Seedings revealed for FIFA World Cup 2026 and AFC Asian Cup Saudi Arabia 2027™ Qualifiers draw
Kuala Lumpur: With the release of the latest FIFA Ranking last Thursday, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has confirmed the seedings for all the Member Associations (MAs) that will be involved in the official draw ceremonies of the Preliminary Joint Qualification Round 1 and Round 2 of the Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup 2026 and AFC Asian Cup Saudi Arabia 2027™.
A total of 46 MAs will get a clearer idea of their qualification pathways during the Round 1 and Round 2 draws, which will take place at the AFC House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Thursday, July 27, 2023 at 2pm and 4pm respectively.
Group A: Bolden strike secures Philippines historic win
Wellington: Sarina Bolden scored the only goal of the game as the Philippines created history by claiming their first-ever win at the FIFA Women’s World Cup after a 1-0 victory over co-hosts New Zealand in Group A on Tuesday.
Striker Bolden headed in a cross from Sara Eggesvik in the 24th minute as Alen Stajcic’s Filipinas – the first team, men’s or women’s, to represent their nation in a senior FIFA World Cup – marked the occasion with a historic result at Wellington Regional Stadium.
After withstanding intense second-half pressure that included a disallowed New Zealand goal to secure the win, the Philippines will now go into their final group stage game against Norway in Auckland on July 30 with a real chance of progressing to the Round of 16.
Vote for your All-time AFC Asian Cup™ Dream XI: Midfielders
Kuala Lumpur: With less than six months to go until the AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023™, the AFC invites fans to vote for their all-time AFC Asian Cup™ Dream XI in its latest campaign.
Fans can now view a shortlist of 42 contenders and select their all-time dream squad. The public votes will be combined with those of a panel of football experts to decide the Final Dream XI of the AFC Asian Cup™.
The fan whose squad matches the final selected Dream XI will get the chance to win a trip to the AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023™ with a companion.