Kuala Lumpur: The route to the AFC U20 Women’s Asian Cup™ Uzbekistan 2024 Finals was charted following the conclusion of the draw for Round 1 of the Qualifiers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Thursday.
The eight group winners will progress to Round 2, where the four best sides will earn a spot in the Finals where they will join the three highest seeds from the AFC U-19 Women’s Championship Thailand 2019 - champions Japan, DPR Korea and Korea Republic - and host nation Uzbekistan.
#AFCU17W hopefuls discover Road to Indonesia 2024 opponents
Kuala Lumpur: The stage is set for high quality action following the conclusion of the AFC U17 Women’s Asian Cup™ Indonesia 2024 Qualifiers Round 1 draw in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Thursday.
The Road to Indonesia 2024 campaign starts with 29 teams competing in eight groups in Round 1, with the top team from each group to advance to the Round 2 Qualifiers.
Round 2 will have two groups with the top two teams from each group joining the three highest seeded sides from the AFC U-16 Women’s Championship Thailand 2019 - defending champions Japan, DPR Korea and China PR - and hosts Indonesia in the Finals.
AFC U17 Women’s Asian Cup™ and AFC U20 Women’s Asian Cup™ brands revealed
Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) launched the brand identity of the future editions of the AFC U17 Women’s Asian Cup™ and the AFC U20 Women’s Asian Cup™, laying further emphasis on the Confederation’s efforts towards an integrated enhancement of women’s football in Asia.
With the new brands, the AFC begins a new chapter in women’s football on the Continent as the age-group tournaments are set to embrace their new identities as U-17 and U-20 competitions as opposed to the preceding editions as U-16 and U-19 contests, ensuring that Asian teams are competitive in the FIFA U-17 and FIFA U-20 World Cups respectively.
Kuala Lumpur: With the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 drawing ever closer, the-AFC.com continues its series of looking back at how Asian teams have performed at the global showpiece over the years.
Following the emphatic success of Korea Republic and Japan, the co-hosts of 2002, Asian football was on the rise, and returned four years later with Islamic Republic of Iran replacing China PR as part of the quartet representing the AFC at Germany 2006.
Flashback: IR Iran defeat USA for historic victory
Kuala Lumpur: Islamic Republic of Iran are set to face the United States of America in Group B of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
Ahead of the November 30 clash at the Al Thumama Stadium, the-AFC.com has dug into its archives tolook back at the first time the two teams met at the global showpiece, which ended in a historic win for Iran.