The AFC has named the best eleven in the history of the AFC Asian Cup. Three legends from South Korea make the cut.
카지노사이트 The AFC today announced the Best Eleven of AFC Asian Cup history, as voted for by fans on social media. The AFC announced the Best Eleven ahead of the 2023 AFC Qatar Asian Cup, which kicks off in January.
South Korea had one player each in defence, midfield and forward. Hong Myung-bo was selected in defence, Park Ji-sung in midfield, and Son Heung-min in attack. These are all legends of Korean football.
The country with the most players was Japan, the defending champions. Yuji Nakazawa (DF), Yuto Nagatomo (DF), Shunsuke Nakamura (MF) and Keisuke Honda (MF) were selected. South Korea is the second most represented country after Japan. South Korea was followed by Iran with two players. Ali Daiei at frontline striker and Mehdi Madavikia at right full-back.
Saudi Arabia and Australia have each produced one best eleven player. Saudi Arabia’s greatest goalkeeper of the 1990s, Mohammed Al Deayea, is the goalkeeper of choice, while ‘Socceroos Killer’ Cahill, who was at the top of his game at the 2015 AFC Asian Cup, is the lone representative for Australia.
Other nominees include Australia’s Matthew Ryan in defence, Saudi Arabia’s Saleh Al Nuaima in midfield, Nashat Akram, who led Iraq to victory at the 2007 AFC Southeast Asian Four Nations Championship, and Saudi Arabia’s legendary goalkeeper Majed Abdullah in attack.
The following is the best eleven of the AFC Asian Cup as announced by the AFC.
GK: Mohammed Al Deyeya (Saudi Arabia)
DF: Mehdi Madavikia (Iran), Hong Myung-Bo (South Korea), Nakazawa Yuji (Japan), Nagatomo Yuto (Japan)
MF: Park Ji-Sung (South Korea), Nakamura Shunsuke (Japan), Honda Keisuke (Japan)
FW: Tim Cahill (AUS), Ali Daiei (IRAN), Son Heung-min (KOR)
Nominees: Matthew Ryan (AUS), Saleh Al-Nuaima (SA), Nassat Akram (IRA), Majed Abdullah (SA)