Kuala Lumpur: Group A of the AFC Women's Asian Cup Jordan 2018 promises to be a highly competitive affair.
Headlined by host nation Jordan, Group A also features eight-time winners China, Southeast Asian champions Thailand and the Philippines, who are returning the Asia’s elite women’s football championship for the first time since 2003.
The return of China PR goalkeeper Zhao Lina is the standout detail of today’s announcements, after the star custodian had announced her international retirement following January’s Four Nations Tournament.
Elsewhere, Philippines boss Rabah Benlarbi has selected a vastly different squad than the one which represented the Malditas in the qualifiers. The final playing list features a strong representation of US-based players, including six who currently play their football in the American college system.
AFC Women’s Asian Cup squads are entitled to replace any player up until six hours before their opening match.