Latest update on the AFC Asian Qualifiers – Road to Qatar™
Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has confirmed Qatar as the neutral venue for the AFC Asian Qualifiers – Road to Qatar™ Group A tie between Iraq and Lebanon as well as the Group B match between Australia and Oman scheduled for Thursday, October 7, 2021.
The Socceroos, who are the current Group B leaders after registering successive victories in September’s opening round of matches, as well as Iraq, who have registered a point in Group A, will both continue to play their home matches in a neutral venue.
Both matches will be played at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha with the Iraq and Lebanon showdown taking place at 5:30pm (local time) before Australia and Oman face-off four hours later.
Meanwhile, Korea Republic’s Group A home tie against opponents Syria scheduled for October 7, will be held at the Ansan Wa Stadium at 8:00pm (local time).
AFC Women's Asian Cup India 2022 Qualifiers - Group C: Indonesia defeat Singapore to end long wait
Dushanbe: Indonesia secured their place at the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022, ending a 33-year qualification drought, with a 1-0 victory over Singapore at Republican Central Stadium.
Their second win over the Singaporeans in the space of four days, Monday’s result confirmed 96th-ranked Indonesia as winners of the two-team Group C.
On a night where a draw would have been enough to confirm their place at the continental finals, Octavianti Dwi Nurmalita struck a scrappy but important winner to put an end to Indonesia’s long absence from the top table of Asian women’s football.
Jeonbuk's Song Bum-keun earns first call up to Korea Republic squad for AFC Asian Qualifiers - Road to Qatar
Seoul: Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors goalkeeper Song Bum-keun has earned his first call up for Korea Republic as he joins a returning Son Heung-min in Paulo Bento’s squad for the upcoming AFC Asian Qualifiers - Road to Qatar matches against Syria and the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Song, who helped his club reach the quarter-finals of the 2021 AFC Champions League earlier this month, is the only uncapped player in the 27-man squad selected by Bento for the games on October 7 and October 12.
Tottenham’s Son returns to the squad after pulling out of the game against Lebanon on September 7 having aggravating a calf injury during the 0-0 draw with Iraq in their opening game of the AFC Asian Qualifiers - Road to Qatar at Seoul World Cup Stadium.