Pune: Japan are entering the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022™ as two-time defending champions and while it may be a heavy burden for some, head coach Futoshi Ikeda welcomes the pressure and is looking forward to the challenge.
Japan kick off their title defence in Group C against Myanmar at the Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex in Pune on Friday.
Mumbai: They may be separated by more than 80 places in the world rankings, but Australia head coach Tony Gustavsson will take nothing for granted when his side begin their AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022™ campaign against Indonesia on Friday.
The Matildas are a powerhouse in this competition, reaching the final in four of the last five editions and touching down in India as the highest-ranked team in this year’s event, while Indonesia have qualified for the group stage for the first time since 1989.
Kuala Lumpur: With the 20th edition of the highly anticipated AFC Women’s Asian Cup in India kicking off on January 20, the-AFC.com looks at four stars who could shine in a competitive-looking Group A.
Returning for the first time in nearly two decades, hosts India go up against eight-time champions China PR, three-time winners Chinese Taipei and debutants Islamic Republic of Iran. Here's our quartet of players to look out for.