20 Days To Go: AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022™ contenders aim to lift coveted trophy
Navi Mumbai: The prestigious AFC Women’s Asian Cup™ trophy, an iconic symbol of the tournament, will be lifted for only the second time when the leading 12 Asian women’s teams contend for the title in India from January 20 to February 6, 2022.
The current AFC Women’s Asian Cup™ trophy was aptly unveiled in Jordan 2018, the first time a country from the West Zone hosted the tournament, as Japan edged Australia 1-0 in the Final to emerge as the first team to lift the new trophy.
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Seoul: Korea Republic forward Lee Geum-min will enter January's AFC Women's Asian Cup India 2022 - which also doubles as the continent's qualifier for the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup Australia/New Zealand™ - seeking to book qualification for her third, and her country's fourth world extravaganza.
The AFC Women's Asian Cup India 2022, expanded from eight to 12 teams, will see the top-five finishers advance to the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup, whilst the sixth and seventh placed teams will proceed to the Inter-confederation playoffs.
With Australia already granted automatic qualification as co-hosts, the chances of Korea Republic, the fourth ranked Asian side in the FIFA Women's World Ranking, look rosy.