December 1 – With just 50 days to go, India will host the Asian Open Women’s Football Championship, an important tournament for the growth of national women’s football in the league, which could have up to eight teams compete in the next FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2023 to be hosted by Australia and New Zealand.
The tournament – which will see 12 teams compete instead of the previous eight – kicks off January 20 and runs through February 6 and is round 20NS Competition period was held, starting as a biennial tournament in 1975 with six teams before becoming a four-year tournament from 2010.
Originally scheduled for October/November 2021, the date was pushed back to January due to concerns about the global health crisis. Matches will be held in Mumbai, Navi AFC announced and Pune in Maharashtra. This is the second time India has hosted the tournament, the first being in 1979 when they finished second.
The AFC pushed its national women’s team’s top event the hard way. Unlike its men’s teams, the AFC has five women’s teams that make it into the world’s top 20. Iran is the top AFC men’s team ranked in 21st placeNS Position.
North Korea is the highest ranked AFC women’s team with 9th placeNS, but won’t be in India without playing a match for more than two years after the country closed at the start of the covid pandemic. Australia is the next highest ranked team at 11th place, followed by defending AFC champions Japan at 13th.
The rapid globalization of the women’s game, and the migration of female players from the AFC to non-AFC countries, has been impressive. More than 60 overseas players, more than double the total of 30 in the 2018 version, will continue to compete for the countries.
This includes big-name stars in the women’s game such as Japan’s Saki Kumagai and Bayern Munich, Australia and Chelsea’s Sam Kerr, and Korea Republic and Chelsea’s Ji So-yun.
A total of 29 national leagues, including 16 from outside Asia, will be represented.
The profiles of these stars have helped drive AFC’s new media rights partnership with agreed deals with broadcasters in the United States, Latin America, New Zealand and across Europe and other territories. territory of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).
The importance of the championship is further enhanced by the top 5 finishing teams automatically qualifying for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Australia has qualified as the host while more will be added. two AFC teams participate in the Play-off Round between the Confederations to compete for spots.
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