Kuala Lumpur: Another three teams advanced as Round 1 of the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Paris 2024 Asian Qualifiers concluded on Tuesday.
The seven Round 1 group winners - Uzbekistan (Group A), Islamic Republic of Iran (Group B), Vietnam (Group C), Thailand (Group D), Philippines (Group E), Chinese Taipei (Group F) and India (Group G) will now join the five highest seeded teams - DPR Korea, Japan, Australia, China PR and Korea Republic in Round 2 which will be divided into three groups.
Four teams - the three group winners and the best-ranked runners-up - will then progress to Round 3 to play two pairs of home and away matches with the eventual winners qualifying for the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Paris 2024.
Europe Wrap: Son hits century; Kubo seals Sociedad win
Kuala Lumpur: Korea Republic and Tottenham Hotspur ace Son Heung-min scripted history when he scored his 100th goal in England’s Premier League with a stunning strike in a 2-1 win over Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday, becoming the first Asian to enter the elite club with his seventh strike of the season.
Japan youngster Takefusa Kubo found the back of the net against Getafe in Spain to strengthen Real Sociedad’s bid for a place in the 2023-24 UEFA Champions League, while his compatriot Hiroki Ito scored a stunner for his first Bundesliga goal of the season in Germany as VfB Stuttgart edged VfL Bochum 3-2 in a relegation six-pointer.
Islamic Republic of Iran striker Mehdi Taremi scored the winner for FC Porto in O Classico against Benfica in Portugal and Kyogo Furuhashi hit a double in Scotland as leaders Celtic dispatched Rangers in the Old Firm derby, so join the-AFC.com as we look at how the Asian stars performed in Europe over the past week.