Lebanese women ranked first in their group in the Asian Cup qualifiers | sports


The Lebanese national football team defeated Guam 3-0 at Dolin Omarzakov Stadium in Bishkek, in the third and final round of Group D competitions in the 2022 AFC Women’s Asian Cup qualifiers in India.
Haneen Tamim (28 and 60) and Laila Iskandar (47) scored the winning goals.
Guam completed the match with ten players after striker Colin Naden was sent off in the 66th minute as a result of receiving the highest second warning.
Myanmar topped the group standings with 9 points from three matches, compared to 6 points for Lebanon and 3 for the UAE, while Guam’s balance remained devoid of points.
The head of the delegation of the Lebanese women’s team and the head of the women’s football committee in the Lebanese Football Association, Asaad Sablini, expressed his pride in the “Sabaya of the Cedars” at the end of the qualifiers’ journey, pointing to the remarkable development of the team’s performance from one match to another.
Sablini considered that the players of the national team will have a great role in the future because the current ages that participated in the qualifiers competitions are very young, pointing out that the intensive preparations through the camps and the interactions with large teams in the Arab Cup, leading to Kyrgyzstan, gave good results.
Siblini affirmed the Lebanese Federation’s continuous support for the development of the game, and revealed that Lebanon is on a date with a new entitlement in women’s football next December at the level of the promising category, whose competitions will be hosted by Jounieh Stadium.
On Monday, the first round of group competitions saw Myanmar beat Lebanon 4-0 and the UAE beat Guam 2-1, while the second round on Thursday saw Lebanon beat the UAE 1-0 and Myanmar beat Guam 8-0.
The host teams of India, along with Japan, Australia and China, which ranked first in the last edition of 2018 in Jordan, got direct qualification cards in the finals.
On the other hand, Vietnam (Group B), Indonesia (Group C), South Korea (Group E), the Philippines (Group F), Iran (Group G) and Thailand (Group H) have qualified so far.
The first place in each of the eight groups in the qualifiers gets the ticket to qualify for the finals.
Source: “The Brigade” website


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