Australia to enter India 2022 as highest ranked contender
Kuala Lumpur: Australia will enter the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022 as the top ranked contender, while DPR Korea remain Asia’s highest ranked women’s national team, after the December update to the FIFA Women’s World Ranking was revealed on Friday.
With a victory over Brazil and draw with the world number one United States among their results since the previous update in August, the Matildas remain 11th in the world, one spot behind DPR Korea, who are not among the 12 teams to have qualified for next month’s continental Finals.
Baghdad: Iraq were crowned the 2021 WAFF U-18 Championship winners after defeating Lebanon on penalties in the final at the newly inaugurated Al Madina Stadium on Wednesday.
Iraq successfully defended the title they secured two years ago thanks to the heroics of goalkeeper Hussin Amoyed who saved two penalties after the sides failed to find the back of the net in regular time.
Doha: One year before the start of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, 16 Arab nations - including 10 AFC members - descend on Qatar to compete for the FIFA Arab Cup 2021 title over the next three weeks, with plenty of action to look forward to.
Ahead of the start of the competition with hosts Qatar facing Bahrain in the opening match, the-AFC.com sums up all you need to know about the FIFA Arab Cup.
Saida: Lebanon head coach Ivan Hasek couldn’t find words to speak in detail following his side’s 1-0 home defeat at the hands of the United Arab Emirates on Matchday 6 of the AFC Asian Qualifiers – Road to Qatar at the Saida Municipal Stadium on Tuesday.
Hasek's men were the better side but failed to convert their chances into goals before Ali Mabkhout successfully slotted home a penalty past Mustafa Matar with five minutes left on the clock.