Kuala Lumpur: The excitement is building as the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 draws ever nearer to the opening ceremony on July 20 as a record six Asian nations prepare to compete at the festival of football.
With the clocking ticking down, the-AFC.com continues its trip down memory lane to look at the Asian teams’ performance through the years, this time by shining the spotlight on the 2010s.
The undoubted highlight was Japan’s crowning glory in 2011, while knockout round appearances for Australia, China PR and Korea Republic, as well as a debut for Thailand, were also notable.
Kuala Lumpur: As the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand rapidly approaches its big kick-off on July 20, the-AFC.com continues to look back through the decades at how Asian teams have performed at the global showpiece.
This time, we reflect on the 2000s, which saw two more knockout round appearances for China PR, DPR Korea breaking new ground, Australia representing the Asian Football Confederation for the first time and Japanese legend Homare Sawa scoring her first World Cup goals.
Kuala Lumpur: The FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 will get underway on July 20 with 32 national teams, of which a record six are representing Asia, fighting for the coveted prize as the tournament returns for its ninth edition.
Along with co-hosts and world No. 10 Australia, 2011 champions Japan, former finalists and reigning Asian champions China PR, AFC Asian Cup™ 2022 runners-up Korea Republic and debutants Vietnam and the Philippines are set to feature in the competition.
As we get ever closer to the big event, the-AFC.com takes a look back at how Asian teams have performed in the FIFA Women’s World Cup over the last three decades. We start with the 1990s during which the continent hosted the inaugural edition and pulled off a string of impressive results.
Seoul: Korea Republic came from behind to beat Haiti 2-1 in their final friendly on Saturday ahead of their FIFA Women's World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 challenge later this month.
Haiti, preparing for their FIFA Women's World Cup debut, took the lead in the 16th minute but Korea Republic found their scoring boots in the second half to claim the win at the Seoul World Cup Stadium.