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My top five players at the Asian Cup Finals

Here are the top five players who stand out at the AFC Asian Cup Finals at Qatar 2011. I’m sure scouts from America and Europe have them in their sights.


Yusef Ahmed, aged 22

Forward, Al Sadd and Qatar
His first goal in Iran’s second game against China was brilliant, controlled the ball on his thigh volleyed into the net… love that one. Was a threat against Kuwait and Japan and looks like he will be one of the country’s best players in years to come. Watch the goal below.

Odil Ahmedov, aged 23
Midfielder, Pakhtakor and Uzbekistan
Fired Uzbekistan to the semis against Australia.
Boy this guy can hit the ball… watch his superb long range strike in opening game against Qatar and again against China. Pivotal role in bossing the central of the park.

Matt McKay, aged 27
Midfielder, Brisbane Roar and Australia
Stands out by being the only Australian based player Socceroos. Helped them get through to the semi-finals for the first time with his high-tempo passing game in the middle of the park or at left fullback role. Key player on the road to Brazil 2014.

Yoon Bit-Garam
Midfielder, Gyeongnam FC and Korea Republic
In only his third game at Doha – all as a substitute – he scored the winner to take Korea through to the last four. Voted the K-League Rookie of the Year last season he is seen as one of Korea Republic’s best youth talents.

Shinji Kagawa, aged 21
Forward, Borussia Dortmund and Japan
Player of the match performance in their 3-2 quarter-final triumph over Qatar and a stunning debut Bundesliga return of eight goals in just 17 appearances with Borussia Dortmund. Watch him score below.

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Thanks that you have chosen Ahmedov!!! he did what was expected from him

Comment by DAve

Mobali did not do so well against China and that is whiy he will be replaced by Madanchi.

Comment by offshore bank account

heyy i need help fellow coaches my teams offense has talent but we have trouble putting numbers on offense or doing a bad pass to the other team but our offense has talent. but our team is an overall defensive team so how do i better the team overall on offense?

Comment by giovanni gutierrez

Ahmed really have a talent and skills to be one of the best in Asia.

Comment by Phl Azkals




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