Qualifiers - Group A: Qatar, Syria kick off in style
Doha: Qatar and Syria enjoyed opening day wins over Yemen and Sri Lanka respectively in Group A of the AFC U23 Asian Cup Uzbekistan 2022 Qualifiers on Monday.
Two first half goals coupled with Khaled Mohammed's wonder strike in the 63rd minute saw Qatar emerge victorious against Yemen while Syria were equally impressive in their 5-0 win over Sri Lanka at the Khalifa International Stadium.
Qatar will face Sri Lanka next on Thursday, while Yemen must bounce back strongly against Syria if they are to stay in contention for a place in Uzbekistan 2022.
Manama: AFC President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa met with Jaswar Umar, the President of Football Federation of Sri Lanka (FFSL) on Tuesday.
The AFC President congratulated the FFSL President on his recent election, stressing the AFC’s commitment to strengthen the unity and solidarity with its Member Associations in achieving the shared ambitions for the Asian football family.
Shaikh Salman added that the AFC was only as strong as its MAs and the steadfast partnership continued to be underlined through the implementation of the AFC’s development programmes.
"We are keen to continue our meetings with our Member Associations, to present the AFC’s recent achievements, and our future plans, in addition to listening to the suggestions and feedback of our members, to enrich the work in the Confederation," he said.
AFC agrees media rights deal with Football Sports Development Limited in the Indian Subcontinent
Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) today announced Football Sports Development Limited (FSDL) as their new media partner in the Indian subcontinent, which includes India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives.
The deal includes all major AFC national team and club competitions, including but not limited to the final round of the AFC Asian Qualifiers – Road to Qatar, AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022, the AFC Asian Cup China 2023, as well as the annual club competitions, the AFC Champions League and the AFC Cup from the 2021 season.
Kuala Lumpur: With the draw for the final round of the AFC Asian Qualifiers – Road to Qatar set to be held on July 1, excitement is building as the 12 teams get set to learn their opponents.
The 12 sides went through extremely challenging times to advance to the final round, where the two group winners and runners-up will join hosts Qatar in the FIFA World Cup 2022 Finals while the third-placed teams from the two groups will advance to the Confederation Playoff, with the winners moving into the Inter-Confederation Playoff.
Ahead of the draw, the-AFC.com retraces how the 12 teams booked their places from the second round of qualifying with the focus on Group H.
Asian Qualifiers - Group H: Korea Republic defeat Sri Lanka to close in on final round
Goyang City: Korea Republic went three points clear at the top of Group H after a comprehensive 5-0 win over bottom side Sri Lanka in the Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 on Wednesday.
Korea Republic will play their final Group H tie on June 13 against the team in second place, Lebanon, who were dramatically defeated by Turkmenistan earlier in the day with the Taeguk Warriors only needing a draw to seal their place in the final round of the Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and confirming their ticket to the AFC Asian Cup China 2023 Finals.