Australia & New Zealand 2023 appoints 17 AFC match officials
Kuala Lumpur: Heba Saadieh created history by becoming the first ever Palestinian woman to be appointed as match official at the FIFA Women’s World Cup when the cast for the upcoming edition of the women’s showpiece in Australia & New Zealand 2023 was announced on Monday.
The contest, which will take place from July 20 to August 20, also marks a return of Japan’s Yoshimi Yamashita (pictured below) on the global stage having officiated at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 last month. She will be joined by Australia’s Kate Jacewicz and Casey Reibelt, and Kim Yu-jeong and Oh Hyeon-jeong of Korea Republic.
Pathum Thani: Head coach Alexandre Polking applauded his Thailand players for advancing to the 2022 AFF Cup final after an impressive 3-0 win over Malaysia in the semi-final, second leg on Tuesday.
Teerasil Dangda’s sixth goal of the competition cancelled out Malaysia’s first leg lead with Bordin Phala and substitute Adisak Kraisorn then confirming Thailand a 10th appearance in the AFF Cup final.
Europe Wrap: Hwang secures draw at Anfield; Jahanbakhsh earns point for Feyenoord
Kuala Lumpur: Korean forward Hwang Hee-chan came off the bench to score the equaliser and earn Wolverhampton Wanderers a 2-2 draw against Liverpool in the third round of the English FA Cup on Saturday.
In the Netherlands, substitute Alireza Jahanbakhsh netted a late leveller for Feyenoord as the Dutch league returned following its winter break, while Lee Kang-in and Hwang In-beom starred for RCD Mallorca and Olympiacos in Spain and Greece respectively.
Elsewhere, Asian players delivered the goods in Italy, Belgium and Scotland, so join the-AFC.com as we review the action from around Europe.