FAS ● Jun 24, 2021
Singapore drawn alongside DPR Korea, Iraq and Indonesia for AFC Women’s Asian Cup Qualifiers
SINGAPORE, 24 JUNE 2021 – Singapore have been drawn into Group C for the 20th Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Women’s Asian Cup Qualifiers, which will take place from 13 to 25 September 2021 in Indonesia.
The Lionesses will face three-time winners DPR Korea, Iraq and Indonesia, in a bid to clinch a place in the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022 that is scheduled to happen from 20 January 20 to 6 February.
A total of eight groups will contest the Qualifiers, with the top team from each group set to proceed. The draw was conducted earlier today at the AFC House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Commenting on the results of the draw, Women’s National Team Head Coach Stephen Ng said: “Despite being drawn into a tough group with three-time champions DPR Korea, I am confident that our girls will train hard and put in their best performances at the qualifiers. It is important for us to hit the ground running now that full training has resumed so that we are mentally and physically prepared for the upcoming matches.”
Singapore have appeared seven times in the tournament, with the most recent coming in 2003. The Lionesses’ best showing was third place in the 1977 edition, followed by fourth in 1983. Currently ranked 130th in the FIFA rankings, Ng’s charges will aim to overcome world number 10 DPR Korea, number 95 Indonesia and the Iraqis, who are unranked.
View this post on Instagram
Defending champions Japan, 2018 runners-up Australia and third-placed China PR as well as hosts India have already qualified for the Finals, which will see 12 teams competing for the crown.