Kuala Lumpur: The final 12-team cast for the greatest show in Asian women’s football is now in place after both Chinese Taipei and Myanmar secured qualification to the AFC Women's Asian Cup India 2022 on Sunday.
Chinese Taipei emerged victorious in qualifying Group A, while Myanmar’s 14 unanswered goals took them to the top of Group D, joining six other group winners from September as well as the four nations who qualified automatically for next year’s Finals.
The stage is now set for Thursday’s official India 2022 draw, to be staged in Kuala Lumpur, where the 12 qualified teams will be split into three groups ahead of the tournament’s January 20 kick-off.
Qualifiers - Group J: Mongolia share points with Thailand, Malaysia defeat Laos
Ulaanbaatar: Mongolia came from a goal down to earn a 1-1 draw with Thailand while Malaysia beat Laos 1-0 in their opening AFC U23 Asian Cup Uzbekistan 2022 Group J qualifying ties at the MFF Stadium on Monday.
The win gives Malaysia an early advantage in qualifying for Uzbekistan 2022 with only the group winners assured of advancing.
Malaysia will target their second win when they play Mongolia on Thursday while Thailand and Laos will be aiming for their opening victories.
Qualifiers - Group E: Flying starts for Kyrgyz Republic, India
Al Fujairah: Kyrgyz Republic and India got their AFC U23 Asian Cup Uzbekistan 2022 qualifying campaigns off to brilliant starts with impressive wins over United Arab Emirates and Oman respectively on Sunday.
Kyrgyz Republic kicked off their bid to qualify for Uzbekistan 2022 with a come from behind 2-1 win over hosts UAE at the Fujairah Stadium with India defeating Oman with a similar score in Group E's second match.
Champions again: Dordoi extend Kyrgyz Premier League record with 13th title
Bishkek: FC Dordoi are the champions of Kyrgyz Republic for a record extending 13th time in 18 years after they defeated Neftchi Kochkor-Ata in the penultimate round of the Kyrgyz Premier League on Sunday.
Alexander Krestinin’s side made sure the title race wouldn’t extend to the final day of the season, earning a 3-1 win to register their fourth consecutive domestic league title.
Abdysh-Ata had remained with a mathematical chance of overhauling Dordoi until Sunday, but they’ll now fight with FC Alga for second place after the holders extended their lead to six points.