To mark the return of Asian football and the AFC Champions League 2020 in September, the AFC launched the #FootballForHeroes campaign paying homage to the front liners and healthcare professionals.
In a statement on AFC website, the AFC President said: “On behalf of the Asian football family, I want to underline our gratitude once again to the Qatar Football Association, the Qatar Authorities and all our participating clubs. It was an incredible team effort that showcased the unity and solidarity of Asian football.
“I must also thank our broadcast partners, our loyal sponsors as well as the media and our passionate fans, so many of whom continue to be engaged in record numbers.
“And finally, but most importantly, to the medical team in Qatar, our doctors, and front liners as well as the delegation in Qatar. Our achievements would not have been possible without you and this success is a tribute to all of you who have shown great resolve and commitment.
“Today, we celebrate the best of Asian club football, but we also salute your remarkable spirit and sacrifice.”
Also, the AFC President said: “On behalf of the AFC and Asian football family, I would like to congratulate both Persepolis and Ulsan Hyundai for producing a memorable night of spectacular football.
“Ulsan Hyundai deserve our praise for showcasing outstanding quality and I would like to congratulate everyone, from the players, officials as well as the backroom staff, all of those working behind the scenes for their resilience and commitment.