Final: China PR fight back to claim amazing ninth title
Navi Mumbai: China PR came from two goals down to defeat Korea Republic 3-2 in a pulsating AFC Women's Asian Cup India 2022™ final at the D.Y. Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai on Sunday.
Korea Republic looked to be cruising to their first crown after taking a 2-0 lead at half-time but China PR fought back after the break through goals from Tang Jiali, Zhang Linyan and Xiao Yuyi - who netted the winner deep into added time to seal her side a record-extending ninth title.
AFC President hails nine-time AFC Women’s Asian Cup™ champions China PR
Navi Mumbai: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa has congratulated China PR on winning the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022™ following a 3-2 victory over the Korea Republic on Sunday at the D.Y. Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai. This was the Steel Roses’ record-extending ninth title in the Continental premier women’s national team tournament.
The AFC President also extended his praise to China PR, Korea Republic, Japan and history-makers the Philippines and Vietnam on qualifying for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 where they will be joined by co-host Australia.
China PR’s Wang Shanshan named AFC Women's Asian Cup India 2022™ MVP
Mumbai: As China PR celebrated their historic victory, midfielder Wang Shanshan was rewarded for a superb individual campaign with the AFC Women's Asian Cup India 2022™ Most Valuable Player Award on Sunday.
Wang Shanshan’s honour came after China PR defeated Korea Republic 3-2 in a gripping final at the D.Y Patil Stadium to win a record-extending ninth AFC Women's Asian Cup title.
The award was due recognition for Wang Shanshan who had been a consistent performer throughout the campaign which saw China PR win the trophy after a 16 year wait.
Playoff: Vietnam defeat Chinese Taipei to create FIFA Women's World Cup history
Navi Mumbai: Vietnam booked a place in the FIFA Women's World Cup for the first time after defeating Chinese Taipei 2-1 in their playoff tie at the D.Y. Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai on Sunday.
In a physically draining tie, Nguyen Thi Bich Thuy scored the winner after Su Hy-Ysuan had cancelled out Chuong Thi Kieu's first half opener as Vietnam confirmed their berth at Australia/New Zealand 2023.
The triumph completed a remarkable journey as Vietnam overcame a COVID-19 outbreak prior to the AFC Women's Asian Cup India 2022™️ to book their place in the FIFA Women's World Cup.
Defeat for Chinese Taipei means they join Thailand in the Inter-Confederation Playoffs where a win will take them into their first FIFA Women's World Cup in 41 years.
Medical practitioners continue to play leading role in AFC tournaments
Mumbai: Medical practitioners have played a key role at the ongoing AFC Women's Asian Cup India 2022™, ensuring the safety and wellbeing of players, officials, representatives as well as the AFC delegation.
The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically altered the world’s landscape, with football also severely impacted. Join the-AFC-com as we speak to two of the many medical practitioners who have played major roles in the AFC Women's Asian Cup India 2022™.
AFC Medical Officer and Emergency Medicine physician, Dr Fenton De Souza, and in-house physician, Dr Samparna Bohidar both explain how bio-bubbles are now a vital part of sporting events.