AFC Women's Asian Cup India 2022 Qualifiers - Group F: Philippines edge Hong Kong to confirm Finals appearance
Tashkent: The Philippines secured their place at the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022, topping qualifying Group E with a hard-fought 2-1 win against Hong Kong at the JAR Stadium on Friday.
A second goal in as many matches from Tahnai Annis put the Malditas on course for the Finals, but a stunning Chung Pui Ki free-kick gave Hong Kong hope before Chandler McDaniel ensured the Philippines will be among the 12 teams who compete in January’s Finals with a late winner.
The win also keeps the Philippines’s hopes of a first ever FIFA Women’s World Cup appearance alive, with the top six teams at India 2022 to directly qualify for the 2023 global Finals 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.
AFC Women's Asian Cup India 2022 Qualifiers - Group E: Korea Republic see off Uzbekistan to book Finals seat
Tashkent: Korea Republic became the first team to successfully navigate the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022 Qualifiers, sealing their place at next year’s Finals with a 4-0 win over Uzbekistan on Tuesday.
Level on the group standings coming into the match, Korea Republic went ahead through an early Nozima Kamoltoeva own goal, then surged clear after half-time with Choe Yu-ri doubling their lead before super sub Moon Mi-ra scored twice in the shadows of full-time.
The win takes Korea Republic to their 13th successive Asian Finals, extending an interrupted record of participation dating back to 1991, while Uzbekistan’s bid to qualify for the first time since 2003 fell at the final hurdle despite a strong showing against a side ranked 18th in the world.
AFC Women's Asian Cup India 2022 Qualifiers - Group H: Win over Palestine not enough to keep Malaysia in the running
West Bank: Malaysia defeated Palestine 2-0 in their AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022 Group H qualifiers on Wednesday but victory was not enough to keep their qualification hopes alive.
Having lost 4-0 to Thailand in their opening tie, Malaysia needed to win by a bigger margin and hope for Palestine to defeat their Southeast Asian rivals in the final Group H match on Saturday but it was not to be.
Defeat doesn’t end Palestine’s hopes as they can still advance if they beat Thailand.
AFC Women's Asian Cup India 2022 Qualifiers - Group G: IR Iran defeat Bangladesh to set up decider with Jordan
Tashkent: Islamic Republic of Iran are one victory away from qualifying for their first ever AFC Women’s Asian Cup, after defeating Bangladesh 5-0 at Bunyodkor Stadium on Wednesday.
The win brought Maryam Irandoost’s side level with Jordan at the top of Group G, with the winners of Saturday’s clash between the two sides to decide who advances to January’s Finals in India.
Iranian captain Behnaz Taherkhani scored twice from the penalty spot, with Melika Motevalli, Golnoosh Khosravi and Hajar Dabbaghi also finding the back of the net to eliminate a Bangladesh side who had lost their first match 5-0 against Jordan on Sunday.