Nild eager to prove Thailand's credentials at India 2022
Bangkok: Four years on from Thailand’s memorable run to the AFC Women’s Asian Cup semi-finals, one of the stars of their 2018 campaign has her sights set on a repeat performance at India 2022.
As the tournament countdown clock enters single-figures, Thailand star Miranda Nild joined the-AFC.com to discuss the team's build-up to the month ahead, and how a record defeat now serves as motivation.
Squads revealed ahead of AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022 kick-off
Kuala Lumpur: The 12 contenders at AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022 have named the 23-strong squads they hope will steer them to glory at this month’s continental Finals.
With eight days remaining until the 20th edition of Asia’s flagship women’s football competition kicks off in Mumbai, squads featuring the continent’s biggest names, as well as stars of the future, were formally registered on Monday.
Best FIFA Women’s Player boost for Australia’s Kerr as India 2022 nears
Kuala Lumpur: Australian captain Sam Kerr could begin her AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022 campaign with the title of the world’s best player after reaching the final shortlist for The Best FIFA Women’s Player Award.
The prolific Chelsea striker is one of three remaining contenders for the honour, which will be presented on January 17, just four days before the Matildas begin their India 2022 campaign against Indonesia in Mumbai.
Kerr will face stiff competition for the global award, with UEFA Women’s Champions League-winning FC Barcelona duo Alexia Putellas and Jennifer Hermoso completing the top three.
Putellas won France Football’s Ballon d'Or Féminin last month, finishing ahead of Hermoso and Kerr. who finished second and third respectively in the final voting. Join the-AFC.com as we recap an amazing 2021 for Kerr.
Indonesia’s Shalika Aurelia joins Roma ahead of AFC Women's Asian Cup challenge
Rome: Indonesian’s Shalika Aurelia Viandrisa has completed a history-making transfer on the eve of the AFC Women’s Asian Cup, joining Italy’s Roma in a move announced on Monday.
The deal is set to make the 18-year-old the first Indonesian woman to play professionally in Europe, with the defender to link up with the Serie B side following the continental Finals, which begin on January 20.
AFC Asian Cup China 2023™ stadium in Chengdu marks its debut
Chengdu: The Chengdu Phoenix Hill Stadium, one of the 10 venues of the AFC Asian Cup China 2023™, was successfully unveiled during the final of the Chinese Football Association (CFA) Cup 2021, which saw Shandong Taishan defeat Shanghai Port 1-0 to claim the coveted domestic crown on Sunday.
The thrilling final marked a significant milestone for the Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the AFC Asian Cup China 2023™, which will be aiming to hosts all the matches of Asia’s premier men’s national team competition in football specific stadiums.
Sint-Truiden: Former Japan international Shinji Kagawa has joined Belgian side St Truidense, the ex-Cerezo Osaka and Manchester United midfielder confirmed on Tuesday.
Kagawa, who had cancelled his contract with Greek side PAOK in December after struggling for game time, becomes the seventh Japanese player on the club’s books, joining Ko Matsubara, Daiki Hashioka, Daichi Hayashi, Daniel Schmidt, Tatsuya Ito and Taichi Hara.