Groups finalised for #AFCU23 Qatar 2024 Qualifiers
Kuala Lumpur: The draw for the AFC U23 Asian Cup™ Qatar 2024 Qualifiers was finalised at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Thursday.
The hopefuls were divided into 11 groups – 10 groups of four teams each, with the last group containing three. Qatar, meanwhile, will play in the Qualifiers for exposure with their matches classified as friendlies.
Queiroz introduces fresh faces as he charts new course for Qatar
Doha: There will be a fresh look to the Qatar squad for their CONCACAF Gold Cup challenge as Carlos Quieroz gets set for his first tournament as head coach.
The Portuguese, who replaced Felix Sanchez as head coach, has two major targets - Qatar's defence of their AFC Asian Cup™ title and qualifying for the 2026 FIFA World Cup.
Among those missing from the Qatar squad for the Gold Cup are Captain Hassan Al Haydos, Akram Afif, Karim Boudiaf, Pedro Miguel, Boualem Khoukhi, Abdulaziz Hatem and Saad Al Sheeb in Queiroz's bid to blood new players.
Dubai: The attention of football fans from across Asia turns to Argentina where Uzbekistan, Iraq, Japan and Korea Republic prepare to represent the continent in the FIFA U20 World Cup 2023.
The global event previously known as the World Youth Championship has seen as many as 16 different AFC representatives over the course of its four decades of existence. the-AFC.com looks back at the history of Asian nations at the FIFA U20 World Cup.
AFC and Aspetar sign MoU to promote oral and dental health for Asian footballers
Doha: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has partnered with Aspetar, a prestigious orthopaedic and sports medicine hospital and one of FIFA and AFC Medical Centres of Excellence, to establish a ground-breaking initiative focused on the oral and dental health of footballers in Asia.
The two organisations have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on both education and research programmes aimed towards the safety of players.
West Asia Wrap: Al Arabi clinch Amir Cup; Al Hilal edge Al Wehda to lift King's Cup
Doha: Al Arabi ended a 30-year wait for the Qatar Amir Cup title after stunning Al Sadd SC 3-0 in the final on Friday.
Al Hilal SFC, meanwhile, edged Al Wehda on penalties to lift the Saudi King's Cup.
In Bahrain, Khalidiya are well placed to seal the title while there was also action in Iraq, Kuwait, Syria and the United Arab Emirates so join the-AFC.com as we review the latest round of domestic action across West Asia.
Doha: As the dust settles on the AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023™ draw and the teams start planning their preparations, excitement is set to peak in the months ahead of the continental showpiece kicking off on January 12, 2024.
The six group winners and runners-up, together with the four best third-placed teams, will advance to the Round of 16.
The action promises to be thrilling and as we await the kick-off, join the-AFC.com as we take a look at what is in store in Groups A, B and C of Qatar 2023.
Doha: The stage is set for the AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023™ following the Official Draw at the Katara Opera House in Doha on Thursday.
The continental showpiece, scheduled for January 12 to February 10, 2024 promises to be a thrilling affair with seven former winners among the 24 teams - seeded in accordance with the latest FIFA World Ranking - divided into six groups.