East Asia Wrap: Marinos go clear; Ulsan and Jeonbuk held
Hong Kong: Yokohama F. Marinos moved three points clear at the top of the J1 League after storming to a 4-0 victory over Kashiwa Reysol on Saturday while those around them dropped points.
Ulsan Hyundai missed out on the chance to move 10 points ahead of Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors on Sunday as they were held by bottom side Seongnam FC.
Wuhan Three Towns continue to lead the way in China PR, while there was also action in Mongolia and Chinese Taipei, so join the-AFC.com as we look back on the latest round of fixtures from across East Asia.
Future generation the focus of MAs’ AFC Women’s Football Day celebrations
Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC), together with 39 Member Associations (MAs), celebrated the eighth AFC Women’s Football Day in March by organising exciting and interesting activities to promote the sport to girls.
The festivities included a range of initiatives including webinars, friendly matches, workshops and giving basic football training to girls. More importantly, the programmes focused on fun and inspired young girls across the Continent to embark on a lifelong journey in the beautiful game.
Australia to enter India 2022 as highest ranked contender
Kuala Lumpur: Australia will enter the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022 as the top ranked contender, while DPR Korea remain Asia’s highest ranked women’s national team, after the December update to the FIFA Women’s World Ranking was revealed on Friday.
With a victory over Brazil and draw with the world number one United States among their results since the previous update in August, the Matildas remain 11th in the world, one spot behind DPR Korea, who are not among the 12 teams to have qualified for next month’s continental Finals.
Heavyweights, hopefuls and key matches: Examining the AFC Women’s Asian Cup qualifying draw
Kuala Lumpur: It’s just the first step on the road to glory on both the Asian and world stages, but there will be no shortage of drama, or quality, when 28 teams vie for the eight remaining places in AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022.
Drawn into eight groups at AFC House on Thursday, the 28 hopefuls will need to win their respective sections to join Japan, Australia, China PR and hosts India in the Finals, setting up several mouth-watering clashes.
Join the-AFC.com as we pick apart the matches ahead and whet the appetite for a super September of high stakes action.
Stage set for AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022 Qualifiers
Kuala Lumpur: The hopefuls for the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022 learnt of their opponents following the conclusion of the draw for the Qualifiers at the AFC House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Thursday.
The 28 teams were drawn into four groups of four and four groups of three, with the winners of each group clinching their place in the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022, scheduled to take place from January 20 to February 6.
Defending champions Japan, 2018 runners-up Australia and third-placed China PR as well as hosts India have already qualified for the Finals, which will see an expanded 12 teams competing for the continent's premier women's national team title.