AFC Champions League-bound Foolad lift Iranian Super Cup
Sirjan: Foolad Khouzestan FC ensured they will enter this season’s AFC Champions League group stage on a high after winning the Iranian Super Cup with a 1-0 victory against Persepolis FC on Monday.
The defending Hazfi Cup winners, Foolad emerged victorious thanks to a lone goal from Malian defender Moussa Coulibaly, whose 18th minute effort ultimately proved decisive in a match which saw both sides finish with 10 men.
Central and South Asian Wrap: Title race tightens in India, Bashundhara Kings shocked on opening day
Bishkek: The race to the business end of the Indian Super League season is heating up, while last season’s runaway champions suffered an early blow to their title defence in Bangladesh as domestic action continued in Central and South Asia.
Plus, Esteghlal seal three vital points in the Iran Pro League, while Istiklol make a pre-season statement in Tajikistan.
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Al Hilal cruise past Al Jazira to set up Chelsea clash
Abu Dhabi: AFC Champions League winners Al Hilal SFC came from behind to defeat hosts Al Jazira 6-1 on Sunday and book their place in the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2021 semi-finals.
Al Jazira went ahead in the 14th minute through Abdoulay Diaby, but Al Hilal bounced back with two quick goals to take the lead into the second half, where four different scorers found the back of the net to claim an emhpatic win over the Emirati champions.
Following the biggest victory in FIFA Club World Cup history, Al Hilal take on European champions Chelsea in the semi-finals on Wednesday while Al Jazira play Monterrey for fifth place on the same day.
Shui's half-time pep talk inspires China PR to historic victory
Navi Mumbai: An inspiring team talk from head coach Shui Qingxia did the job as China PR came from two goals down to edge Korea Republic 3-2 in the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022™ final on Sunday.
Shui’s side trailed 2-0 at half-time after Choe Yu-ri and Ji So-yun had put Korea Republic ahead. However, China PR scored three goals in the second half courtesy of Tang Jiali, Zhang Linyan and Xiao Yuyi to seal the thrilling win.
Mai praises clinical Vietnam for sealing maiden FIFA Women’s World Cup berth
Navi Mumbai: Vietnam head coach Mai Duc Chung praised his players for booking a place in the FIFA Women's World Cup for the first time after their 2-1 victory against Chinese Taipei at the D.Y. Patil Stadium on Sunday.
Nguyen Thi Bich Thuy was the hero for Vietnam, scoring the winner after Su Hy-Ysuan had cancelled out Chuong Thi Kieu's first half opener.