Controversial Shamrani ruled out of Asian Cup
Controversial Shamrani ruled out of Asian Cup

Controversial striker Nassir Al Shamrani was ruled out of the Asian Cup with an abdominal injury Friday on the eve of Saudi Arabia`s opening game against China.

Match-fixing scrutiny for Asian Cup
Match-fixing scrutiny for Asian Cup

Fears of match-fixing will lurk in the background at the Asian Cup as the stain of corruption proves hard to shift despite efforts to clean up football.

Striker Al Shamrani gets eight-game ban for spitting
Striker Al Shamrani gets eight-game ban for spitting

Freshly crowned Asian footballer of the year Nassir Al Shamrani has been handed an eight-match ban for spitting at an opponent during the second leg of last month`s Champions League final.

Saudi spitter slapped with eight-match cup ban: Report
Saudi spitter slapped with eight-match cup ban: Report

AFC player of the year nominee Nasser Al Shamrani has been banned for eight matches for spitting and head butting an opponent after the final of the AFC Champions League earlier this month, Arabic media reported on Sunday.

AFC award nominee set for long ban: sources
AFC award nominee set for long ban: sources

Asian footballer of the year nominee Nassir Al Shamrani is set to be banned for eight matches spitting and head-butting, sources said Sunday, hours before the award is handed out in Manila.

Nassir Al Shamrani gets AFC award nod despite spit spat

Al Hilal`s Nassir Al Shamrani has been shortlisted for Asian player of the year despite causing controversy when he angrily spat at an opponent and sparked a melee at the AFC Champions League final.

Sydney Wanderers dismiss Al Hilal probe demand
Sydney Wanderers dismiss Al Hilal probe demand

Western Sydney Wanderers coach Tony Popovic on Wednesday dismissed calls by Al Hilal for an investigation into their controversial AFC Champions League final, saying he had no interest in what the Saudi side thought.

Wanderers Asian Champions win hailed in Australia
Wanderers Asian Champions win hailed in Australia

Australia hailed Western Sydney Wanderers` remarkable rise from new club to AFC Champions League winners in only two years after they became the first side from the country to win the Asian title Sunday.

Al Hilal captain to run until he "dies" for ACL glory
Al Hilal captain to run until he "dies" for ACL glory

Returning Al Hilal striker Yasser Al Qahtani has pledged to run himself into the ground to put his team over the line in the second leg of the Asian Champions League final against the Western Sydney Wanderers in Riyadh.

Wanderers` striker in doubt for Saudi showdown
Wanderers` striker in doubt for Saudi showdown

The fitness of Western Sydney Wanderers` striker Brendon Santalab remains in doubt, coach Tony Popovic said late Tuesday, before the club`s AFC Champions League final against Saudi Arabia`s Al Hilal.

Wanderers` fairy tale run to AFC Champions League final
Wanderers` fairy tale run to AFC Champions League final

This year`s AFC Champions League final has set up a contest between the competition`s newest team and the continent`s most decorated side for the title of Asia`s best football club.

`Intense` Wanderers home gets nod for ACL final
`Intense` Wanderers home gets nod for ACL final

The Asian Football Confederation has agreed to let Western Sydney Wanderers play the first leg of their Asian Champions League final at their intimidating home ground, the club said Tuesday.

Saudi club shock EPL champions Manchester City

Manchester City fell to a shock 1-0 defeat in their opening pre-season game against Saudi Arabian side Al Hilal in Innsbruck on Friday.

Churchill hold advantage over Al Hilal

Musli Power Churchill Brothers hold home advantage, have a great opportunity to qualify into the round of 16 of the AFC Cup if they beat Al Hilal of Yemen
tomorrow in their return match of group `B`.

Churchill hold advantage over Al Hilal

Musli Power Churchill Brothers hold home advantage, have a great opportunity to qualify into the round of 16 of the AFC Cup if they beat Al Hilal of Yemen
tomorrow in their return match of group `B`.