Tehran: Striker Mehdi Taremi has been left out by head coach Dragan Skocic from the Islamic Republic of Iran squad for this month’s AFC Asian Qualifiers - Road to Qatar 2022 Group A matches against Lebanon and Syria.
Tokyo: Ritsu Doan has been added to Japan’s squad for their Group B matches in the AFC Asian Qualifiers - Road to Qatar 2022 against Vietnam and Oman later this month, the Japan Football Association has announced.
The 23-year-old PSV Eindhoven winger had initially been left out of Hajime Moriyasu’s squad due to a knee injury sustained in the build-up to last month’s meeting with Saudi Arabia, but was called up on Saturday for the games in Hanoi and Muscat.
AFC Women’s Club Championship 2021: All you need to know about the contenders
Amman: Four teams will battle for glory when they square off in the AFC Women’s Club Championship 2021 at the Aqaba Development Corporate Stadium, Jordan.
Having achieved supremacy domestically, Uzbekistan’s FC Bunyodkor, Gokulam Kerala FC of India, Jordan’s Amman Club and Shahrdari Sirjan of Islamic Republic of Iran will be vying to be crowned Asia’s best in the second edition of the FIFA/AFC Pilot Tournament.
Join the-AFC.com as we delve into the four participating teams.
Preview: Gokulam Kerala FC, Amman Club on collision course
Aqaba: Priya PV wants Gokulam Kerala to create history, while Khaled Nemer’s Amman Club are raring to go ahead in their AFC Women’s Club Championship 2021 tie at the Aqaba Development Corporate Stadium, Jordan on Sunday.
India’s Gokulam Kerala FC and Amman Club of Jordan will meet for the first time with both sides expecting a challenging match.
Preview: FC Bunyodkor, Shahrdari Sirjan set for showdown
Aqaba: Uzbekistan’s FC Bunyodkor and Shahrdari Sirjan of Islamic Republic of Iran are all set for the AFC Women’s Club Championship 2021 opener at the Aqaba Development Corporate Stadium, Jordan on Sunday.
Head coach Elmira Gulamova is confident of Bunyodkor’s chances of winning the title, while her opposite number Maryam Jahan Nejati believes Shahrdari Sirjan have what it takes to succeed.
AFC Cup Final defeat is a lesson learnt, says Nasaf’s Berdiev
Arad: Head coach Ruzikul Berdiev lamented his FC Nasaf side’s misfortune in conceding so early in the match but was adamant their 3-0 defeat to Muharraq Club in the 2021 AFC Cup final carries important lessons to be learnt for the future.
Playing in front of a capacity crowd at Sheikh Ali bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, Nasaf came into the final off the back of a six-match winning run in the competition, but faced the challenge of a Muharraq side that had not conceded a single goal in the knockout stage, downing reigning champions Al Ahed 3-0 and three-time winners Kuwait SC 2-0.
‘Secret’ pre-match video was key to AFC Cup final triumph, says Muharraq Club’s Al Sadoon
Arad: Muharraq head coach Isa Al Sadoon believed the mental state of his players was the difference as the Bahraini side cruised to a 3-0 victory over FC Nasaf in the 2021 AFC Cup final to win their second title in the competition on Friday.
Summer recruit Mahmoud Al Mardi curled an effort from distance to open the scoring for Muharraq after just three minutes in front of a large crowd at Sheikh Ali bin Mohammed Al Khalifa Stadium. The Bahrainis kept their concentration to see off an avalanche of Uzbek attacks throughout the next hour.