Today at India 2022: Day 1 – Stage set for Asian showpiece
Mumbai: The four-year wait for Asia’s biggest women’s football event is over, and we’ve got every angle covered on the opening day of the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022.
On Thursday, January 20, hosts India hold the hopes of a nation as they begin their campaign against an Iranian side out to make an impact in their first ever Asian Finals, while China PR target three early points against Chinese Taipei.
Intamee: Thailand’s target is to reach the quarter-finals
Navi Mumbai: Silawan Intamee is confident Thailand can perform at their best ahead of the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022 Group B opener against Southeast Asian rivals the Philippines on Friday.
Apart from the Philippines, Miyo Okamoto's charges will also have Australia and Indonesia for company in Group B, with the top two teams from each of the three groups - along with the two best third placed sides - advancing to the quarter-finals.
Australia showdown 33 years in the making, says Indonesia’s Ade Mustikiana
Mumbai: Australia are hot favourites to make a successful start to their AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022 campaign on Friday, but their opponents will be fuelled by three decades in the wilderness, according to Indonesia captain Ade Mustikiana Oktafiani.
On paper, at least, it is the biggest mismatch at the tournament.
While the world number 11 Matildas arrived in India having reached the final in four of the last five AFC Women’s Asian Cups, not one player from the 94th-ranked Indonesia had been born when they were last seen at the continental Finals back in 1989.
Navi Mumbai: Thomas Dennerby and his India charges will be eyeing nothing less than victory against Islamic Republic of Iran in their 2022 AFC Women’s Asian Cup Group A tie at the D.Y. Patil Stadium on Thursday.
Dennerby’s India will kick start their campaign against debutantes IR Iran and also have Chinese Taipei and China PR for company in Group A with the top two teams from each of the three groups - along with the two best third placed teams - advancing to the quarter-finals.
Mumbai: Head coach Shui Qingxia didn’t hold back when assessing China PR’s ambitions for the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022, declaring a record extending ninth continental title is not beyond their reach.
The Steel Roses will begin their Group A campaign against Chinese Taipei at Mumbai Football Arena on Thursday.
The greatest show in Asian women’s football begins tomorrow
Maharashtra: When the first match between China PR and Chinese Taipei kicks off on Thursday at 3.30pm, it will mark the start of a thrilling campaign in the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022™ where Asia’s leading women’s national teams go head-to-head for the coveted trophy.
Played across three venues at the D.Y. Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai, the Mumbai Football Arena and Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex in Pune, the showpiece will celebrate women’s football across the Continent and provide a platform for the current and future stars to shine.
Ashalata: There is no pressure on India to succeed
Mumbai: Indian captain Ashalata Devi said her team are calm ahead of their 2022 AFC Women’s Asian Cup Group A opener against Islamic Republic of Iran on Thursday.
Ashalata, who has taken over the captain’s armband from injured striker Bala Devi, insists that India are ready to shine against the Continent’s finest.
Besides Iran, India have Chinese Taipei and China PR for company in Group A with the top two teams from each of the three groups - along with the two best third placed teams - advancing to the quarter-finals.