Group B: Al Wehdat SC (JOR) 2-0 Al Ittihad Al Ahli Aleppo SC (SYR)
Amman: Jordan’s Al Wehdat put on a dominant display to defeat Syria’s Al Ittihad Al Ahli Aleppo 2-0 in their AFC Cup™ 2023/24 match at Amman International Stadium to go top of the standings in Group B.
Anas Hammad was the star of the show for the three time AFC Cup semi-finalists, as Al Ittihad struggled to cope with his tricks and skills, with the Jordanian side unlucky not to win by a bigger margin.
Qualifiers - Group A: Brunei Darussalam 0-11 Syria; Oman 0-1 Jordan
Zarqa City: Jordan closed in on a place in the AFC U23 Asian Cup™ Qatar 2024 after edging Oman 1-0 in Group A of the Qualifiers on Saturday.
The win took Jordan to six points and they will confirm their place in the Finals by avoiding defeat against Syria, who revived their hopes by beating Brunei Darussalam 11-0, when the two teams meet on Tuesday.
Playoff: Al Ittihad Al Ahli of Aleppo Sport Club (SYR) 2-1 Shabab Al Khalil (PLE)
Ta'if: Syria’s Al Ittihad Al Ahli of Aleppo Sport Club progressed to the group stage of the AFC Cup™ 2023/24 after edging Palestine’s Shabab Al Khalil 2-1 in a playoff at King Fahd Stadium on Tuesday.
Al Ittihad, who qualified for the AFC Cup preliminaries by virtue of being 2021/22 Syrian Cup champions, took the lead just before half time and never looked back, putting Thursday's draw in AFC House firmly in their attention.
Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) welcomed the fourth batch of interns under the AFC Internship Programme on Tuesday.
The four candidates representing the Football Association of Thailand (FA Thailand), Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF), Japan Football Association (JFA), and one Independent candidate from the AFC Academic Centre of Excellence (ACE), embarked on their learning journeys in the Member Association Division (MA Division), Referees Department and the Competitions & Football Events Division (CFED).
Teams learn Preliminary Joint Qualification Round 2 opponents
Kuala Lumpur: The stage is set for Preliminary Joint Qualification Round 2 for the FIFA World Cup 2026 and AFC Asian Cup Saudi Arabia 2027™ following the draw at the AFC House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Thursday.
The 36 sides were drawn into nine groups of four, and they will compete against each team in a home-and-away round-robin format, between November 2023 and June 2024.
Ten of the Round 2 teams will progress from Round 1 of the Preliminary Joint Qualification, with the draw conducted earlier on Thursday. As there will be 48 teams – a first – at the FIFA World Cup 2026, eight and a half slots are on offer for the Continent’s national teams.
Al Foutoua end 32-year wait for Syrian Premier League crown
Damascus: Al Foutoua clinched the Syrian Premier League title with a match to spare following their 4-1 win over Al Majd on Tuesday.
Forward Alaa Al Dali scored twice to lead the Deir ez-Zor-based side to their third league title with their last win dating back 32 years ago when they clinched consecutive crowns in the 1990-91 seasons.