From a record-breaking Qatar forward born who just couldn't stop scoring to a reluctant Kyrgyz sex symbol, AFP takes a look at five players who lit up the Asian Cup:
An effervescent Son Heung-min inspired title-chasing South Korea to a comfortable 2-0 victory over China on Wednesday to finish top of their Asian Cup group.
Sour Swede Sven-Goran Eriksson scrapped dinner plans with old foe Marcello Lippi after China thrashed his Philippines side 3-0 on Friday to reach the last 16 of the Asian Cup.
They may not be able to bend it quite like David Beckham, but Sven-Goran Eriksson's Philippines have made an instant impact in their first appearance at the Asian Cup.
Miss Globe Philippines Michele Gumabao spends her free time strolling around the exorbitant city of Abu Dhabi.
English champions Manchester City posted record revenues of £500.5 million ($652 million) in a record-breaking 2017/18 campaign on the pitch as Pep Guardiola's men romped to the Premier League title amassing 100 points.
Beauty queen Ariella Arida, girlfriend of Azkals’ Simone Rota, is just as hardworking as any independent woman, and she needs to treat herself once in a while.
Mighty Sports-PH reinforcement Hasheem Thabeet celebrated his birthday in style.