2022 AFC Women's Asian Cup

20th AFC Women's Asian Cup

The 2022 AFC Women's Asian Cup was the 20th edition of the AFC Women's Asian Cup a competition where national teams from Asia, which are part of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), play against each other.[3] India was chosen to be the host country in June 2020, and it was the first time they hosted it since 1979.[4] Originally, the tournament was supposed to happen in late October and early November, but they changed the dates to 20 January to 6 February 2022.[5]

2022 AFC Women's Asian Cup
Tournament details
Host countryIndia
Dates20 January – 6 February
Teams12 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)3 (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions China PR (9th title)
Runners-up South Korea
Tournament statistics
Matches played26
Goals scored104 (4 per match)
Attendance0 (0 per match)
Top scorer(s)Australia Sam Kerr
(7 goals)
Best player(s)China Wang Shanshan[1]
Best goalkeeperChina Zhu Yu[2]
Fair play award South Korea
2018
2026

This time, there were twelve teams in the tournament instead of the usual eight. The reason for this was that it also decided which Asian teams would get to play in the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Australia was already in the World Cup because they were hosting it. Five teams got to go to the World Cup straight from this tournament, and two more had a chance to play in a special playoff.

Japan had won the tournament the last two times, but this time they got knocked out in the semi-finals by China on penalties. China then won the tournament by beating South Korea 3-2 in the final.

How the Host was picked change

Three football associations showed that they wanted to host the tournament before the deadline on 31st May 2019.[6]

  1.   India
  2.   Chinese Taipei
  3.   Uzbekistan

India had already hosted the 1980 AFC Women's Championship, which was initially planned for 1979. Chinese Taipei had hosted the tournament in 1977 and 2001.[7]

The AFC Women's Football Committee suggested that India should host the tournament on 19th February 2020. Then, on 5th June 2020, India was officially given the rights to host the tournament.[8][9]

Group stage change

Tiebreakers

Teams were ranked based on the number of points they earned in matches. They got 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, and 0 points for a loss. If two or more teams had the same number of points, the following rules were used to decide who is ranked higher:

  1. First, they looked at the points earned in matches between the tied teams.
  2. If that didn't settle it, they checked the goal difference in matches between the tied teams.
  3. If it was still tied, they counted the total number of goals scored in matches between the tied teams.
  4. If there were more than two tied teams, they repeated these three steps only for those teams.
  5. If it was still tied, they considered the goal difference in all the matches played in the group.
  6. After that, they looked at the total number of goals scored in all the matches in the group.
  7. If only two teams were tied and they played against each other in the last round of the group, they might have a penalty shootout.
  8. If everything else failed to break the tie, they looked at the number of disciplinary points each team had. A yellow card counted as 1 point, a red card resulting from two yellow cards counted as 3 points, and a direct red card counted as 3 points. If a player got a yellow card and then a direct red card, it counted as 4 points.
  9. Finally, if none of the above resolved the tie, they resorted to drawing lots to decide the rankings.

All the times mentioned are in the local time zone, which is IST (UTC+5:30).[10]

Group A change

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   China PR 2 2 0 0 11 0 +11 6 Knockout stage
2   Chinese Taipei 2 1 0 1 5 4 +1 3
3   Iran 2 0 0 2 0 12 −12 0
4   India (H) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Withdrew[a]
Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
(H) Host
Notes:
  1. India failed to name the required 13 players and were unable to play their match of the group stage against Chinese Taipei due to them having only fewer than 13 players left with the remaining team members testing positive for COVID-19. They were considered to have withdrawn from the competition, and all previous matches played by them shall be considered "null and void" and would not be considered in determining the final group rankings.[11]

China PR vs Chinese Taipei change

China PR  4–0  Chinese Taipei
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 0
Referee: Abirami Naidu (Singapore)

India vs Iran change

India  Voided
(0–0)
  Iran
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 0
Referee: Lara Lee (Australia)

Iran vs China PR change

Iran  0–7  China PR
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 0
Referee: Pansa Chaisanit (Thailand)

Chinese Taipei vs India change

Chinese Taipei  Cancelled  India
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Referee: Oh Hyeon-jeong (South Korea)

India vs China PR change

Chinese Taipei vs Iran change

Chinese Taipei  5–0  Iran
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 0
Referee: Asaka Koizumi (Japan)

Group B change

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Australia 3 3 0 0 24 1 +23 9 Knockout stage
2   Philippines 3 2 0 1 7 4 +3 6
3   Thailand 3 1 0 2 5 3 +2 3
4   Indonesia 3 0 0 3 0 28 −28 0
Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers

Australia vs Indonesia change

Australia  18–0  Indonesia
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 0
Referee: Mahsa Ghorbani (Iran)

Thailand vs Philippines change

Thailand  0–1  Philippines
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 0
Referee: Công Thị Dung (Vietnam)

Philippines vs Australia change

Philippines  0–4  Australia
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 0
Referee: Wang Chieh (Chinese Taipei)

