Introductory So the AFC (Asian Football Confederation) decided to release a fantasy football league (which they put out quite late) and we couldn't let this chance slip us by to get a Tofu Bowl league rocking, so that is what we did. Join our league with this code - RZXCPTJS
Join From the Tofu Bowl Asian Cup fantasy leagueSo we got the league on the go and we would like to invite everyone who would like to join to come and take us on. There is a big chance you will know more than we do as our focus is heavily based on East Asian Football, therefore, you have a chance to hammer us if our East Asian superstars don't pull the magic out of the bag and win the whole damn tournament which they will.
I predict Japan to come through and win the tournament with their new exciting attacking lineup of Minamino, Doan and Nakajima stealing the show at the finals. South Korea is the other massive of massive sides in the finals from the East of Asia but I think they'll come unstuck if they get to the final against Japan.
The usual suspects will be there trying to stop the trophy coming back to the land of the rising sun, where I think it will end up going. They are Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Australia.
Players to watch out forThe attacking lineups from Japan and South Korea look superb, but if I had to pick one player from each attacking lineup I would have to go for Takumi Minamino and Hwang Ui-jo as both have been in brilliant form for their countries.
Oddly, a lot of people must not be aware that Son Heung-min won't play in the first two games with literally thousands of people putting him in their team. You're better off leaving him out and getting someone decent in who will play games instead, then if you really do want him in your team sub him in for the third group match but even then it's hard to know if he will even play in that game. If South Korea have already qualified by then there is the chance to save him and keep him fresh for the final stages.
China's superstar is Wu Lei, who is the leading CSL (Chinese Super League) goal scorer but from what I have seen in the past Gao Lin is also a massive goal threat and saves you a little bit of dosh instead of plumping for Wu.
North Korea has some decent attacking options too, but they play horrible ultra-defensive football and they are in a very difficult group that I cannot see them doing much in. If you do want to plop them into your side as a wildcard option you should opt for one of their overseas forward players. That leaves you a choice of: Jong Il-gwan (Luzern, Switzerland) Pak Kwang-ryong (St. Polten, Austria) or Han Kwang-song (Perugia, Italy).
Outside of East Asia, if I had to pick one player from the other big countries I would go for one/or a few of these:
Sardar Azmoun (Iran)
Ali Safarbeiranvand (Iran)
Akram Hassan Afif (Qatar)
Salem Aldawsari (Saudi Arabia)
Any key Australian defenders
If you think you have the mighty skills to beat us, then feel free to join our league on the AFC website.