Wellington: Japan will face Norway in the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 Round of 16 after a stunning 4-0 victory over Spain at Wellington Regional Stadium on Monday saw them finish top of Group C.
In a hugely impressive display of counter-attacking football, Futoshi Ikeda’s Japan were three up by half-time as a Hinata Miyazawa double either side of Riko Ueki’s deflected goal had the 2011 champions in full control at the interval.
Substitute Mina Tanaka made it four in the final 10 minutes as Japan put the icing on the cake of a performance that will live long in the memory as they topped the standings with three wins from three while Spain progressed to the next round as runners-up.
Central, West & South Asia wrap: Al Wehdat seal Super Cup, Navbahor climb to the summit
Amman: Al Wehdat clinched the 40th edition of the Jordan Super Cup as they secured their second win over Al Faisaly in as many weeks.
Navbahor hold the advantage in the Uzbekistan Super League but have Pakhtakor breathing down their neck with both teams achieving full points while Abdish-Ata moved up to top spot in the Kyrgyz Premier League.
There was also league action in the South from Maldives and Bhutan, so join the-AFC.com as we round up all the action from the three regions this past week.
Adelaide: Korea Republic head coach Colin Bell labelled Sunday’s 1-0 loss to tournament debutants Morocco in Adelaide among the worst experiences of his career as the Taeguk Ladies's FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 suffered a near fatal blow.
The defeat at Hindmarsh Stadium came as Ibtissam Jraidi’s sixth minute header earned the north Africans their first win at a FIFA Women’s World Cup and, coupled with their 2-0 loss against Colombia earlier in Group H, means the Koreans were all but dashed.
ASEAN & East Asia Wrap: Port win Shanghai derby; Phnom Penh retain Super Cup
Kuala Lumpur: Oscar and Wu Lei scored two goals each as frontrunners Shanghai Port posted a resounding 5-0 derby win over closest challengers Shanghai Shenhua on Saturday to help Javier Pereira’s side open up an 11-point lead at the top of the Chinese Super League standings.
The curtain-raiser to a new season in Cambodia saw defending league champions Phnom Penh Crown defeat 2022 Hun Sen Cup winners Visakha FC 2-1 after extra time to claim the Super Cup for the second season running at National Olympic Stadium on Sunday.
Hanoi FC returned to the top in Vietnam while matches also took place in Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Brunei Darussalam and Macau, so join the-AFC.com as we review the week’s action from ASEAN and East Asia.