Iran’s Women Captain Taherkhani Looks to Book 2023 FIFA World Cup Berth
- December, 07, 2021 - 16:15
- Sports news
TEHRAN (Tasnim)– Iran national women’s football team Captain Behnaz Taherkhani says they want to make history in the 2022 AFC Women's Asian Cup and book a place in the 2023 FIFA World Cup.
Iran has been drawn in Group A along with India, China and Chinese Taipei.
“Our training camp for the AFC Asian Cup has started since Saturday and we want to travel to India as a well-prepared team. We are motivated for the competition,” Taherkhani said.
“Iran has been drawn in a tough group but we want to qualify for the next stage. We just think about booking a place in the 2023 FIFA World Cup,” she said.
Iran was scheduled to play several warm-up matches ahead of the AFC Asian cup but the matches were canceled.
“The warm-up matches could help us prepare better but they were canceled. However, we want to reach our goal in India,” Taherkhani concluded.
The 2022 AFC Women's Asian Cup will serve as the final stage of Asian qualification for the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand (Regulations Article 4.6), in which Australia already qualified automatically as a co-host.
Five teams will qualify directly for the World Cup via the knockout stage (including play-offs for fifth place or possibly sixth place), and two more teams will advance to the inter-confederation play-offs.