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2022 AFC Women’s Asian Cup: All you need to know- Fixtures, participating teams and more

The 12 teams set to be in the competition have been split into three groups with top two teams from each group along with the best third-placed teams set to secure qualification into the quarter-finals.

Saurabh Ganguly Author

Updated - 11 January 2022 4:08 pm

The 20th edition of the AFC Women’s Women’s Asian Cup will feature as many as 12 teams from the continent. The competition is being held in India and is witnessing an increase of teams from 8 to 12 to make the footballing event all the more competitive. The championship is also set to act as the final stage of the Asian qualification from the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

Consequently, as many as five teams will qualify for the main event directly. In addition, two sides will progress to the inter-confederation play-offs. It is the Japan team who are the defending champions of the Women’s Asia Cup as they lifted the title way in 2018.

It should be noted that the competition was originally supposed to be held in 2021 but had to be pushed back owing to the Coronavirus pandemic. As per the latest schedule, the competition will begin on January 20, 2022.

The 12 teams set to be in the competition have been split into three groups with the top two teams from each group along with the best third-placed teams set to secure qualification into the quarter-finals.

India, who are the hosts, have been placed alongside China, Chinese Taipei, and Iran in Group A. Moreover, Australia, Thailand, the Philippines, and Indonesia find their names in Group B. 2018 winners Japan have been placed in Group C along with South Korea, Vietnam and Myanmar.

Group A Fixtures

Date Time (IST) Stadium Fixture
January 20, 2022 3:30 pm Mumbai Football Arena, Mumbai China PR vs Chinese Taipei
January 20, 2022 7:30 pm DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai India vs Iran
January 23, 2022 3:30 pm Mumbai Football Arena, Mumbai Iran vs China PR
January 23, 2022 7:30 pm DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai Chinese Taipei vs India
January 26, 2022 3:30 pm Mumbai Football Arena, Mumbai India vs China PR
January 26, 2022 7:30 pm DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai Chinese Taipei vs Iran

 

Group B Fixtures

Date Time (IST) Stadium Fixture
January 21, 2022 3:30 pm Mumbai Football Arena, Mumbai Australia vs Indonesia
January 21, 2022 5:30 pm DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai Thailand vs Philippines
January 24, 2022 3:30 pm Mumbai Football Arena, Mumbai Philippines vs Australia
January 24, 2022 5:30 pm DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai Indonesia vs Thailand
January 27, 2022 7:30 pm Mumbai Football Arena, Mumbai Australia vs Thailand
January 27, 2022 7:30 pm DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai Philippines vs Indonesia

Group C Fixtures

Date Time (IST) Fixture Stadium
January 21, 2022 3:30 pm Japan vs Myanmar Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Pune
January 21, 2022 7:30 pm South Korea vs Vietnam Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Pune
January 24, 2022 3:30 pm Myanmar vs South Korea Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Pune
January 24, 2022 7:30 pm Vietnam vs Japan Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Pune
January 27, 2022 3:30 pm Japan vs South Korea Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Pune
January 27, 2022 3:30 pm Vietnam vs Myanmar DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai

Quarterfinal Fixtures

Date Time (IST) Venue Fixture
January 30, 2022

5:30 pm DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai

Group A Winner vs Group B/C Third Place

January 30, 2022

1:30 pm Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Pune

Group B Winner vs Group C Runner-Up

January 30, 2022

1:30 pm DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai

Group C Winner vs Group A/B Third Place

January 30, 2022

7:30 pm Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Pune

Group A Runner-Up vs Group B Runner-Up


Semifinal fixtures

Date Time (IST) Venue Fixture
February 3, 2022

7:30 pm Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Pune

QF1 Winner vs QF3 Winner

February 3, 2022

8:30 pm Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Pune

QF2 Winner vs QF4 Winner

Final Fixtures

Date Time (IST) Venue Fixture
February 6, 2022

4:30 pm DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai SF1 Winner vs SF2 Winner

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