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.
Saudi Arabia women’s national team set for international debut against Seychelles, Maldives
Riyadh: The formation of the national team sees women’s football in Saudi Arabia taking a step closer to making a competitive debut internationally.
The recently formed Saudi Arabia women’s national team will make their international debut when they take on Seychelles on Sunday, February 20, with Maldives to follow four days later in international friendly matches.