Kuala Lumpur: With just three ties remaining in the 2021 AFC Cup, the-AFC.com takes a closer look at the numbers that caught the eye following the conclusion of the first phase of knockout stage clashes.
From high-scoring forwards to those that create the goals and win the ball back, we shine the spotlight on the players whose statistics stood out as the continental competition nears its exciting climax.
AFC Women's Asian Cup India 2022 Qualifiers - Group C: Indonesia defeat Singapore to end long wait
Dushanbe: Indonesia secured their place at the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022, ending a 33-year qualification drought, with a 1-0 victory over Singapore at Republican Central Stadium.
Their second win over the Singaporeans in the space of four days, Monday’s result confirmed 96th-ranked Indonesia as winners of the two-team Group C.
On a night where a draw would have been enough to confirm their place at the continental finals, Octavianti Dwi Nurmalita struck a scrappy but important winner to put an end to Indonesia’s long absence from the top table of Asian women’s football.
Latest update on the AFC Asian Qualifiers – Road to Qatar™
Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has confirmed Qatar as the neutral venue for the AFC Asian Qualifiers – Road to Qatar™ Group A tie between Iraq and Lebanon as well as the Group B match between Australia and Oman scheduled for Thursday, October 7, 2021.
The Socceroos, who are the current Group B leaders after registering successive victories in September’s opening round of matches, as well as Iraq, who have registered a point in Group A, will both continue to play their home matches in a neutral venue.
Both matches will be played at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha with the Iraq and Lebanon showdown taking place at 5:30pm (local time) before Australia and Oman face-off four hours later.
Meanwhile, Korea Republic’s Group A home tie against opponents Syria scheduled for October 7, will be held at the Ansan Wa Stadium at 8:00pm (local time).