MFF’s Blind Football Camp empowers visually impaired community
Ulaanbaatar: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC)’s efforts in harnessing the power of football to strengthen the communities of its Member Associations (MAs) hit yet another milestone when the AFC Dream Asia Foundation (ADAF) supported the Mongolian Football Federation (MFF)’s efforts to inaugurate a Blind Football Camp in the capital city of Ulaanbaatar on 28 May 2023.
The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the MFF and the Mongolian Blind Football Federation (MBFF), marked the beginning of a new dawn for individuals in the region who had previously been denied the opportunity to cultivate their interest in sports owing to their visual impairment.
FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 squad lists officially confirmed
Sydney: With the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 just nine days from kick-off, the full squads for all 32 teams at the tournament have now been confirmed.
736 of the world’s best female footballers will converge in the southern hemisphere for the ninth edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, each with the dream of lifting the iconic trophy at Stadium Australia in Sydney on 20 August.
Kuala Lumpur: The FIFA Women’s World Cup offers the grandest stage to showcase the finest talents in the game, and with the 2023 edition in Australia and New Zealand just around the corner, a new set of stars are sure to emerge.
Since the inaugural tournament in 1991, Asian sides have played a major part in the festival of football – with Japan’s victory in 2011 and subsequent runners-up spot four years later and China PR’s run to the 1999 final the most notable highlights.
And within those team successes have been some standout individual performances in which a number of players have achieved legendary status. We shine the spotlight on five of Asia’s World Cup heroes.
Kuala Lumpur: In the more than three decades since the FIFA Women’s World Cup was first held in China PR in 1991, Asia’s teams have produced some unforgettable moments and will look to deliver more in Australia and New Zealand this time round.
A first FIFA World Cup triumph for Asia at senior level remains the undoubted highlight, but the continent also hosted the maiden tournament and produced another finalist eight years later.
Six of the Asian Football Confederation’s representatives have appeared in the knockout rounds, while there have been numerous standout individual performances.
With just 10 days to go until the big kick-off of the 2023 edition, the-AFC.com looks back at some of Asia’s best moments at the FIFA Women’s World Cup.