Qualifiers - Group D: Pakistan 1-3 Bahrain; Palestine 0-1 Japan
Arad: Japan took a firm grip on Group D of the AFC U23 Asian Cup™ Qatar 2024 Qualifiers with a 1-0 win over Palestine on Saturday.
The victory took Japan to six points and avoiding defeat against Bahrain, who revived their hopes with a 3-1 defeat of Pakistan, on Tuesday will confirm the 2016 champions their spot in the Qatar 2024 Finals.
Kuala Lumpur: The draw for the Preliminary Joint Qualification Round 1 for the FIFA World Cup 2026 and AFC Asian Cup Saudi Arabia 2027™ was completed at the AFC House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Thursday.
A total 20 teams were divided into 10 pairings, with each pair to play one home and one away match on October 12 and 17, 2023 respectively.
Bengaluru: The 14th edition of the SAFF (South Asian Football Federation) Championship is all set to kick off on Wednesday at Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru.
Hosts India are the reigning champions, having won eight titles at the region's most prestigious international football tournament, and they have impressively reached the final of every edition bar one since the competition’s inception in 1993.
However, this time the challenge is likely to be tougher than ever before with fellow AFC Asian Cup™ 2023 participants Lebanon and former continental champions Kuwait making their debut as invitational teams. The-AFC.com looks ahead to the upcoming campaign.
Groups finalised for #AFCU23 Qatar 2024 Qualifiers
Kuala Lumpur: The draw for the AFC U23 Asian Cup™ Qatar 2024 Qualifiers was finalised at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Thursday.
The hopefuls were divided into 11 groups – 10 groups of four teams each, with the last group containing three. Qatar, meanwhile, will play in the Qualifiers for exposure with their matches classified as friendlies.