Kuala Lumpur: The 7th AFC Medical Conference Qatar 2022, which was scheduled to be held in Doha, from March 6 to 10, has been postponed until 2023 by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) due to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 Omicron variant.
The decision was taken by the AFC in close consultation with the Qatar Football Association (QFA) and Aspetar after taking into consideration the safety and health of all participants, speakers and stakeholders.
Wheeler: All hands on deck in Matildas’ title chase
Mumbai: Breakout midfielder Clare Wheeler said every player in Australia’s squad has a role to play in securing the nation’s second AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022™ title after a heavily rotated side secured a 2-1 win over Thailand on Thursday.
Head coach Tony Gustavsson’s lineup featured no less than nine new faces from the side that beat the Philippines 4-0 on Monday, with all 23 players in the Australian travelling party receiving game time during the group stage.
Proud Skocic applauds IR Iran for booking FIFA World Cup ticket
Tehran: Islamic Republic of Iran head coach Dragan Skocic was a happy man after his side’s 1-0 victory against Iraq booked their place in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Finals, securing Team Melli’s third consecutive appearance in the global showpiece.
A 48th minute goal from the inspirational Mehdi Taremi at Azadi Stadium on Thursday confirmed IR Iran’s berth in Qatar 2022, their sixth win Group A of the AFC Asian Qualifiers - Road to Qatar.
Saudi Arabia’s Renard disappointed despite three points
Riyadh: Saudi Arabia national team head coach Herve Renard was disappointed with his side’s performance despite their 1-0 victory against Oman in Group B of the AFC Asian Qualifiers - Road to Qatar on Thursday.
The Saudis owed their win to forward Firas Al Brikan who scored the only goal on the night at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium to steer his side to their sixth victory in the group.
The result left Saudi Arabia firmly in the driver’s seat in Group A on 19 points, four ahead of Japan with Australia a further one adrift with three matches remaining.
Young players made the difference for UAE, says van Marwijk
Dubai: UAE national team head coach Bert van Marwijk believes the young players made the difference for his side in their 2-0 win against Syria in Group A of the AFC Asian Qualifiers - Road to Qatar on Thursday.
Goals from Caio Canedo and Yahya Al Ghassani steered UAE to their second consecutive victory as they tightened their grip on the third place behind the Islamic Republic of Iran and Korea Republic.