's run to the Asian Cup semifinals papered over the cracks as they lacked spark, goals or a plan. And it cost Jürgen Klinsmann his job.


Predicting the Socceroos' 2026 World Cup squad

With the Asian Cup done and dusted, ESPN analyst Joey Lynch takes a look at which players are on track to represent the Socceroos at the 2026 World Cup.


Gap closing between Asia's best and the rest; World Cup will be next

The 2023 Asian Cup has shown that the gap between Asia's elite and the second tier has closed, and that could have a significant flow-on effect at the 2026 World Cup.


Asian Cup Team of the Tournament: Afif, Al-Taamari star; Son misses out

With an action-packed 2023 Asian Cup coming to an end, ESPN's Joey Lynch reveals his Team of the Tournament.


Qatar hero Afif eyes Europe after final hat trick

After netting a hat trick in Qatar's 3-2 Asian Cup final win over Jordan, Akram Afif has said that he'd be open to playing in Europe again but that the decision is not his alone to make.


Afif stakes claim as one of Asian Cup's greatest as Qatar win back-to-back titles

As Qatar successfully defended their Asian Cup title on Saturday, hat-trick hero Akram Afif staked his claim to be one of the tournament's greatest ever.


Qatar survive chaos, controversy to move one step from retaining trophy

After chaos and controversy that lasted from the first minute to the 107th, Qatar have survived against Iran to reach a second straight Asian Cup final.