The draw for the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022™ concluded in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Thursday.
The virtually conducted draw for the expanded 12-team tournament will see Japan begin their defence of the titles won in 2014 and 2018 in Group C.
The Nadeshiko will have Korea Republic, Vietnam and Myanmar for company in their group.
Australia, champions in 2010 and runners-up in the last two editions, were drawn in Group B alongside Thailand, Philippines and Indonesia.
Eight-time winners China PR will have hosts India, Chinese Taipei and Islamic Republic of Iran for company in Group A as they attempt to win the title for the first time since 2006.
The AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022™ will add further drama and excitement with the leading five teams earning direct tickets to the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand.
The next best two teams from the Playoff matches will also represent Asia at the Inter-Confederation Playoff matches.
AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022™ Draw
Group A: India, China PR, Chinese Taipei, Islamic Republic of Iran
Group B: Australia, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia
Group C: Japan, Korea Republic, Vietnam, Myanmar