Cambodia on brink of semi-finals, Timor Leste fight back to overwhelm Brunei Darussalam
Phnom Penh: Cambodia inched closer to the AFF U23 Championship 2022 semi-finals after defeating Philippines 1-0, while Timor Leste came back from a goal down to rally past Brunei Darussalam 3-1 at the Morodok Techo National Stadium on Thursday.
Cambodia, who are on six points in Group A, will battle Timor Leste for top spot on Sunday, while Philippines face a must-win fixture against bottom placed Brunei to keep their slim hopes alive.
IR Iran set for victory lap, Afghanistan shine at CAFA U19 Futsal Championship
Bishkek: Islamic Republic of Iran are set to be crowned CAFA U19 Futsal Championship winners ahead of Afghanistan after cruising to a third successive win at Gazprom Arena on Thursday night.
Ali Sanei’s side eased to a 6-1 win over hosts Kyrgyz Republic, meaning they are sure to be crowned champions of the inaugural regional U19 event even if they lose their final match, against Uzbekistan on Saturday.
Afghanistan, who dazzled in an 8-1 win over Uzbekistan on Thursday, will finish second in the tournament having already completed their four matches, but being unable to overtake Iran in the head-to-head tiebreaker system.
Uzbekistan see off Lithuania in Turkish Women’s Cup
Alanya: Uzbekistan made a winning start to their Turkish Women’s Cup campaign, defeating Lithuania 1-0 at the Gold City Sport Complex in Alanya on Wednesday.
A 66th minute header from Diyorakhon Khabibullaeva proved decisive in the clash between the Asian and European sides, sending Uzbekistan joint top of the table after the opening day of the six-team tournament.
Seoul: The new K League 1 season will get underway on Saturday as defending champions Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors target an unprecedented sixth title in a row and the chasing pack aim to finally end the Jeonju side’s dominance.
There are new signings and emerging talents aplenty to whet the appetite, while promoted side Gimcheon Sangmu have replaced the relegated Gwangju FC in the 12-team top flight.
Ahead of the campaign’s kick-off, the-AFC.com has selected five things to look out for this season.
Kuala Lumpur: The 2022 J1 League kicks off on Friday when defending champions Kawasaki Frontale host FC Tokyo in the curtain-raiser before the remaining 16 teams get underway the following day.
Having not won the top-flight title until 2017, Kawasaki are now chasing their fifth J1 League crown in six seasons, while the chasing pack will be aiming to improve on a 2021 campaign that saw Frontale finish 13 points clear of their nearest challenger.
Ahead of the opening weekend, the-AFC.com has selected five things to look out for this season.