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.
Asian futsal set to soar with new AFC Futsal Club Licensing Criteria
Kuala Lumpur: Asian futsal has grown steadily in recent years with the Continent’s sides achieving success on the world’s biggest stages and the sport is poised to usher in a new chapter of development with the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) confirming the pilot implementation of futsal club licensing beginning this year.
The AFC Futsal Club Licensing Criteria was ratified by the AFC Executive Committee in October 2021 and subsequently included as part of the annexure of the AFC Club Licensing Regulations (Edition 2021) and looks set to benefit the AFC’s Member Associations (MAs)’ efforts towards elevating the professional standards of clubs and leagues across the Continent.
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.