Mumbai: AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022™ newcomers Islamic Republic of Iran are set to take on the most successful team in the competition’s history, but Maryam Irandoost is confident her side can challenge China PR when they meet at the Mumbai Football Arena on Sunday.
Team Melli Banovan played the role of spoilers to India’s opening night party on Thursday, defending resolutely, and relying on goalkeeping heroics from Zohreh Koudaei to earn a historic 0-0 draw in Navi Mumbai.
In addition to giving the Iranians their first AFC Women’s Asian Cup point, the result engendered a belief that they can compete with the continent’s top sides.
Doing it in India all the more special, says record-breaking Kerr
Mumbai: Sam Kerr reflected on the achievement of becoming Australia’s top international goal scorer on Indian soil after her side swept to a dominant 18-0 victory over Indonesia in their opening AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022™ tie at Mumbai Football Arena on Friday.
The Chelsea superstar helped herself to five goals in her 67 minutes on the pitch, taking her career tally to 54 in international matches, four more than retired Socceroos legend Tim Cahill, who had previously held the record among male or female players.
Important to set the tone, says Australia boss Gustavsson
Mumbai: Australia head coach Tony Gustavsson explained the rationale behind his side’s ruthlessness after they inflicted an 18-0 defeat on Indonesia in their AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022™ opener on Friday.
The Matildas boss deployed a full-strength line-up against the tournament’s lowest-ranked side, racing to a 9-0 half time lead in a match that produced their biggest ever win against Asian opposition.
We badly wanted to beat Thailand, says Philippines match-winner McDaniel
Navi Mumbai: The Philippines's victory over Thailand on Friday, said Chandler McDaniel, was due to their desire to end their long winless run against their Southeast Asian rivals.
The Philippines were locked in a 0-0 stalemate with nine minutes left but McDaniel came to their rescue, firing a low drive that made its way past Thailand goalkeeper Waraporn Boonsing as they got their AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022™️ Group B campaign off to a flying start.
The goal was just reward for McDaniel, who burst onto the international scene at the AFC Women's Asian Cup India 2022 qualifiers against Nepal - a game in which she provided assists which contributed to the goals scored by Tahnai Annis and Camille Wilson.
Pune: Korea Republic kicked off their AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022™ campaign in style with a 3-0 win against Vietnam in Group C on Friday, but head coach Colin Bell wants his charges to go back to basics and fully utilise their strengths.
The East Asians raced off the blocks at the Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex with two goals in the first seven minutes before confirming the three points with an 81st minute strike.
Yui sets higher personal target in Japan’s bid to defend title
Pune: Yui Hasegawa comes into the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022™ having already lifted the prestigious trophy before but the Japanese midfielder is determined to play a more dominant role this time around.
Yui first donned the Nadeshiko jersey in the 2013 AFC U-19 Championship and made her AFC Women’s Asian Cup debut in Jordan 2018 as a 21-year-old.