East Asia Wrap: Jeonbuk claim record-extending ninth K League crown
Hong Kong: Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors secured the win they needed over Jeju United to hold off the challenge of Ulsan Hyundai and wrap up their fifth successive K League 1 title on Sunday.
The season drew to a close in Japan over the weekend as Tokushima Vortis were relegated, while there was also action in Hong Kong and Chinese Taipei. The-AFC.com brings you up to speed with the latest rounds of fixtures in East Asia.
Wembley glory for Kerr, Ji as Chelsea lift Women’s FA Cup
London: A superb Sam Kerr brace ensured Chelsea completed a domestic treble with a 3-0 win over Arsenal in the Women’s FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.
The Australia captain scored two brilliant second half goals for the Blues, who added to their FA Women’s Super League and League Cup titles in front of more than 40,000 fans.
Korea Republic star Ji So-yun also featured for Chelsea, coming off the bench to claim her third Women’s FA Cup winner’s medal, while Japan’s Mana Iwabuchi and Australian pair Steph Catley and Caitlin Foord appeared for Arsenal.
Jeonju: Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors sealed a record-extending fifth consecutive K League 1 title on Sunday as Kim Sang-sik’s side handed Jeju United a 2-0 defeat to finish two points clear of Ulsan Hyundai.
Second half goals from Han Kyo-won and Song Min-kyu secured the win for Jeonbuk and earns the club a ninth K League success to go along with titles won in 2009, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.
The win means Jeonbuk will progress automatically into the group phase of the 2022 AFC Champions League as K League 1 winners.
“A milestone for Indian football” – India 2022’s impact excites legendary Oinam Bembem Devi
Delhi: One of the most decorated figures in the history of Indian women’s football, Oinam Bembem Devi will be among the millions watching on as India welcomes Asia’s best for a historic AFC Women’s Asian Cup in early 2022.
Ever since representing the Mainpur state team as a 13-year-old in 1993, there has been something remarkable about Oinam Bembem Devi.
Having overcome tremendous difficulties along the way, her achievements in a senior international career spanning more than 20 years made her an icon of the Indian women’s game, with her contribution recently recognised with the highly prestigious civilian honour, the Padma Shri.
With less than two months until India welcomes some of the world’s best players, the-AFC.comdiscussed women’s football’s progress in India, how the hosts might fare in the Finals, and the impact India 2022 could have on a generation of Indian girls.