Shaikh Salman sends his best wishes to Asian teams and officials gearing up for 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games
Kuala Lumpur: Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa has wished Asia’s teams and officials the very best of success ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games football tournament, which will see all three of Asia’s women’s teams begin their campaign on Wednesday’s opening day action.
1996 silver medallist China PR will open their Group F campaign in what promises to be an epic encounter against two-time silver medallist Brazil at the Miyagi Stadium in Rifu at 5:00pm (local time), before host Japan begin their quest to improve on their 2012 London Olympic Games silver medal finish when they take on Canada at the Sapporo Dome at 7:30pm, with Australia in action against New Zealand an hour later in Group G at the Tokyo Stadium.
Kuala Lumpur: With six months to go to the Continent’s most prestigious women’s national team football competition, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022™ Local Organising Committee (LOC) have today launched the tournament logo of the upcoming edition, which will be held from January 20 to February 6 next year.
The 2022 edition will once again blaze a new trail in the development of the women’s game in Asia with an expanded 12 teams set to compete for Continental supremacy – four more than the last four editions – and will feature a newly-introduced Quarter-final stage for the first time in Asian women’s football history.
2021 AFC Champions League Group Stage – 5 of the Best: Long-Range Goals
Kuala Lumpur: The 2021 AFC Champions League group stage saw some great goals over the last few months and, with continental action on a temporary break, we've selected some of the very best from various categories.
Kicking off the-AFC.com's '5 of the Best' series, here are five long-range rockets for you to cast your eyes over before telling us which is your favourite by voting at the bottom of the article.
Sanchez's focus on Honduras as Qatar look to seal Gold Cup quarter-final spot
Houston: Felix Sanchez is set to field his best players for Qatar's final 2021 Gold Cup Group D tie against Honduras on Tuesday.
Qatar - who are on four points - will advance to the quarter-finals should they avoid defeat against already qualified Honduras but Sanchez is aiming for his side to finish as group winners. Panama can pip Qatar on goal difference if they defeat Grenada in their final group tie and the reigning AFC Asian Cup holders lose.
Topping the group will mean facing Group A runners-up El Salvador in the next round and avoiding tournament favourites Mexico.
Tokyo Olympics – Preview: AFC U23 Champions Korea Republic aiming for more glory in Japan
Tokyo: 2020 AFC U-23 Championship winners Korea Republic are set to appear in their ninth consecutive Summer Olympics and could be on course to repeat their medal-winning heroics from 2012.
Korea Republic have always put a major focus on the football competition at the Olympic Games and with this year's tournament being so close to home, there is no doubt that Kim Hak-bum's men will be highly motivated to shine at Tokyo 2020.
AFC Cup (South) Group D matches to be held in Maldives
Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has today confirmed that the AFC Cup 2021 Playoff and Group Stage (South) matches will be held in the Maldives.
India's Bengaluru FC, the 2016 AFC Cup runners-up, will take on Maldives’ Club Eagles on August 15 in the playoff match, with the winners joining India’s ATK Mohun Bagan FC, Maziya Sports & Recreation from Maldives, and 2020-21 Bangladesh Federation Cup winners Bashundhara Kings in Group D.
The AFC Cup (South) Group D matches will be held across three match days on August 18, 21 and 24, with the eventual group leaders advancing to the single-leg Inter Zone Semi-final.