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.
Ten-man Nasaf shock Pakhtakor in Uzbekistan Cup final
Samarkand: FC Nasaf produced a minor miracle to win the Uzbekistan Cup final on Saturday, coming from a goal and a man down to defeat Pakhtakor 2-1 at Dinamo Stadium.
Pakhtakor went ahead through a fearsome Odiljon Hamrobekov drive, and their position was further strengthened by the sending off of Nasaf’s Oybek Bozorov shortly after, but Nasaf levelled through Bakhrom Abdurakhimov before Golib Gaybullaev headed home a late winner.
The fourth piece of silverware in the club’s history, Nasaf’s win means the Karshi outfit will feature in the Preliminary Round of the 2022 AFC Champions League.
“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.