Bishkek: Lebanon fell short in their bid to reach AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022 but finished their campaign with a flourish in a 3-0 victory over Guam at Dolen Omurzakov Stadium on Sunday.
Their slim qualification hopes were dashed by group winners Myanmar’s earlier success against United Arab Emirates, but Wael Gharzeddine’s charges did enough to claim second place in Group D, with Hanin Tamim bagging a brace and Lili Iskandar also getting on the scoresheet in what was ultimately a comfortable win.
Despite their failure to reach India 2022, Sunday’s result made it Lebanon’s most successful AFC qualifying campaign, with their final tally of two wins from three matches bettering the sole previous win they achieved in qualifying for the 2014 edition of the AFC Women’s Asian Cup.
Australia's Gustavsson praises players, fans after superb victory over Brazil
Sydney: Head coach Tony Gustavsson hailed his players and fans after Australia recorded an impressive 3-1 win over Brazil in an international friendly match on Saturday.
In the Matildas' first match on home soil since playing Vietnam in a Tokyo Olympics qualifier in March 2020, goals by Clare Polkinghorne and Mary Fowler gave Australia a two goal lead before Adriana pulled one back for the Brazilians, only for Emily van Egmond to complete the scoring.
Spectacular Al Thumama Stadium becomes sixth tournament-ready venue for Qatar 2022
Doha: Qatar’s latest FIFA World Cup™ tournament venue was unveiled on Friday night when Al Thumama Stadium hosted the Amir Cup Final between Al Rayyan and Al Sadd. The stunning venue – which was designed by Qatari architect Ibrahim M. Jaidah – was inaugurated in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Amir of Qatar, as the country marked yet another milestone on the road to 2022.
The inauguration ceremony took place prior to the final and involved local schoolchildren celebrating the design of the stadium. On the pitch, Al Sadd won the final 5-4 on penalties after the match finished 1-1 after 90 minutes. It was a record 18th victory in the competition for the Wolves.
Kuala Lumpur: The 2021 AFC Champions League quarter-finals and semi-finals were held over the past week as a whirlwind few days’ of action ended in Al Hilal SFC and FC Pohang Steelers booking their places in the grand finale on November 23.
A record 40 teams were part of the group stage when it kicked off back in April and just two remain in the quest to be crowned kings of Asia.
With the competition now taking a break until the sides meet in Riyadh next month, the-AFC.com looks back at the numbers that stood out after the recent set of games.