Football Federation Australia (FFA) has confirmed that the Westfield Matildas have accepted an invitation to participate in the East Asian Football Federation (EAFF) East Asia Cup 2013, with the qualifying tournaments to be held from 20th-24th November 2012 Women.
The EAFF East Asia Cup is a four-team tournament for men and women, held every four years rotating between Japan, Korea Republic & China PR as the host nation.
The teams that will participate in the EAFF East Asia Cup 2013 for women are Japan, Korea Republic, DPR Korea plus one team from the Round 2 Qualifying Tournament.
The qualifiers for the Women’s EAFF East Asia Cup 2013 , will be held in Shenzhen, China PR from 20th-24th November 2012.And will involve teams from Australia, China PR, Chinese-Taipei and Hong Kong.
The Women’s EAFF East Asia Cup Final 2013 will be held in Seoul, Korea Republic from 20th-28th July 2013.
EAFF East Asia Cup past winners:
Japan beat Korea Rep. 2-1 to finish their second consecutive tournament unbeaten and was named 2010 champions.
Top Scorer: HAN Duan(China PR)、IWABUCHI Mana(Japan)、LEE Jang Mi(Korea Rep.)、YOO Young A(Korea Rep.)
Best Goalkeeper: ZHANG Yanru(China)
Best Defender: IWASHIMIZU Azusa(Japan)
Fair play Award: China PR
MVP (Most Valuable Player):SAWA Homare(Japan)
TOP SCORER : OHNO Shinobu（Japan）
BEST GOALKEEPER : ZHANG Yanru(China PR)
BEST DEFENDER : HONG Myong Gum(DPR Korea)
FAIR PLAY AWARD : Japan
MVP(Most Valuable Player): SAWA Homare(Japan)
Winners Korea Republic
Most Goal Scorer: None
Best Goalkeeper Award: Kim Jung Mi (Korea Rep. No.1)
Best Defender Award: Yoo Young Sil (Korea Rep. No.20)
Fairplay Award: Japan
MVP (Most Valuable Player): Ho Sun Hui (DPR Korea No.9)
Combined Points Competition: DPR Korea
Photos: EAFF/Koki Nagahama