AFC Women's Asian Cup India 2022 Qualifiers - Group C: Indonesia defeat Singapore to end long wait
Dushanbe: Indonesia secured their place at the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022, ending a 33-year qualification drought, with a 1-0 victory over Singapore at Republican Central Stadium.
Their second win over the Singaporeans in the space of four days, Monday’s result confirmed 96th-ranked Indonesia as winners of the two-team Group C.
On a night where a draw would have been enough to confirm their place at the continental finals, Octavianti Dwi Nurmalita struck a scrappy but important winner to put an end to Indonesia’s long absence from the top table of Asian women’s football.
AFC Women's Asian Cup India 2022 Qualifiers - Group B: Tajikistan firmly in the race with win over Maldives
Dushanbe: Group hosts Tajikistan put themselves in contention for a place at the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022 Finals with a commanding 4-0 win over the Maldives at Central Republican Stadium on Sunday.
The result means Tajikistan will qualify for their first ever continental Finals if they win Wednesday’s group decider against Vietnam, who registered a 16-0 win in their outing against the Maldives on Thursday.
AFC Women's Asian Cup India 2022 Qualifiers - Group H: Thailand beat Palestine to seal qualification in style
West Bank: Thailand qualified for their 17th AFC Women's Asian Cup Finals with an emphatic 7-0 win over Palestine on Saturday.
Victory meant the Southeast Asian side finished top of Group H, having defeated Malaysia in their opening match with qualification meaning Thailand are very much in the race to qualify for the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup to be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand.
AFC Women's Asian Cup India 2022 Qualifiers - Group G: IR Iran defeat Jordan on penalties to book historic Finals ticket
Tashkent: Islam Republic of Iran pulled off a stunning upset to qualify for their first ever AFC Women’s Asian Cup, defeating Jordan 4-2 on penalties after a goalless draw at Bunyodkor Stadium on Saturday.
Maryam Irandoost’s side defied history and their world ranking of 72 to secure their place for India 2022 in dramatic fashion, ending a heartbroken Jordan outfit’s bid for a third successive appearance at the Finals.
The result, a milestone for Iranian women’s football, also keeps them alive in the race for a spot in the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
AFC Women's Asian Cup India 2022 Qualifiers - Group C: Indonesia beat Singapore to get on track
Dushanbe: Indonesia took a significant step towards ending one of the AFC Women’s Asian Cup’s longest droughts, winning 1-0 on Friday in the first of two India 2022 Qualifiers against Singapore.
A Baiq Amiatun Shalihah header in the opening minutes proved decisive, meaning Rudy Eka Priyambada’s side can secure the nation’s first AFC Women’s Asian Cup appearance since 1989 simply by avoiding defeat against the same opponents in Monday’s return match.
All is not lost for Singapore, however. The Lionesses’ narrow margin of defeat means they will go into Monday’s clash knowing a win by two goals or more will send them to January’s Finals at Indonesia’s expense.