Former international Hwang creates history with Korea Republic U20 head coach appointment
Seoul: Hwang In-sun will take charge of the Korea Republic U20 women’s national team as head coach, the Korea Football Association announced on Tuesday.
Hwang’s appointment marks a historic moment in Korean football, becoming the first female head coach to lead a national team, and is tasked with preparing the team for the upcoming FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica.
AFC Asian Qualifiers – Road to Qatar: How Group A stands
Kuala Lumpur: The final round of the AFC Asian Qualifiers – Road to Qatar campaign enters its midway stage as the sides return for their crucial Matchday Five and Six fixtures on November 11 and 16. Ahead of the games, the-AFC.com gives you an overview of how things look in Group A.
Asian powerhouses Islamic Republic of Iran and Korea Republic already have a strong foothold in the group. Both teams are unbeaten, with leaders Iran starting their campaign with three consecutive wins before a share of the spoils with the Koreans last time out. Two points back, the Taeguk Warriors have won two and drawn two.
Three goals in four games has seen captain Alireza Jahanbakhsh lead the Iran scoring chart. The Feyenoord forward’s superb header against Korea on Matchday Four secured a 1-1 draw to maintain Team Melli’s place at the top of Group A after Mehdi Taremi’s goal had sunk the United Arab Emirates a few days earlier.
AFC Asian Qualifiers – Road to Qatar: How Group B stands
Kuala Lumpur: With the AFC Asian Qualifiers – Road to Qatar returning on November 11 for another crucial pair of double-headers, the-AFC.com brings you up to speed with how things look in Group B.
Saudi Arabia are the runaway leaders, boasting a perfect record, with Australia keeping up the chase three points back. Oman and Japan come next, while China PR and Vietnam occupy the bottom two places.
Herve Renard’s Saudi Arabia have made a blistering start to the campaign as home wins against Japan and China PR on Matchdays Three and Four added to earlier victories over Vietnam and Oman. They have now won all nine of their games in 2021.
Shomurodov, Azmoun, Furuhashi and Tomiyasu: Vote for your AFC International Player of the Week!
Kuala Lumpur: Another week, another collection of standout performances from the cohort of Asian players currently lighting up football pitches outside the continent.
From England, Germany and Italy to Eastern Europe and Scandinavia, Asian stars delivered moments of brilliance and no shortage of goals, with our 10 nominees bagging 15 between them over the last seven days.
So, who deserves this week’s crown? Study our contenders – based on performances from November 2 to 8 – and don’t forget to register your vote.
Aqaba: Amman Club of Jordan are eyeing another victory while Uzbekistan’s FC Bunyodkor will aim to bounce back when the two teams meet in the AFC Women’s Club Championship at the Aqaba Development Corporate Stadium on Wednesday.
Amman’s second half rally earned them a 2-1 victory over India's Sree Gokulam Kerala on Matchday One, while Bunyodkor’s late charge failed to overturn a two-goal deficit against Shahrdari Sirjan.
Preview: Shahrdari Sirjan bid to stay perfect, Gokulam Kerala seek first win
Aqaba: India’s Sree Gokulam Kerala FC will be eyeing their first victory while Shahrdari Sirjan of Islamic Republic of Iran will bid to stay perfect when the two sides meet in the AFC Women’s Club Championship 2021 at the Aqaba Development Corporate Stadium on Tuesday.
Gokulam Kerala suffered a 2-1 defeat against Jordan’s Amman Club on Matchday One, while Shahrdari Sirjan cruised to victory with a similar scoreline over Uzbekistan’s FC Bunyodkor.