Indonesia vs Thailand change

Indonesia  0–4  Thailand
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

Australia vs Thailand change

Australia  2–1  Thailand
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 0
Referee: Thein Thein Aye (Myanmar)

Philippines vs Indonesia change

Philippines  6–0  Indonesia
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 0
Referee: Kim Yu-jeong (South Korea)

Group C change

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Japan 3 2 1 0 9 1 +8 7 Knockout stage
2   South Korea 3 2 1 0 6 1 +5 7
3   Vietnam 3 0 1 2 2 8 −6 1
4   Myanmar 3 0 1 2 2 9 −7 1
Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers

Japan vs Myanmar change

Japan  5–0  Myanmar
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 0
Referee: Veronika Bernatskaia (Kyrgyzstan)

South Korea vs Vietnam change

South Korea  3–0  Vietnam
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

Myanmar vs South Korea change

Myanmar  0–2  South Korea
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

Vietnam vs Japan change

Vietnam  0–3  Japan
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 0
Referee: Lara Lee (Australia)

Japan vs South Korea change

Japan  1–1  South Korea
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 0
Referee: Edita Mirabidova (Uzbekistan)

Vietnam vs Myanmar change

Vietnam  2–2  Myanmar
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 0
Referee: Ranjita Devi Tekcham (India)

Ranking of third-placed teams change

The top two teams qualified for the quarter finals. Due to the withdrawal of India in group A, results against the fourth-placed teams of each group B and C were not counted in determining the ranking of the third-placed teams.

Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 B   Thailand 2 0 0 2 1 3 −2 0 Knockout stage
2 C   Vietnam 2 0 0 2 0 6 −6 0
3 A   Iran 2 0 0 2 0 12 −12 0
Source: AFC
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) goals scored; 4) disciplinary points; 5) drawing of lots.

Knockout stage change

Bracket change

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
30 January – Navi Mumbai
 
 
  China PR3
 
3 February – Pune
 
  Vietnam1
 
  China PR (p)2 (4)
 
30 January – Navi Mumbai
 
  Japan2 (3)
 
  Japan7
 
6 February – Navi Mumbai
 
  Thailand0
 
  China PR3
 
30 January – Pune
 
  South Korea2
 
  Australia0
 
3 February – Pune
 
  South Korea1
 
  South Korea2
 
30 January – Pune
 
  Philippines0
 
  Chinese Taipei1 (3)
 
 
  Philippines (p)1 (4)
 

Quarter-finals change

China PR vs Vietnam change

China PR  3–1  Vietnam
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 0
Referee: Oh Hyeon-jeong (South Korea)

Australia vs South Korea change

Australia  0–1  South Korea
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

Japan vs Thailand change

Japan  7–0  Thailand
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

Chinese Taipei vs Philippines change

Chinese Taipei  1–1 (a.e.t.)  Philippines
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Penalties
3–4
Attendance: 0
Referee: Thein Thein Aye (Myanmar)

Semi-finals change

China PR vs Japan change

China PR  2–2 (a.e.t.)  Japan
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Penalties
4–3
Attendance: 0
Referee: Lara Lee (Australia)

South Korea vs Philippines change

South Korea  2–0  Philippines
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Attendance: 0
Referee: Pansa Chaisanit (Thailand)

Final change

China PR  3–2  South Korea
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)

References change

  1. "China PR's Wang Shanshan named AFC Women's Asian Cup India 2022 MVP". AFC. 6 February 2022.
  2. "China PR's Zhu Yu picked as Best Goalkeeper of AFC Women's Asian Cup India 2022". AFC. 6 February 2022.
  3. "AFC Women's Asian Cup 2022 Competition Regulations". AFC. Archived from the original on 23 October 2021.
  4. "India to host 2022 AFC Women's Asian Cup for the first time since 1979". Business Standard. 5 June 2020. Retrieved 26 June 2020.
  5. "India recommended as host for AFC Women's Asian Cup 2022". AFC. 19 February 2020.
  6. "Chinese Taipei, India and Uzbekistan express interest in hosting 2022 edition". AFC.com. 1 June 2019. Archived from the original on 15 July 2019. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  7. "India among three countries interested in hosting the 2022 AFC Women's Asian Cup". FOX Sports Asia. 1 June 2019. Archived from the original on 8 June 2019. Retrieved 5 June 2019.
  8. "India to host AFC Women's Asian Cup 2022 finals". All India Football Federation. 5 June 2020. Retrieved 5 June 2020.
  9. "India to host 2022 AFC Women's Asian Cup". ESPN. 5 June 2020. Retrieved 13 June 2020.
  10. "Match Schedule – AFC Women's Asian Cup India 2022" (PDF). afc.com. Archived (PDF) from the original on 12 January 2022.
  11. "Latest update on the AFC Women's Asian Cup India 2022". Asian Football Confederation. 23 January 2022.