Stage set for Women’s Club Championship in Korea Republic
Kuala Lumpur: The eagerly-anticipated line-up for the Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) latest club competition – the Women’s Club Championship – has been finalised after Korea Republic was confirmed as the host Member Association for the pilot FIFA/AFC tournament, which is scheduled to take place from November 26 to 30, 2019.
Australia’s Melbourne Victory, Nippon TV Beleza from Japan, China PR’s Jiangsu Suning Ladies Football Club and Incheon Hyundai Steel Red Angels from Korea Republic will go down in the history books as the first four Asian clubs aiming to clinch the first-ever title in a tournament organised for women’s clubs in Asia.
AFC Women’s Football Committee approves AFC Women’s Club Championship
Chonburi: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Women’s Football Committee agreed on Friday on the establishment of a FIFA/AFC Pilot Women’s Club Championship.
The Committee, chaired by Mahfuza Ahkter Kiron, met ahead of Saturday’s AFC U-16 Women’s Championship Thailand 2019 final, which will see DPR Korea compete against Japan in Chonburi.
Following their 2018 recommendation of the establishment of an AFC women’s club competition, the Committee agreed on a series of competition regulations, with the pilot edition, set to involve the champion clubs from four Member Associations - Australia, China PR, Japan and Korea Republic - to be staged on a round-robin basis from November 26 to 30, 2019.
The agreement follows a process involving the input of both the AFC Technical Division and AFC Competitions Department, with the AFC Women’s Club Championship considered a vital step forward in women’s club football throughout the Continent.
Chinese Taipei confirmed for EAFF E-1 Women’s Championship
Seoul: Chinese Taipei’s bid to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be boosted by competitive matches against some of Asia’s best teams after they were confirmed as starters in the EAFF E-1 Women’s Championship on Wednesday.
The side will travel to Busan for next month’s tournament, where they will face Korea Republic, Japan and China PR as a replacement team for DPR Korea, who withdrew from the event this week.
Chinese Taipei will appear in the final stage of the competition for the first time since 2010 having finished second in last December’s Second Preliminary Round, where they defeated both Hong Kong and Mongolia before losing 2-0 to China PR.
Tokyo 2020 Women's Tournament final qualifying round groups drawn
Kuala Lumpur: The journey to identify the two teams who will join Japan in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Women’s Football Tournament has begun, following the official draw for Round 3 of the Asian Qualifiers at the AFC House on Friday.
Group A will have DPR Korea, hosts Korea Republic, Vietnam and Myanmar.
Group B pitted Australia, hosts China PR, Thailand and Chinese Taipei.
Englishman Bell appointed Korea Republic women's head coach
Seoul: The search for a new Korea Republic women’s national team head coach is over, after Englishman Colin Bell’s appointment was finalised on Friday.
Bell, 58, is Korea Republic’s first foreign women’s national team coach after signing a three-year deal, which lasts until the conclusion of the 2022 AFC Women’s Asian Cup.
The appointment ends the search for a full-time successor to former coach Yoon Duk-yeo - who took the side to the past two FIFA Women’s World Cups – after former player Hwang In-sun served as interim boss during this month’s tour of the United States, which included a creditable 1-1 draw against the world champions.
New format to decide Asia’s Tokyo 2020 women qualifiers
Kuala Lumpur: The battle for the final two spots to join hosts and reigning Asian champions Japan, at the Women’s Football Tournament at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 will be decided in a new and innovative qualifying tournament.
on Friday, the Continent’s remaining women’s sides will learn their fate in the Asian Qualifiers Final Round Draw at the AFC House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The revamped qualifying format for the 2020 edition will see the eight remaining teams divided into two groups, with the top two sides advancing to the two-legged play-offs to decide the final two Asian qualifiers.
This will give the Continent’s elite teams the opportunity to play their most significant matches in front of their home fans.