Group A: Unstoppable Indonesia, Thailand secure wins
Bangkok: Thailand cruised past Cambodia for a second successive win in Group A of the 2022 AFF Futsal Championship on Sunday, while Indonesia opened their campaign with a strong result over Brunei Darussalam.
Thailand were simply too much for Cambodia after securing a 16-0 win to top the standings with six points after successive wins, while Indonesia enjoyed a great start after beating Brunei 12-0.
AFC Champions League™ 2022 (WEST) - The Host Cities
Riyadh: For the first time in the AFC Champions League™ history, the centralised group stage will take place across four cities in one country, with Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam and Buraidah hosting west games between 7th and 27th of April.
Over the past three years, and in an effort to ensure continuity of Asia’s premier club competition despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, the AFC held the 2020 edition in a centralised format in Qatar, with the cities of Doha and Al Wakrah hosting the games.
Last year, hosting rights for group stage matches were divided between Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and India for the West, while Uzbekistan and Thailand hosted games in the East. Ahead of kick-off of the 2022 edition, the-AFC.com profiles the four host cities of West groups.
Asia’s finest learn path to glory in FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Final Draw
Doha: Five Asian sides including tournament hosts Qatar learned their group stage opponents at a glittering FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Final Draw ceremony at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre on Friday.
Felix Sanchez’s side will kick off the tournament on November against Ecuador after being drawn in an intriguing Group A, which also features Senegal and the Netherlands.
AFC Asian Qualifiers – Road to Qatar™: What They Said
Kuala Lumpur: After seven months of FIFA World Cup™ qualifying action on the Road to Qatar, Groups A and B drew to a close on Tuesday with four nations having booked their tickets to the global showpiece and a further two gaining a second chance via the playoffs.
As fans of Asian football start to look forward to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, the-AFC.com picks out some of the best quotes from the journey towards football’s greatest spectacle.
AFC Asian Qualifiers – Road to Qatar™: Stats and Facts
Kuala Lumpur: After a FIFA World Cup™ qualifying campaign that began in mid-2019 and had to contend with the significant obstacle of COVID-19-related interruptions, Asia’s four automatic qualification spots – joining hosts Qatar – were confirmed after Matchdays Nine and Ten of the AFC Asian Qualifiers™.
The final round of the AFC Asian Qualifiers – Road to Qatar was played over just seven months, with the action coming thick and fast and empty stadiums turning into fan-filled venues as the campaign grew deeper.
With Groups A and B having drawn to a close after Tuesday’s final round of fixtures, the-AFC.com looks back at some of the stats and facts that have caught the eye.