Learning curve for India as Brazil turn on the style
Manaus: AFC Women’s Asian Cup hosts India scored a historic goal, but ultimately suffered a 6-1 defeat against world number seven Brazil in their opening match of a round-robin tournament in Manas on Thursday.
Having fallen behind in less than a minute, Thomas Dennerby’s side produced a moment of brilliance when Manisha Kalyan levelled the tie in the seventh minute, but Brazil’s class and experience ultimately told, with the hosts netting four goals after half time.
Preview: Heavyweights gear up for India 2022 with marquee match-ups
Kuala Lumpur: The countdown to the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022 is gathering momentum, and some of the key contenders are set for important international fixtures in a busy week ahead.
With the days until the January 20 kick-off disappearing fast, four of the competition’s leading teams will play nine matches in locations dotted around the world in the coming days.
As tournament hosts India get set for a historic meeting with Brazil, and Japan, Australia and Korea Republic all prepare to face top quality opponents of their own, join the-AFC.com as we preview an exciting week ahead.
Kuala Lumpur: Al Hilal SFC were crowned kings of Asia for a record fourth time after their 2-0 victory over Pohang Steelers in front of home support at King Fahd International Stadium on Tuesday saw the Saudi side win their second AFC Champions League title in three years.
The final was the culmination of more than seven months of action in which the competition expanded to a record 40 sides as 11 teams made their AFC Champions League debuts in the group stage.
But in the end it was Asian football’s most successful side that came out on top as goals from Nasser Al Dawsari and Moussa Marega saw the trophy return to Riyadh once more.
As fans of Asian football now look forward to the 2022 edition, the-AFC.com highlights the stats and facts that caught the eye from the grand finale.
Riyadh: Al Hilal SFC firmly cemented themselves as the most successful club in Asia by clinching the 2021 AFC Champions League on Tuesday.
The 2-0 win over Korea Republic's FC Pohang Steelers at the majestic King Fahd International Stadium was their second in two years, with their 2019 triumph having ended a wait of 17 years to lay their hands on the AFC Champions League trophy.