AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022 - What we learned, what they said: The international window in review
Kuala Lumpur: With less than 50 days until Asia’s women’s football feast gets underway, four of the tournament’s contenders have been preparing for the AFC Women’s Asian Cup action to come with keenly contested international friendlies.
In a week full of storylines, Australia broke attendance records against the world’s number one side, Japan began life under Futoshi Ikeda, while hosts India took their preparation to a new level in South America.
Join the-AFC.com as we make sense of the international window that was, and how each team reacted to a crucial week on the road to India 2022.
50 days to go: India 2022 to deliver a truly global AFC Women’s Asian Cup™
Mumbai: The AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022™ promises to be a spectacular celebration of women’s football with the showpiece expected to excite a global audience when it kicks-off from January 20 to February 6.
With five of the world’s top 20 nations from Asia, India 2022 will bring together a world-class ensemble of international stars and household names who continue to be in high demand from some of the biggest women’s clubs in world football.
Baghdad: Iraq were crowned the 2021 WAFF U-18 Championship winners after defeating Lebanon on penalties in the final at the newly inaugurated Al Madina Stadium on Wednesday.
Iraq successfully defended the title they secured two years ago thanks to the heroics of goalkeeper Hussin Amoyed who saved two penalties after the sides failed to find the back of the net in regular time.
Jordan stun Saudi Arabia, Morocco power past Palestine
Doha: Jordan surprised Saudi Arabia with a 1-0 win, while Palestine had to concede to Morocco's superiority as the West Asian side fell to a 4-0 defeat in the opening FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021 Group C ties on Wednesday.
An own goal by Saudi Arabia defender Khalifah Al Dawsari put Jordan on their way to a vital three points at the Education City Stadium.
Meanwhile, Morocco turned on the power in the second half, adding three goals after the break as they kicked off their campaign emphatically.