Kuala Lumpur: Australia and India booked their places in Round 2 of the AFC U17 Women’s Asian Cup™ Indonesia 2024 Qualifiers with wins over Chinese Taipei and Myanmar respectively on Friday.
Australia’s 3-0 win over Chinese Taipei confirmed them as the Group B winners while India edged Myanmar 2-1 to top Group F with the two joining Vietnam (Group C) and the Philippines (Group G) in advancing from Round 1.
Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong, meanwhile, registered wins to set up winner-takes-all meetings in Groups A, D and E respectively while Nepal breathed life into their Group H campaign with victory over Jordan.
Kuala Lumpur: Vietnam and Philippines booked their places in Round 2 of the AFC U17 Women’s Asian Cup™ Indonesia 2024 Qualifiers with resounding wins on Wednesday.
Vietnam defeated Uzbekistan 3-0 to top Group C with two wins while Philippines finished with a perfect record as well after beating Lebanon 2-0 in Group G.
Thailand, Chinese Taipei and Bangladesh, meanwhile, opened their Groups A, B and C campaigns with wins over Northern Mariana Islands, Mongolia and Turkmenistan respectively. There were opening victories for Korea Republic, India and Islamic Republic of Iran as well in Groups E, F and H respectively.
Kathmandu: Vietnam defeated Nepal 2-0 in their Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Paris 2024 Asian Qualifiers Round 1 match on Saturday to advance to the next stage as the Group C winners.
Pham Hai Yen’s quickfire goals secured Vietnam their second consecutive victory over Nepal following their 3-0 win on the opening day as the Southeast Asian side joined India, Islamic Republic of Iran and Thailand in Round 2.
Australia, Japan, Korea Republic suffer narrow defeats
Kuala Lumpur: Korea Republic slipped to a 2-1 defeat against Uruguay while Japan and Australia also lost by the same scoreline to Colombia and Ecuador respectively as the trio were beaten by South American opposition in Tuesday’s international friendlies.
Malaysia, meanwhile, defeated Hong Kong 2-0, Bangladesh fell 1-0 to Seychelles, Nepal scored a last gasp equaliser to force a 1-1 draw against Bhutan as did Indonesia in a 2-2 stalemate with Burundi.
Auckland: China PR were held to a 0-0 draw by 10-man New Zealand in new head coach Aleksandar Jankovic’s debut on the bench at Auckland’s Mount Smart Stadium on Thursday after All Whites defender Tommy Smith was sent off in the second half.
Smith was sent off in the 63rd minute for bringing down Chinese striker Wu Lei following a mix-up between the Colchester United defender and goalkeeper Oli Sail, but Jankovic’s side were unable to make the most of the one-man advantage.
Kuala Lumpur: The stage is set for Round 2 of the Qualifiers for the AFC U20 Women’s Asian Cup Uzbekistan 2024™ following the draw at the AFC House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Thursday.
The eight teams were divided into two groups with the top two sides from each group to join the three highest-seeded teams from the AFC U-19 Women’s Championship Thailand 2019 - Japan, DPR Korea, and Korea Republic – as well as host nation Uzbekistan in the Finals.