Stajcic locked in as Philippines look towards Australia/New Zealand 2023
Manila: The Philippines women’s national team have retained the services of the man who guided them to a historic FIFA Women’s World Cup qualification, announcing the extension of head coach Alen Stajcic’s contract on Friday.
Stajcic, along with his technical staff, will retain their roles until next year’s global showpiece, where the Maldtias are set to appear for the first time in their history.
Daegu’s Gama ready for ‘game of emotions’ against former side Buriram
Daegu: Just over three months since Alexandre Gama said goodbye to his Buriram United players, the Brazilian tactician will have to overcome those familiar faces if he is to steer Daegu FC into the 2022 AFC Champions League group stage.
Gama, who won two league titles and a host of cup competitions during his first spell with the Thai club, stepped down from his second stint towards the end of last year before taking the reins at K League 1 side Daegu FC ahead of the 2022 campaign.
Tashkent: Uzbekistan’s improving women’s national team are set to be challenged like never before, after the announcement of a pair of friendly internationals against world champions, the United States of America.
Winners of the past two FIFA Women’s World Cups, the Americans will host Midori Honda’s side in Columbus, Ohio on April 9, before the two sides cross paths again three days later in Chester, Pennsylvania.
Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has today confirmed the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) as the host Member Association for the AFC Cup 2022™ Group I centralised matches scheduled to take place from June 24 to 30.
Ho Chi Minh City will provide the stage for Group I contenders Vietnam’s Viettel FC, Hougang United from Singapore, Phnom Penh Crown FC of Cambodia and Young Elephants FC from Laos.
Turkmenistan’s Mingazov joins Kitchee’s AFC Champions League push
Hong Kong: Kitchee SC have added international experience to their 2022 AFC Champions League push, securing the signature of Turkmenistan midfielder Ruslan Mingazov on Thursday.
An attacking midfielder or winger, the 30-year-old joins the club after contributing seven goals in all competitions for Kazakhstan Premier League outfit FC Caspiy last season and is expected to feature in next month’s continental campaign.
Saudi Arabia women’s team determined to scale greater heights
Riyadh: Saudi Arabia women’s national team returned home on Tuesday following their international debut with Monika Staab’s squad determined to push harder as they seek the step up to competitive football.
Following their preparatory camp in mid-January, Saudi Arabia embarked on their maiden outing to the Maldives capital, Male, where they defeated Seychelles and hosts Maldives by 2-0 scorelines in their international debut.