The source said: “Yesterday, a meeting was held in which it was decided that the third stage of selecting the best player of Asia of the year would be enough.” There are 6 players in this stage: Salem Al-Dosari from Saudi Arabia, Akram Afif from Qatar, Alireza Biranvand from Iran, Tomoki Makino from Japan, Kim Bo Keung from South Korea and Ahmad Al-Zafiri from Kuwait.
In this way, the second and first stages of selecting the best player are canceled.
Al-Riyadh announced that the names of these 6 players will be transferred to the list of the top 20 players in 2021.
The Saudi newspaper reported that Akram Afif is first on the list with 34 points, and Salem al-Dosari and Ahmad al-Dafiri are second and third with 33 points.
Thus, the selection of Biranvand as the man of 2020 Asian football will be eliminated, even despite being transferred to next year’s list.