Chonburi: Australia sealed their place in the AFC U-16 Women’s Championship Thailand 2019 knockout stage, but only after a Matchday Three arm-wrestle with Bangladesh finished in 2-2 draw on Saturday.
Striker Tohura Khatun put the South Asians ahead on two separate occasions, with a pair of second-half equalisers from Claudia Mihocic and Paige Zois required to maintain Australia’s unbeaten record.
The Junior Matildas sealed their place in the semi-finals for the first time in 10 years, but it was Bangladesh who were in the mood to celebrate, as they claimed their first ever AFC U-16 Women’s Championship Finals point.
Chonburi: China PR are on the verge of making their fifth consecutive AFC U-16 Women’s Championship semi-finals, but progress will depend on their final Group B match against Vietnam at the IPE Chonburi Stadium on Sunday.
China began their Thailand 2019 campaign brightly with a 2-0 win over 2017 finalists Korea Republic, and those three points are vital after the East Asians suffered a 4-0 defeat to defending champions DPR Korea on Matchday Two.
Chonburi: China PR head coach Chan Yuen Ting has revealed the strong bond she shares with her players after leading them to a winning start at AFC U-16 Women’s Championship Thailand 2019 on Monday.
There were joyous scenes including players and coaches alike in the Chinese technical area after second-half goals from Zou Mengyao and Shao Ziqin secured a 2-0 victory in their opening Group B clash with Korea Republic, and three crucial points in Chan’s first competitive match in charge.
Three years after making global headlines for leading Eastern SC to the Hong Kong Premier League title – and becoming the first female coach anywhere in the world to win a top-flight men’s league – the 2016 AFC Women’s Coach of the Year is aiming to guide the next generation of Chinese women’s talent to a maiden Asian crown.
AFC introduces Live Monitor to push competition to next level
Chonburi: Teams competing in the AFC U-16 Women’s Championship Thailand 2019 have been equipped with the Opta Live Monitor tool.
The Live Monitor is being used for the first time in AFC competitions and the Group A teams - Australia, Bangladesh, Japan and hosts Thailand - experienced its benefits first hand in Chonburi, Thailand on Sunday.
Chonburi: Today they stand on top of the footballing world, but they were once teenagers taking their first steps on the international stage.
While World Cups, club titles and major individual awards would follow, many of Asia’s women’s football icons began their careers on the same stage which greets a new generation of players in Chonburi in the AFC U-16 Women's Championship Thailand 2019.
As the Continent waits to see which promising youngsters will emerge in Thailand, the-AFC.com looks back at some of the AFC U-16 Women’s Championship's graduates.