AFC Asian Cup News
The VAR was first used in Asian soccer last year from the last-eight stage of the AFC Asian Cup. The AFC Champions League, Asia`s elite club competition, was suspended in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. The technology was successfully implemented across all 32 games of the AFC under-23 championship in Thailand in January.
Former Indian striker Bhaichung Bhutia believes that more matches and exposure had helped Blue Tigers to improve. Bhutia said that level of competition, the players, the coaching staff -- all are much, much better than before. Bhutia was the first Indian to have 100 international caps and retired in 2011 after an illustrious career spanning 16-years.