FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ Host Cities and Stadiums announced
Zurich: The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ took an important and exciting step on Wednesday with the announcement of the nine Host Cities and 10 stadiums in Australia and New Zealand that will host matches during the tournament.
With just over two years to go until some of the best players in the world take to the field in Australia and New Zealand, the Host City announcement represents a major milestone for many football fans and players around the world, as well as in the preparations for the next FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2023 – which will be the first-ever co-hosted FIFA Women’s World Cup and the first edition to feature 32 teams.
Riyadh: Head coach Herve Renard was delighted after seeing his Saudi Arabia side cruise to a 5-0 win against Palestine in Group D of the Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 on Tuesday.
A brace from Saleh Al Shehri and further goals from Yasser Al Shahrani, Fahad Al Muwallad and Salem Al Dawsari at King Saud University Stadium steered the Green Falcons to the top of the group with 11 points from five matches.
Chiba: Japan head coach Hajime Moriyasu hailed his team after beating Mongolia 14-0 on Tuesday for their biggest-ever qualifying win.
Japan are unbeaten in their Asian Qualifiers Group F campaign for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023, leading the standings with 15 points, with Tajikistan five behind.
Japan, who are looking to reach their seventh FIFA World Cup in a row at Qatar in 2022, scored five first-half goals to take complete control of the game against Mongolia.
But the Blue Samurai refused to take their foot off the gas, notching another nine after the break to set a new qualifying record and finish just one goal short of their all-time biggest win.
Kuala Lumpur: Three places remain in our All-time AFC Cup XI, with some of Asian football’s most iconic goal scorers to vie for a place in our fans’ dream selection.
Football lovers from every corner of Asia have selected a goalkeeper, three defenders and a four-man midfield in previous weeks, now it’s time to crown the tournament’s greatest ever forwards, with countless worthy contenders to choose from.
With a staggering 344 AFC Cup goals between them, we’ve selected the cream of the crop, including players hailing from Europe, Africa and South America, in our star-studded shortlist, now it’s up to you decide the final make-up of our ultimate team. Study our nominees below, and don’t forget to register your vote at the bottom of the page.