Road to India 2022: Uzbekistan in a good place, says head coach Norsafarov
Tashkent: It was the tournament which largely flew under the Asian football radar, but one Uzbekistan may look back on as a turning point in their women’s national team’s trajectory.
While the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic ruled nearly all their Asian counterparts out of international action last month, the Central Asian side were in Turkey, competing against two African opponents, as well as the outstanding team in Russian club football, and they emerged with renewed belief in their long-term mission.
Kuala Lumpur: The search for the ultimate AFC Cup dream team continues, with 12 magnificent midfielders to choose from.
Who would you select in an all-time AFC Cup XI? To celebrate the return of the competition in 2021, the-AFC.com is asking the football fans of Asia exactly that.
More than 100,000 football fans from throughout the continent have already selected a goalkeeper and three defenders in our 3-4-3 formation, but who will be tasked with pulling the strings in the centre of the park?
Watford: Australian women’s national team captain Sam Kerr continued her superb 2020-21, netting a brilliant hat-trick as Chelsea thrashed Bristol City 6-0 in the English FA Women’s League Cup final on Sunday.
Chelsea, for whom Korea Republic star Ji So-yun was an unused substitute in the final, proved far too strong for their opponents, piling on four first-half goals to retain the trophy they won for the first time last season.
Bipin Singh’s last-gasp winner seals Indian Super League double for Mumbai City
Goa: A 90th-minute goal from Bipin Singh completed an Indian Super League double for Mumbai City FC, as the League Shield winners defeated ATK Mohun Bagan 2-1 in the competition’s play-off final on Saturday.
Bipin capitalised on a last-gasp goalkeeping error from ATK Mohun Bagan’s Arindam Bhattacharya to stroke home the winner after being supplied by Bartholomew Ogbehce, who showed great poise to set up what proved to be the decisive goal.
Mumbai City’s late winner came after the two sides had traded goals in the first half, as Sergio Lobera’s side became the second team in Indian Super League history to win the playoffs having finished on top of the regular season table.