This weekend sees the Bhutan Premier League finally return after 10 months away. Whilst in that time tournaments and cup competitions have been held, it is great to see the league back in action, in what should be a highly entertaining season.
Only a month after the 2021 season drew to a close, the 2022 season began. With the Mongolian football federation opting to divide the league into two halves, a Fall and Spring series. This is due to the harsh winters in Mongolia and also due to the fact that the 2021 season was delayed due to COVID-19, meaning issues with schedules.
It was another Matchday of goals, impressive defensive performances and unfortunate news in that hosts India had to withdraw from the competition, due to positive cases of COVID-19. The action gets back underway on Wednesday 26th January, so before that, let's review Match 2
The first round of WAC fixtures got underway on Thursday and Friday, with some surprise results, important draws and emphatic wins by the competition favourites. There's still two matches left in the Group Stage for teams to make a push to secure a place in the quarter-finals. But before the second round of games begins, let's review the action from round one!
Today is the day that we will see the 20th edition of the AFC Women's Asian Cup get underway in India. With the tournament being expanded from eight teams to twelve teams for the first time, meaning five teams can gain direct qualification to the 2023 Women's World Cup through the knockout stage. Whereas, two more teams will advance to the inter-confederation play-offs.
It is the final weekend of the 2021 Singapore Premier League season and it is all going down to the wire for who will become this years champions. Who will play hero and who will play villain, in a weekend where every goal counts.
Another weekend of WE.League and another weekend of entertainment. It was fantastic to see also that league attendances were roughly the same as those on the opening day fixtures, with over 14,000 fans in the stadiums. This in a time where Japan is still being affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and fan attendance being capped to 5000 capacity.
Just last week, the Australian Professional League (APL) announced that three expansion teams were set to join the W-League, with the plans to increase teams in the league from 9 to 12. The decision was made in order to further interest in women's football in Australia and New Zealand, particularly given the fact the FIFA Women's World Cup will be hosted by both nations in 2023.
It has been 111 days since the 20/21 Hong Kong Premier League season finished, with Kitchee winning their 2nd consecutive league title and 5th in total. A season which was continuously interrupted by the covid-19 pandemic, which meant the majority of games had to be played behind closed doors and clubs were seriously impacted financially.
The WE League has ambitions to become a platform in the Asia/Pacific region for female footballers across the world. After winning the 2011 World Cup, the interest in the Japan Women's National Team and Women's domestic league did show signs of promise, however in subsequent years it has shown a decline in interest and in order to compete with countries high up the FIFA World Rankings, the league has set out objectives in revive football in the country and inspire the next generations.
Sunday 12th September marked history for women's football and the start of change in Japan. After years of planning, developing and sacrifice, the WE League finally got underway in what is Japan's first professional football league.