Manama: Facing the hosts in any tournament is no easy task. Aside from the home crowd, there are lots of other factors to contend with. Just ask Bahrain, who take on Qatar in Tuesday’s opening match in Group A of the FIFA Arab Cup 2021.
Luckily for the Reds, however, midfielder Sayed Dhiya Saeed knows a thing or two about the Qataris and how to beat them.
AFC President confident Asian football will deliver a historic 2022
Manama: Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President praised the instrumental role of the AFC’s Member Associations (MAs) and Regional Associations (RAs) in ensuring the AFC continued to emerge stronger than ever from the COVID-19 pandemic at the 31st AFC Congress held virtually today.
Setting the stage for the 31st AFC Congress to convene and in recognition of the challenges caused by the global pandemic, the AFC MAs voted in favour of the motion and proposal submitted by the AFC Executive Committee pursuant to Articles 27.3 and 33.2(i)(v) of the AFC Statutes respectively.
Kuala Lumpur: Grace Dangmei believes India are on the right path to not only shine in the AFC Women's Asian Cup India 2022 but beyond.
Dangmei's optimism stems from the extensive groundwork that has taken place - both at club and national team in the South Asian country in recent times.
The Indian squad is currently on a playing tour in Brazil while Dangmei's club Sree Gokulam Kerala are fresh off their participation in the 2021 AFC Women’s Club Championship, an experience which the forward described as immense.
Korea Republic come from behind to beat New Zealand
Goyang City: Korea Republic took a positive step in their build up to the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022, coming from behind to beat New Zealand in a friendly international at Goyang Stadium on Saturday.
The 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup co-hosts looked like claiming an upset win when Jacqui Hand opened the scoring early, but an own goal from Meikayla Moore brought Colin Bell's side level before Lim Seon-joo headed home the winner with nine minutes remaining.
The match was the first of two friendlies between the sides this week, with a second fixture - also in Goyang - to be held on Tuesday.