Most international tournaments introduce a host of shining new stars and the AFC Asian Cup has proven to be no exception as FIFA.com looks at some of the fresh young talent that are likely to make headlines for years to come.
Uzbekistan star Odil Ahmedov speaks to FIFA.com about his team's unlikely run to the Asian Cup semi-finals, the last four showdown with Australia and his hopes for a career in Europe.
Odil Akhmedov and Server Djeparov shattered Qatari dreams with second-half goals to hand Uzbekistan a 2-0 win over the hosts in the opening game of the AFC Asian Cup on Friday.
Qatar coach Bruno Metsu says his side want to prove something to the world after their successful 2022 FIFA World Cup bid™, but he hopes the 2011 AFC Asian Cup hosts can put aside the pressure in tomorrow's opener.
A host of clubs including Pohang Steelers and Gamba Osaka have reached the last 16 of the AFC Champions League leaving five spots undecided.
Action in Asia's premier club competition resumes this week after a three-month hiatus with eight teams left vying for AFC Champions League glory.