Kaya’s Bedic targeting AFC Champions League group stage
Iloilo: Kaya FC-Iloilo captain Jovin Bedic believes the Filipino side can repeat the feat of last year and secure their place in the group stage of the 2022 AFC Champions League.
The Southeast Asians overcame China PR's Shanghai Port in 2021 to advance to the continental competition for the first time, and they face arguably an even tougher task this time with two qualification rounds to navigate.
East Asia & ASEAN Wrap: Winning starts for Kawasaki, Jeonbuk
Hong Kong: The 2022 league seasons in Japan and Korea Republic got underway over the weekend, with defending champions Kawasaki Frontale and Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors each picking up three points in winning starts.
Western United won to stay on top in Australia, while Buriram United are surging away in Thailand and there was more drama in Indonesia, where five sides remain in the hunt for the title.
Lion City Sailors claimed the Singapore Community Shield and, after several weeks without games, Macau’s Liga de Elite also resumed, so join the-AFC.com as we review the latest rounds of fixtures from across East Asia and ASEAN.
Winning debut for Saudi Arabia women’s national team
Male: Saudi Arabia's women’s national team marked their international debut with a 2-0 win over Seychelles on Sunday.
On a historic day, Al Bandari Mubarak scored Saudi Arabia’s first ever international goal in the 14th minute with Maryam Al Tamimi then converting from the penalty spot four minutes into the second half to clinch the win at the National Football Stadium in Male, Maldives.
IR Iran crowned champions after perfect week, Kyrgyz Republic storm home to finish third
Bishkek: Islamic Republic were crowned champions of the inaugural CAFA U19 Futsal Championship on Saturday, completing a perfect week with a comprehensive 7-1 win over Uzbekistan.
The result meant Ali Sanei’s side won all four of their matches at Bishkek’s Gazprom Arena, with several future stars announcing their arrival on the international stage with a series of blistering performances against their regional rivals.
Also on Saturday, a second-half blitz saw tournament hosts Kyrgyz Republic secure a third-place finish with a 5-2 victory of Tajikistan, who were consigned to last place in the five-team event.
AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022™ most engaging ever
Kuala Lumpur: The AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022™ has left an indelible digital footprint, with the engagement and coverage of the showpiece surpassing the previous edition and soaring to an all-time high record.
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC)’s digital channels witnessed unprecedented growth during the campaign as the statistics grew by a staggering 5,324% as compared to the AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2018™.