Jeonbuk's Song Bum-keun earns first call up to Korea Republic squad for AFC Asian Qualifiers - Road to Qatar
Seoul: Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors goalkeeper Song Bum-keun has earned his first call up for Korea Republic as he joins a returning Son Heung-min in Paulo Bento’s squad for the upcoming AFC Asian Qualifiers - Road to Qatar matches against Syria and the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Song, who helped his club reach the quarter-finals of the 2021 AFC Champions League earlier this month, is the only uncapped player in the 27-man squad selected by Bento for the games on October 7 and October 12.
Tottenham’s Son returns to the squad after pulling out of the game against Lebanon on September 7 having aggravating a calf injury during the 0-0 draw with Iraq in their opening game of the AFC Asian Qualifiers - Road to Qatar at Seoul World Cup Stadium.
Kubo a doubt for Japan's upcoming AFC Asian Qualifiers - Road to Qatar ties
Mallorca: Japan playmaker Takefusa Kubo is a major doubt for his nation’s upcoming AFC Asian Qualifiers - Road to Qatar meetings with Saudi Arabia and Australia after injuring his knee playing for Real Mallorca.
The 20-year-old, who is on loan at Mallorca from Real Madrid, has already established himself as a key player in Hajime Moriyasu’s side as the Samurai Blue look to secure a place at the FIFA World Cup Finals for the seventh straight time.
AFC Women's Asian Cup India 2022 Qualifiers - Group C: Indonesia defeat Singapore to end long wait
Dushanbe: Indonesia secured their place at the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022, ending a 33-year qualification drought, with a 1-0 victory over Singapore at Republican Central Stadium.
Their second win over the Singaporeans in the space of four days, Monday’s result confirmed 96th-ranked Indonesia as winners of the two-team Group C.
On a night where a draw would have been enough to confirm their place at the continental finals, Octavianti Dwi Nurmalita struck a scrappy but important winner to put an end to Indonesia’s long absence from the top table of Asian women’s football.
AFC Women's Asian Cup India 2022 Qualifiers - Group B: Tajikistan firmly in the race with win over Maldives
Dushanbe: Group hosts Tajikistan put themselves in contention for a place at the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022 Finals with a commanding 4-0 win over the Maldives at Central Republican Stadium on Sunday.
The result means Tajikistan will qualify for their first ever continental Finals if they win Wednesday’s group decider against Vietnam, who registered a 16-0 win in their outing against the Maldives on Thursday.
AFC Women's Asian Cup India 2022 Qualifiers - Group H: Thailand beat Palestine to seal qualification in style
West Bank: Thailand qualified for their 17th AFC Women's Asian Cup Finals with an emphatic 7-0 win over Palestine on Saturday.
Victory meant the Southeast Asian side finished top of Group H, having defeated Malaysia in their opening match with qualification meaning Thailand are very much in the race to qualify for the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup to be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand.