Mumbai: The AFC Women's Asian Cup India 2022™ final on Sunday promises to be a thriller with two unbeaten teams set to vie for the title.
China PR qualified for their first final in 14 years after an epic victory over two-time defending champions Japan, with Shui Qingxia's side twice coming from behind to eventually win on 4-3 penalties.
Korea Republic had a more serene journey as they defeated the Philippines 2-0 to book their place in the AFC Women's Asian Cup final for the first time.
Join the-AFC.com as we take a look at the interesting facts and stats ahead of Sunday's final at the D.Y. Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai.
India 2022 Final - Preview: China PR v Korea Republic
Navi Mumbai: The AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022™ final on Sunday promises to be a spectacular affair as China PR and Korea Republic set their eyes on the coveted trophy.
China PR have won the tournament eight times previously while Korea Republic are seeking their first title and both are geared up for a meeting between two traditional rivals at the D.Y. Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai.
China PR, led by five-time AFC Women’s Asian Cup winner Shui Qingxia, will head into the decider with a superior head to head but Korea Republic head coach Colin Bell is confident that will count for nothing on Sunday.
Wang Shanshan determined to help China PR create history
Mumbai: China PR will seek to make it a record-extending ninth title when they face Korea Republic in the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022™ final on Sunday and captain Wang Shanshan is determined to play her part.
China PR are undefeated in their previous seven meetings against Korea Republic but Wang, while optimistic about her side’s chances, said they will not take the final at the D.Y Patil Stadium for granted.
Ji focused on winning Korea Republic’s maiden AFC Women’s Asian Cup crown
Navi Mumbai: Ji So-yun and her Korea Republic teammates have their eyes firmly fixed on the title ahead of their AFC Women's Asian Cup India 2022™ final against China PR on Sunday.
Ji has enjoyed much success at the club level - winning trophies in Japan with INAC Kobe Leonessa and English side Chelsea as well as numerous individual accolades - but a major honour with Korea Republic has thus far eluded her.
India 2022 Final - Know your Coaches: Shui Qingxia (China PR)
Mumbai: History shows that, more than nearly anyone else, Shui Qingxia knows how to win the AFC Women’s Asian Cup.
A member of the China PR team that broke through for a historic title at their first ever continental tournament in 1986, Shui went on to lift the trophy five times in the next 11 years, never playing in a losing side at the competition, and forming part of the most dominant team in the history of the women’s game in Asia.
India 2022 Final - Know your Coaches: Colin Bell (Korea Republic)
Mumbai: Colin Bell is on the verge of creating history and the head coach will do his level best to ensure that it will be Korea Republic celebrating at the end of the AFC Women's Asian Cup India 2022™ final on Sunday.
After years of knocking on the door, Korea Republic are now just one match away from lifting the AFC Women's Asian Cup trophy for the first time and Englishman Bell deserves much credit for the East Asian side advancing to the decider after four previous semi-final heartbreaks.
Chinese Taipei must seize the opportunity, says Echigo
Navi Mumbai: Chinese Taipei head coach Kazuo Echigo has called on his team to seize the opportunity in Sunday’s showdown against Vietnam for a place in the FIFA Women's World Cup Australia/New Zealand 2023.
Echigo’s charges defeated Thailand 3-0 on Friday to set up a mouthwatering clash against Mai Duc Chung’s Vietnam, who secured a 2-0 win against their Southeast Asian rivals on Wednesday.
The teams’ results against Thailand mean Chinese Taipei go into the tie against Vietnam with a better goal difference in the race for the sole remaining automatic qualifying slot to the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.